Press

On UCLA's campus, members of Bruin Democrats are regarded as knowledgeable and insightful and are commonly interviewed for Daily Bruin articles regarding politics.

Disclaimer: the views and opinions of Bruin Democrat members do not in any way, shape, or form represent the beliefs of Bruin Democrats as an organization

 
 
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Daily Bruin: The Year in Protest

June 10, 2018

"Matt Benowitz, Bruin Democrats’ external vice president and a first-year political science and classical civilization student, said he thinks speaker fees do not unilaterally limit rights."

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Daily Bruin: Alumnus remembered for his love for UCLA, passion for politics

May 31, 2018

"UCLA staff and faculty remember Sean Wang for his commitment to UCLA athletics, school spirit and passion for politics and math."

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Daily Bruin: The Quad: Comparing Feinstein’s, De León’s policy positions in Senate seat race 

March 1, 2018

"Grayson Peters, a first-year political science student and member of Bruin Democrats who plans to support Feinstein, believes California should not abandon the political clout Feinstein has accumulated through her years of service."

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Daily Bruin: Treasury secretary delivers lecture on economic policies, sanctions

February 27, 2018

"Shuky Patel, a third-year political science student and the external vice president of Bruin Democrats, said he thinks Mnuchin is an immoral person because he is a part of the Trump administration."

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The Sacramento Bee: Matt Dababneh will resign from California Assembly after sex assault allegation

December 8, 2017

"Jonathan Bash, a former president of Bruin Democrats at UCLA, told The Bee on Monday that he and other leaders of the club advised female members for years not to intern with Dababneh because of problems with sexual harassment."

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Daily Bruin: Bruin Democrats, Bruin Republicans gather to debate at UCLA CrossFire

November 17, 2017

"Bruin Political Union hosted the UCLA CrossFire debate at Ackerman Student Union, which featured members from the Bruin Democrats and the Bruin Republicans. Participants debated topics including the United States’ foreign policy and anti-discrimination laws."

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The Armenian Weekly: UCLA Armenian Students’ Association Demonstrates Against the Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian

May 23, 2017

"The event featured several groups including Bruin Democrats, Bruins Elect, Bruin Libertarians, Bruin Republicans, CALPIRG, Young Progressives Demanding Action, and the USAC External Vice President’s Office."

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Campus Reform: Black UCLA students demand 'safe spaces,' $40 million

May 17, 2017

"Hanna Almalssi, a black student who serves as the freshman representative for the Bruin Democrats, told Campus Reform that she fully supports the demands made by the ASU."

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Daily Bruin: Bruins debate Democratic, Republican stances on gun control, health care

March 4, 2017

"Bruin Republicans and Bruin Democrats discussed gun control, the Affordable Care Act and Russian sanctions Thursday night."

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Daily Bruin: UCLA Democrats feel hopeful new DNC chair will unify party

March 2, 2017

"Chad Cracraft, external vice president of Bruin Democrats and third-year political science student, said he thinks some people saw the race between Ellison and Perez as a repeat of the Democratic presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders."

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Daily Bruin: LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz outlines re-election platform

February 23, 2017

"Koretz received a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and was one of the founders of the student group Bruin Democrats."

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Daily Bruin: Freeze Peach Friday: Bruin Democrats, Republicans and the UCPD

November 4, 2016

"Two weeks later, I attended a Bruin Democrats speaker event to see how they would handle free speech on our campus. Let’s face it: Bruin Democrats’ speaker – former CNN political analyst Bill Schneider – was not as controversial of a figure as Sabine Durden."

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Daily Bruin: Bruins for Hillary visits Nevada to campaign for upcoming election

October 18, 2016

"Bruins for Hillary held their first meeting in September and coordinates with Bruin Democrats on various campaign events, like phone banks."

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NBC4: Controversy Over UCLA Students' Anti-Transgender Bathroom Signs

May 10, 2016

"'While every student is entitled to their opinion and a platform to express it, we as Bruin Democrats strongly disagree with the views portrayed by the signs,' the student organization said in a statement."

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Daily Bruin: Bruin Democrats endorses Bernie Sanders by narrow margin

January 28, 2016

"Bruin Democrats endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for the presidential primary in a tight vote Wednesday night."

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Daily Bruin: Bruins for Bernie, Bruin Democrats host debate viewing party

October 16, 2015

"Amy Linehan, president of Bruin Democrats and third-year mathematics and economics student, said she decided to collaborate with Bruins for Bernie to utilize both clubs’ bases and co-host the event."

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