Washington–The College Democrats of America announced the new Honorary Co-Chairs of the College Democrats of America, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA).
“Representatives Gabbard and Swalwell are two of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, and we look forward to having them join us ahead of a critically important election for young people,” said Natasha McKenzie, president of the College Democrats of America.
Gabbard and Swalwell are among the youngest members of Congress, as well as members of the Future Forum, the House Democrats’ millennial policy and outreach organization.
“Our next generation of leaders care most about moving past the gridlock in Washington and taking action to deliver results for our communities and our country. I’m excited to work with my friend Rep. Eric Swalwell and the College Democrats to engage and activate these young leaders to do just that,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Co-chairs serve one year terms and help spread the College Democrats message to young people across the country. CDA began appointing honorary chairs in 2011 with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
“Millennials are dynamic, innovative, and aspirational. The party of the future must stay engaged with the future. From college affordability to marriage equality, Democrats are fighting for the values of this generation, and I look forward to working alongside Rep. Gabbard, Natasha, and every member of College Democrats nationwide,” said Rep. Swalwell.