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Past Events

Yale Law Democrats Events in 2006-2007

Hosted talks by:
- Howard Dean, Chairman, Democratic National Committee
- Terry McAuliffe, Chairman, Clinton for President and former Chairman, Democratic National Committee
- Ned Lamont, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate
- Norman J. Ornstein, Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (Co-Sponsored)
- Sarah Rosen Wartell, VP and General Counsel, Center for American Progress
- Elizabeth Esty, Cheshire Town Councilwoman
- Prof. Reva Siegel on Abortion Rights (Co-Sponsored)

Organized "Political Activism Training" Series With:
- Susie Turnbull, Vice-Chair, Democratic National Committee
- Beth Leonard, New Hampshire Field Director, John Edwards for President
- Ann Lewis, Senior Adviser to Hillary Clinton's presidential exploratory committee

Other Events Included:
- "Working in Government and Politics" Career Panel Featuring Current YLS Students
- Election Night 2006 Party
- Flyback Week Trip to the Jim Webb for Senate Campaign
- Created and staffed the Connecticut Democratic Party's 2006 voter protection effort
- Organized first annual Yale Law Democrats/Yale ACS trip to Washington, D.C. Meetings included Gene Sperling, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lanny Davis, Greg Craig, Michael Yaki, Thomas Mann, and several officials on Capitol Hill and with 2008 presidential campaigns. Many thanks to Baach, Robinson & Lewis for their generosity in hosting the first Yale Law Democrats/Yale ACS "Progressive Alums" Happy Hour in Washington, D.C.
- Fall 2006 voter registration drive (co-sponsored with YLS Republicans)
- Created the Yale Law Democrats Website
- Policy research for a prospective Senate candidate
- Knocked on more than 2,500 doors to help elect Rep. Chris Murphy, Rep. Joe Courtney (the closest race of 2006), and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
- Helped organize fundraisers for Chris Murphy (U.S. House), Scott Kleeb (U.S. House); Harry Mitchell (U.S. House), and Rich Mittelstedt (South Dakota State Senate)
- Created Yale Law Democrats Alumni Network
- Screening of "Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?" (Co-Sponsored)