Ella

My name is Ella Bateman and I am a Junior at South Eugene High School. I first became aware of Young Democrats Union through phone banking for the 2018 midterm elections and I am happy to say that I am now a member of the healthcare caucus as well as the club at SEHS. Being informed and part of the process of decision making in our government is very rewarding, and I would encourage more people to get involved! 

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Emma B.

My name is Emma Burstein and I’m a junior at North Eugene High School. I’m lucky to have become increasingly aware of political issues in the past few years, and I realized that even as one high school student, I could make a change when I interned on a local Congressman’s campaign. I joined Criminal Justice Caucus because our criminal justice system needs substantial reform, especially in its treatment of disenfranchised youth. I intend to be part of the generation that pioneers this reform.

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Izzy

Hi, I'm Izzy and I am a sophomore at South Eugene High School. Now and in the future I want to fight for immigrants and for criminal justice reform.

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Sophia

Hi, I’m Sophia Brauner, a Sophomore at South Eugene High School. I love working with YDLC because I’m getting the opportunity to make real change within my state and help out youth in the criminal justice system. 

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Fiona

My name is Fiona Tracey, I'm a freshman at South Eugene High School and I'm passionate about getting equal education for everyone. I love YDLC because I get to work with an amazing team.

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Aviv

My name is Aviv Bernstein Livne. I am a Senior at South Eugene High School. I also attend Lane Community College as a math major, where I will graduate with my Associates of Science and General Studies winter term and my Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree in Summer.  I also attend the University of Oregon where I take upper division math. I love math, stand up paddle boarding, coloring, working as a Preschool Assistant at Kids Down South, and getting involved in the community. My goal is to get my BA in math and continue on to law school so I can become a public defender.

 

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Paul

Hi, I'm Paul Tapia and I'm freshman at South Eugene High School. I'm very passionate about policy that would include more diverse literature in our school curriculum.

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Eliza

Hi, my name is Eliza Black, and I’m currently in tenth grade at South Eugene High School. I’m interested in legislation and programs protecting and uplifting the rights of minority and disadvantaged groups: women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, diverse ethnic and religious rights, and all others not supported enough by Oregon and U.S. law. I also feel strongly about the necessity of working towards the prevention of climate change, as well as  providing every kid and teenager like me with access to the opportunities they need to succeed - every kid should feel represented, protected, and supported by the law. I’m so excited to work with the community and make positive change happen with YDLC.

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Jesse

I’m Jesse Pearce, a senior at South Eugene High School, and I’m passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and sex education. My favorite thing about YDLC is coming up with ideas for new laws.

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Camille

My name is Camille Crosswell, treasurer of the Young Democrats of Lane County. I am a senior at South Eugene High School and I am passionate about protecting women’s right to menstrual equity. My favorite thing about YDLC is that it gives me the unique opportunity to engage and represent solutions to issues that affect me as a youth in this state. 
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Mazie

Hi there! My name is Mazie McNamara, and I’m a sophomore at Sheldon High School. I’m currently very passionate about and invested in the policy we’ve proposed in women’s caucus concerning menstrual hygiene products in all Oregon public schools. My favorite thing about YDLC is definitely the opportunities given to young people concerning our democratic system.
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Anne

Anne has always been interested in politics, and loves how YDLC gives her a voice in the political process. In her spare time she enjoys art, social and cultural history, and a good book. Anne is also the leader of the Healthcare Caucus.

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Tanner

I am a senior at South Eugene High School and my favorite thing about YDLC is Connor! I am passionate about racial justice and am the leader of our Inclusion Caucus.
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Grace

I’m a senior at South Eugene High School. I am passionate about issues concerning mental health and access to healthcare. I am excited to be a part of YDLC because of the empowerment the organization gives to youth in our community!

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