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!
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.
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.
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.