College Dems Elect Leaders
White, Bianchi Stress Cohesiveness, Communication
The College Democrats of Massachusetts this weekend elected two Quincy House sophomores to top leadership positions in the organization.
The five-year-old association with chapters in 15 local colleges, selected Christopher H. White '94 as president and Glen M. Bianchi '94 as secretary during a meeting in Boylston Hall Saturday.
White, the group's former treasurer, said he intends to "strengthen the group's unity and cohesiveness." He added that he hopes to open new chapters at other colleges in the state.
White said the group may sponsor a voter registration drive in Cambridge and Boston before the November presidential election.
Bianchi, an outgoing regional director, said he hopes to improve communication between College Democrats chapters on different campuses.
Bianchi said the organization plans to continue its tradition of performing one community service project each semester.
Ann Lewis, former political director of the Democratic National Committee, discussed the 1992 race for the presidency in speech during this weekend's meeting.
President Bush faces low popularity ratings and is vulnerable to a Democratic challenge for the presidency, said Lewis, who advised former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson in 1988.
Lewis said that in their effort to defeat Bush, the Democrats should address economic conditions and the cost of overseas troops that are no longer necessary since the decline of the Cold War. He added that the Democratic candidates should also focus on the Bush administration's human rights record, in particular its failure to enact sanctions against China since the atrocities in Tiananmen Square.