President of Chapman College Dems Awarded Woman of the Year by CA Young Democrats

This just in from OCYD:

Chapman College Democrats President Julie Meigs is honored at this year’s California Democratic Party convention for her leadership with Chapman College Democrats.

SANTA ANA, CA- The California Young Democrats have awarded Julie Meigs, the President of the Chapman College Democrats, as the California Young Democrats’ Woman of the Year.

Julie Meigs, a senior at Chapman College majoring in Psychology, was given the award at this year’s California Democratic Party Convention which was held March 28 through 30 in San Jose, CA.

Meigs was awarded for her leadership as President of the Chapman College Democrats over the past year. Under her leadership the Chapman College Democrats have experienced unprecedented growth in membership, held several teach-ins on campus, hosted a showing of a documentary film on campus, helped organize students to join with labor leaders in protest of the St. Joseph’s Medical Center poor treatment of health care workers, provided many active volunteers for countless Democratic events, participated in debates with their Republican counterparts on campus, and led several voter registration efforts with students on campus.

Meigs has also contributed an article which appeared in “The Margin”, the new publication from the California Young Democrats.

“The strength of the Chapman College Democrats comes as a direct result of Julie’s leadership,” said Jason Bensley, Chair of the Orange County Young Democrats. “Her obvious talent and commitment make Julie truly deserving of this kind of recognition.”

The Orange County Young Democrats are an active part of local Democratic politics and strive to encourage progressive political activism and participation among young people ages 14 to 35. For more information please visit

  2 comments for “President of Chapman College Dems Awarded Woman of the Year by CA Young Democrats

  1. Alicia
    April 1, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Yeah Julie! I can’t think of anyone more deserving. You missed a touching tribute in San Jose…

  2. Drew C.
    April 2, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations Julie, I am glad a local recieved the award. Now with that in mind, when are we going to ever get some of the Chapman Dems. mobilized and out to fight for equality in Orange County? That will be the next great feat!

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