Cam Migdol

Personal Information

Expected Graduation Year: 2018

Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Politics & International Affairs

Minor: Communications

Hometown: Needham, MA


Personal Political Philosophy

My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” – Winston Churchill

The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: Abraham Lincoln, FDR, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama

Blog Posts

Takeaways from the final debate

After the third and final debate, it has become clear to me that Hillary Clinton is the more qualified, more professional, and more capable presidential nominee. Where Clinton demonstrated her deep understanding of values, politics, and the law, Trump demonstrated a...

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The Power of a Grassroots Campaign

As an intern at a consulting firm this summer, I had the opportunity to work with several nonprofit and advocacy organizations. One of these organization was ANCHOR Rhode Island, which works to promote healthy living and combat obesity. ANCHOR brought in my company to...

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The DNC’s Triumph

After witnessing the unconventionality, the disarray, and the absurdity that was the Republican National Convention, as displayed by its many hard-to-follow and unconventional speeches, I was ready for the Democrats to take the stage in Philly. As a political science...

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Building a national community

During my first week as an intern in his office, my congressman made headlines after introducing a bill that called for protection of the rights of minority groups, especially the LGBTQ community. The bill specifically addressed and sought to end the claim of...

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A Different Kind of Campaign

This summer I’ve had the opportunity to work on a campaign as an intern at a consulting firm. Our work was not typical for a consulting firm, and our clients were equally atypical, because the firm specializes in working with non-profit and advocacy organizations. Our...

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Waking the Vote, One Voter Registration Form at a Time

During the month of May, I had the privilege of interning in Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy’s office. In the spirit of Wake the Vote, I had hoped to do campaign work, though Congressman Kennedy was running unopposed (though a Republican challenger did announce...

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How I Woke the Vote: A Democrat Undercover at the RNC

It’s Monday night of the Republican National Convention. My friend Ryan, a well-connected member of the Delaware GOP, has obtained two passes to the chairman’s welcome party. Though my views lean to the left and I would never vote for Donald Trump, I gladly accept the...

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Freer and Better Speech

This past week, the members of Wake the Vote were so fortunate to explore the Cleveland area around the Quicken Loans arena, where the RNC is holding its convention, and many more supporters, protesters, and commentators are surrounding the area. I say “fortunate”...

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I Don’t Like Trump, But I Love Democracy

There are two points I’d like to make about Donald Trump. First of all, I am not a fan of his and I find many of his remarks to be disturbing. Trump has announced countless statements and proposals that have only previously been said by dictators and totalitarian...

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Hillary’s Shift to the Left

  Many Americans who followed the primary races figured Hillary Clinton would come out as the Democratic nominee, with far more delegates than Bernie Sanders or any other challenger. But what many, including myself, may have overlooked is the tangible, lasting...

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The Unfortunate Reality of North Carolina’s Voter ID Laws

During this past North Carolina primary election, voters experienced the state’s new voter ID laws, which have been called some of the strictest and most limiting voter ID laws since the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This past primary election I watched as...

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The Odd Similarity Between Sanders And Trump

When comparing presidential candidates, most people would probably never put the names Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the same sentence. However I think we must reconsider the two candidates, and in their platforms and campaigns I believe we can identify...

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