David Ajamy II

Personal Information

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Expected Major: English and Politics

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

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Personal Political Philosophy

My “must read” title for college students seeking to understand something about this election: A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn

My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “Departmental” by Robert Frost

The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: Ari Berman, Bill Clinton, Howard Zinn, Sonia Sotomayor

Wake the Vote Experience

My most memorable Wake the Vote experience so far: Sometime about seeing the caucus in Iowa. This being our first trip together as a cohort and the fact being I was a nervous first year student meant we didn’t have the family dynamic I feel like the Wake the Vote cohort has now. However, I have this very detailed memory of being in the crowd at the caucus site talking to the organizer of it and getting to stand on the stage as they did the process of caucusing was just magical? I was still in shock that first year David Ajamy was in Iowa with Melissa Harris Perry seeing the political world first handed that I was raised on. Just like I have vivid memories of watching the news in 2012 when Obama was running, I have the vivid memories of actually being at the “news” and in the real political world of elections because of Wake the Vote.

Blog Posts

Love for Politics isn’t an Addiction

With the election RIGHT around the corner, and I mean right around the corner in 5 days, I am ready for it to be over. But in the past few weeks as this political climate just gets more and more clouded within the media realm there are phrases/rhetoric I have heard...

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Ah Imposters! Ah Humanity!

Ah Imposters! Ah Humanity! Deborah Ross is running for the North Carolina Senate seat against Richard Burr this election cycle. She is the Democrat candidate and I am with her as am I with Hillary. When I found out Hannah Dobie and others in PHI planned a panel about...

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Wake the Voter and Democracy NC Fall Fellow

The following day after our graduation, Zach and I both got some interesting news. It looks as if our work with Democracy NC isn’t done in the fall. Every year they have five fellows from universities across the Carolinas work within their communities and mobilize...

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Goodbye Democracy NC?

How the heck has my internship ended? We go back to school soon to continue the fight to mobilize and empower our campus. However, it feels like yesterday I walked into the PHI house for the first time so meet my fellow Wake the Vote peers. Now I am finishing the...

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The Power Within Art In the Political Realm

Writing these blogs can get a little hard sometimes to some extent because many of the themes I see for writing can seem monotonous and I feel like if I write each, I am doing nothing more than beating a dead horse. However, I plan to write about it because poverty is...

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The Political Identity Crisis of A Wake The Voter

Last November was for the first time I ever admitted or told anyone, beyond my significant other of the time, that my family had suffered severe poverty and succumb to homelessness. And it’s odd for me to write still to this day, however I understand it’s important...

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Its Always Blue in Philadelphia

My first presidential election is coming up faster than I could of thought and here I am about to go into Philadelphia to a land of Democrats. Last night we were told about schedule for today and am I excited beyond words. Never would I have thought I would be getting...

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Beyond Fear Comes a Voice of Power

As the RNC crept upon us all, my mother continued to infuse in me this fear for RNC. She continually asked me to keep her updated and promise to be as safe as possible. She specifically told me to not be involved with any protests. So when I texted her the photos of...

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As I Enter The Twilight Zone

  It’s currently 6:22 am and the weather is not looking too hot in Cleveland. I am curious if this horrid thunder storm is a bad omen or just the earth trying to shut down the infamous Republican National Convention that is to commence in the next couple...

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Apathetic Hilldude

I sat in the back of the Charlotte Convention Center on my phone wondering when Obama would just stop talking. Even looking back now I have flashbacks to his rambling. It felt old and it felt like something I have heard too many times. It was old news and has been old...

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No such thing as American Pride in this Commie

  I was unsure what to expect applying to be in Wake the Vote yet something told me to apply. Something told me it would be an amazing experience I couldn’t and wouldn’t let escape from my grips. I know of course after all the amazing trips and dialogs I was...

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