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This is a campus activist.A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Clark Gascoigne currently serves as the National Communications Director for the College Democrats of America. Having served CDA in leadership positions at the chapter, state, and national levels, he’s been a key player in CDA’s national communications strategy, new media initiatives and event planning for the past three years.
Clark began his involvement in College Democrats at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he arrived in the heat of the 2004 election. In Maine, he served as President of the Bowdoin College Democrats and Political Director of the Maine College Democrats. In 2005, Clark was a leading member of Maine’s team that won CDA’s State Federation of the Year.
In Maine, Clark also helped produce and write for the Maine Blueprint, the first statewide College Democrats newspaper in the nation. He led the effort to plan Maine’s second statewide convention featuring Al Franken – drawing over 1,700 people and raising over $20,000 for the Maine College Democrats.
In 2006, Clark joined CDA’s national New Media Team with current CDA communications director Frank Chi and 2006 communications director Ethan Porter – helping lead CDA’s first initiative to establish a presence on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and the blogosphere. He was also featured in CDA’s 2006 “Tuition Treadmill” video:
In 2007, Clark took served as the College Democrats intern at the Democratic National Committee – where he focused on organizing the summer speaker series, writing press releases, and helping campus and state federations generate and execute their campaign plans. At the DNC Clark played an integral role in coordinating the 2007 CDA national convention in South Carolina. He also rewrote the CDA Campus Organizing Manual with CDA Programs Director Katie Naranjo.
Clark was appointed National New Media Director in July 2007. He’s worked with Frank Chi to launch CDA’s new website, expanded its presence in the blogosphere (especially on the Huffington Post), expanded CDAtv with a coordinated video campaign to target vulnerable Senate Republicans and worked on CDA’s “Superdelegates Video” – a project that received nationwide attention – drawing over 200,000 views on YouTube and receiving press coverage from NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other media outlets:
Clark has also been a weekly panelist on the TV show “Youth in Politics,” a statewide debate show on FOX’s Maine station. In May, he received his B.A. in Government and Legal Studies and Theater from Bowdoin College.
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