Progressive Policies

We are committed to progressive policies at local, state, and federal levels, including public funding for healthcare, criminal justice reform, and universal voting rights.

Voter Engagement

Our voter registration and turnout efforts, in concert with other local organizations, have significantly raised voter turnout on campus and for new voters.

Candidate Support

We have recruited, supported, and endorsed first-time candidates for the Champaign County Board, Champaign City Council, Champaign and Urbana School boards, many of whom were able to defeat conservative incumbents.

Will Schoell

Will Schoell

President

Will Schoell was born and raised in Champaign and is a 2006 graduate of Central High School. After college Will worked for a political action committee where he held Republicans accountable for their actions and words. After 6 years in Iowa and Washington, DC Will came back home to help elect Democrats in Champaign County. He managed Jon Ebel’s 2018 primary campaign in Illinois’s 13th Congressional district and volunteered on the board of the Champaign County Young Democrats. When Will isn’t working on politics you can find him yelling about Chicago sports or listening to jazz music.

Kyle Patterson

Kyle Patterson

Kyle Patterson is the former president of the Champaign County Young Democrats and sits on the Champaign County Board as chair of the Justice and Social Services committee. A lifelong resident of Champaign County, he works at the Cunningham Township Supervisor's Office providing assistance to the neediest in our community.

Pranjal Vachaspati

Pranjal Vachaspati

Pranjal Vachaspati sits on the board of the Champaign County Young Democrats and the Champaign County Board. He is also a PhD student at the University of Illinois and a former Jeopardy! champion.

Adani Sanchez

Adani Sanchez

Adani hails from the great state of Texas, but quickly made Champaign-Urbana her home. She is now the Client Services Coordinator at Champaign County Health Care Consumers. If Adani’s not talking about being from Texas or health care policy, then she’s probably talking about Democrats.

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