Prince Agarwal, VA Young Dem Transplant, 30

Member of the Week

Prince Agarwal has been volunteering in Democratic Politics since Lt. Gov. Don Beyer’s Campaign for Governor of Virginia in 1997. He is constantly inspired by people who refuse to re-hash the same campaign slogan over and over. He appreciates honesty, creativity and assertiveness in candidates like Howard Dean.

Prince had worked his way up to the Vice President of Finance in the Virginia Young Democrats when he moved to New York in 2006. Like many young people Prince balances political activism with a career and took some ‘time off’ during the 2008 election to focus on his professional development. Last year, when Prince joined MYD he found that his interests varied and attends several meetings and events a month. Democratic and American principals at their core inspire him to remain active.

My political beliefs are defined by the first line of US Constitution (We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure Domestic Tranquility, provide for the Common Defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America).

Providing for the general welfare means that everyone has the same opportunity to achieve their potential by ensuring everyone is treated equally and free from bigotry (as the Warren Court established, “separate is inherently not equal”), everyone is provide a solid basic and higher education, and that government does it’s part to balance out the macroeconomic business cycle that no individual can control by providing commonsense programs that help people as a crutch during hard times.