ASUCD Intern Under Tatiana Bush 2010-2011
UC Davis Silver Volunteer Service Award 2011
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Peer Advising Counselor 2012-2013
Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA)
Political Chair 2012-2013
Intern at the Student Recruitment & Retention Center with
African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE) 2010-2013
Casa Cuauhtémoc Cultural Programmer 2011-2012
My name is Armando Figueroa and I am running for ASUCD Senate this quarter with the Students Matter Activism Retention Teamwork Slate. S.M.A.R.T is a group of socially and politically enlightened students who care about the communities that support them, and work to make decisions for the university that benefit everyone as a whole. I have decided to run because I want to give proper representation to all student groups, and I genuinely care about improving student life on this campus.
As an ASUCD senator, I will address the following and more:
1. UNIONIZE THE ASUCD COFFEE HOUSE
The first way I will advocate for student organizations is by making facilities more accessible. New campus policy dictates that campus organizations need to pay to utilize the space the university provides, including classrooms and conference rooms. I will pass a bill that will allow students to apply to have ASUCD waive the charge for student organizations who lack the funds to cover it.
Emiliano Zapata once said “the land belongs to those who work it.” I firmly believe that without organization, student workers are in vulnerable positions. So to better support student workers, I will organize outlets for us to dialogue about pressing issues. Furthermore, I will initiate communication with various campus departments to find ways in which we can holistically support all student workers on this campus. I will create an effective medium for student workers to network as well. In order to truly be a model institution, we must look after those who put in the extra hours without pay, who innovate on a daily basis to make our campus attractive and inclusive. Most importantly, we must look after those who enable our university to meet it’s full potential.
2. CLOSE THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN ADMINISTRATION AND STUDENTS
I will not only work to improve the communication with administration and students, but ensure that it is effective by prioritizing student concerns. I will create more dialogues and programs through various effective avenues, such as working with the student undergraduate advisory board. This will allow for greater student interaction with administration. After the incidents of Nov. 18, I want to ensure students that administration accountability can and will happen, as long as we all engage in the simple collaboration that is needed and wanted from both parties.
VOTE TO PRODUCE THE RESULTS WE WILL BRING ABOUT TOGETHER. VOTE ARMANDO FIGUEROA FOR YOUR #1. VOTE S.M.A.R.T FOR YOUR #2-#5
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