Lula Ahmed-Falol

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Lula Ahmed-Falol was a member of the ASUCD Senate and part of the LEAD Slate. She was elected in the Fall 2007 ASUCD Election. She was the interim director of ASUCD Pathfinderfor a short time in the Fall of 2007. She is a fourth year from Fairfield. In the past she has been a Peer Academic Counselor for the S.T.E.P., a facilitator for the R.E.A.C.H. Retreat, and a Peer Cultivator for the Alder 2. Over the summer of 2007 she was a legislative intern for the Legislative Black Caucus in the office of California State Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass. She also volunteers with the Campus Violence Prevention Program. Lula is also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity.

Winter 2009 Election

Lula and Rebecca's Platform/Candidate Statement

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

We are running for ASUCD President and Vice-President to be passionate, active, and professional voices during these tough times. Our students demand strong leaders to fight for them during this period of State budget cuts, rising fees, and high unemployment. We will be those leaders and those voices.

Our joint experiences on this campus cover almost all aspects of student life; freshmen mentoring and academic counseling; serving you food at the Coffee House and facilitating the REACH retreat; fostering student-police relations and developing the leadership skills of student organizations; pushing for better UC environmental policy and educating students on campus violence prevention.

Our policy priorities, laid out below, focus on being tough, but fair advocates for students to the Administration, City and State; protecting our academic resources, supporting our rights as renters; and expanding entertainment options.

We ask that you join us in fighting for our disappearing resources, advocating for higher education in the State Capitol, and continue improving the quality of life for all students.

As the LEAD executive candidates, we are proud of our organization’s 9 years of accomplishments and service to the student body. LEAD has consistently balanced the ASUCD budget; fought for student resources and rights in City Hall and the Legislature; created and grown amazing programs like the Campus Center for the Environment, the Gender and Sexuality Commission, and Lobby Corps; promoted UCD’s best charitable program – Cal Aggie Camp; and coordinated many concerts and events.

Join us as we continue the LEAD tradition of working hard for all students.

The opportunity to make a significant change is a rare occurrence. Our combined resources extend far beyond ASUCD, and because of this we are in a position to take the association to new heights. We urge you to be a part of the change you wish to see by voting for Lula Ahmed-Falol and Rebecca Schwartz. Thank You.

We are also running with 6 amazing Senate candidates who we will need to accomplish our goals. Please vote for ALL 6 when you log on to vote on FEBRUARY 18th-20th at https://elections.ucdavis.edu/

* Chintan Desai
* Monisha "Momo" Newbon
* Shawdee Rouhafza
* Elle Segal
* Trevor Taylor
* Previn Witana

Leadership Empowerment Activism Determination (LEAD) is a progressive student organization and political party working hard for the student body on the UC Davis campus since 2000.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUR PLATFORM~~~~~~~~~~~~

ACADEMIC

*Work with CalPIRG's Cheaper Textbooks Campaign to provide students with cost efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to textbooks.

*Urge professors to utilize ASUCD Campus Copies/Classical Notes when printing course readers. This will promote student jobs and reduce our students costs.

ADVOCACY

* Lobby the administration for more diversity among faculty and administration. Increase student representation on hiring committee for new faculty and administration.

* Institute ASUCD Lobby Month every May with ASUCD Lobby Corps. Expand this program to have at least one student-lobbyist in the California State Capitol every day the legislature is in session.

* Continue to build partnerships with ASUCD Lobby Corps and Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC).

* Expand ASUCD Lobby Corps’ partnership training program to reach all campus centers and student organizations to increase the number of trained student-lobbyists.

* Commit to protecting ASUCD Cal Aggie Camp, ASUCD’s only philanthropy.

COST-EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS TO BUDGET CRISIS

* Foster collaboration between the Club Finance Council and the ASUCD Outreach Assembly in order to effectively educate clubs, advertise, and promote the efficient use of funds

* Audit all ASUCD Units in collaboration with the ASUCD Business and Finance Commission audits to eliminate any excess or overlap in spending

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

* Install compost bins near all major food-trash bins. Work with the City of Davis to follow implement similar programs.

* Work with ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC) to eliminate “glossy” flyers, as these are not recyclable. We will promote environmentally friendly and still aesthetically pleasing ways to advertise.

RENTERS’ RIGHTS

* Work with the City of Davis and City/County Affairs to ensure student renters receive accumulated interest on their security deposits. Many cities in the US have already implemented these policies, the City should follow suit.

QUALITY OF ON-CAMPUS STUDENT LIFE

* Increase the amount of indoor “lounge” space available during the ASUCD Coffee House renovations so students have guaranteed meeting/hang out/study locations.

* Increase amount of money available to student organizations! We will re-allocate Outreach Assembly funding from stipends to a general pool of funding available to any student organization through an application process similar to Club Finance Council (CFC). In order to promote collaboration among campus organizations, the Outreach Assembly funding will be specifically tailored to co-sponsored events.

ENTERTAINMENT:

* Institutionalize a "Spring Quarter Sleepover in the Quad"

* Reform ASUCD Entertainment partnership with the City of Davis

* Create an ASUCD Music and Arts Committee to strengthen the connection between the Arts community and UC Davis

Although we are committed to our platform, we acknowledge that limiting ourselves to only these issues would not be proper representation of the student body at large.

If you have any criticisms or suggestions (or jokes), please feel free to contact us!

Fall 2007 Election

Lula's Platform

Fall 2007 Candidate Statment

Hi fellow Aggies! My name is Lula Ahmed-Falol and I am running for ASUCD Senate. Since beginning at UC Davis I have served our community an active member of the Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP); Director of ASUCD Pathfinder; a Peer Advising Counselor (PAC) for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); and a Cultural Programmer for Student Housing. My off-campus experience includes interning for California Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass at the State Capitol.

As a Senator, I will work to improve the quality of student life. My top priorities will be to increase finals week study locations and improve campus safety for freshmen. Students need access to numerous places to study during hectic finals week. I am working with local coffee shops to stay open until 2am or later during finals week, and so far I have received positive feedback. Additionally, I will continue my work to build a partnership between Student Housing and CVPP to post crime bulletins in the dorms. The more information freshmen have, the better decisions they can make about their safety.

I will expand ASUCD Pathfinder to outreach to the 70% of high schools in Yolo and Sacramento Counties that do not offer the classes necessary to be admitted to a UC. By reaching out to these communities, UC Davis students will academically prepare a diversity of students for college. Lastly, I will continue my efforts to enhance entertainment by working with the Entertainment Council, KDVS, Campus Unions, the Mondavi Center, and student artists and performers to increase the diversity and frequency of campus performances. Please join me in my efforts to do these and many other great things for students by voting Lula Ahmed-Falol. #1 for ASUCD Senate!

Thank You. Best regards, Lula Ahmed-Falol.

"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote"

Pictures

lula2.jpgLula, (left) on the floor of the State Assembly as an internlula1.jpgLula (far left) with Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, Kevin Powers and James Schwab

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2007-09-21 12:31:38   Pathfinder...ok I endorse this candidate. —GregWebb


2008-06-06 22:56:55   Did you get to hang out with Karen Bass? Was she awesome? —JeremyOgul

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