We endorse Tracy La, Rafael Carrazco, Taylor Chanes, and Chelsea Baloo, as well as voting yes on the Food Pantry Initiative and the ASUCI Constitution amendments.
My name is Tracy La and I am honored to announce that I am running to be your next ASUCI President. I am a third year student double majoring in Political Science and Social Policy & Public Service. I am currently serving as the co-commissioner of the 60 by 16 Commission, ASUCI’s official voter registration campaign, under the Office of the President. During my time serving our campus with ASUCI, I co-ran the first year of the newly established 60 by 16 Initiative, established ASUCI’s first-ever Campus Debate Series, collaborated with the Mental Health Commission to showcase the Student Mental Health Panels, and have been part of an effort that has registered over 1,000 students to vote since summer of 2015. Aside from ASUCI, I have served as Co-President of No Strings Attached, a peer support group on campus, that hosted workshops every week on issues pertaining to student mental health. I also work in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, where I have become familiar with the policies and issues pertaining to sexual violence and assault, discrimination, affirmative action, and equal opportunity.
If elected President, I will work to address five issues I find critical on our campus: 1) having affordable textbooks, 2) housing security, 3) expanding mental health services, 4) strengthening our campus climate, and 5) providing students adequate resources to remain politically engaged. I am ready and committed to change and I hope you will join me in reforming UCI this election.
My name is Rafael Carrazco-Sanchez and I am a third year double majoring in Criminology, Law & Society and Psychology & Social Behavior. Currently, I serve as your Student Life & Advocacy Commissioner under the Office of Administrative Affairs. Through this position, I have implemented advocacy efforts regarding initiatives such as student health, mental health, and disability access. During my time in ASUCI, I have worked in Legal Clinic, where I orchestrated campus-wide outreach events to inform students about various legal matters. Additionally, I have represented students on the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC), where I advocated for reforming and enhancing the health insurance plan package for the upcoming school year. I have also served as the elected Vice-Chair of the Bus Love Board, where I ensured that student fees pertaining to the Anteater Express shuttle services are properly and wisely distributed to the benefit of student’s needs and desires. It is with great passion, enthusiasm, and honor that I announce that I am running to become your next ASUCI Administrative Affairs Vice President.
If elected as your next Administrative Affairs Vice President, I pledge to stand by the student body and ensure that student rights are prioritized in the various decisions made by our campus administrative functions. Departments such as the Transportation & Distribution (aka parking), housing, and student health often lack transparency in the functions that they serve, as well as the decisions that they make. Therefore, as a student leader, I believe it is my role to ensure that we address the questions, concerns, and needs of students within these areas. As your Administrative Affairs Vice President, I will ensure that these departments become more transparent and are held accountable. I am committed to change, and and if you believe in this change, I will see you during elections week!