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ASI presidential statements

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Sarah Couch

My name is Sarah Couch and I running for Associated Students Inc. President. I the current VP of University Affairs and served three years within the ASI community.

In an effort to get involved in the advocacy efforts on campus, I joined ASI and was given opportunities to expand my leadership skills, making contacts with the administration to fight for students. I’ve met some of the most amazing people in ASI, who made me feel connected to a school and able make a difference. I entered the ASI Government Office a shy kid, wanting to help out, and am now a more confident person. My passion for ASI and its students grows every day.

This past year, I fought to improve campus safety, achieve unparalleled levels in committee participation and retention, and improve ASI programs to increase interaction with students. I brought free self-defense courses to the campus and helped coordinate the One Student response campaign to pledge to end sexual violence. Next year, i re-established ASI’s connection with the residence halls and improved communication. ASI will step up and open the doors to the ASI Government Office from a new vantage point, making internships to expanding the strength of our volunteer base and putting more leadership power in the committees. Our advocacy efforts will strengthen in outreach to the campus and beyond with increased resources for the programs, speaking at town halls and to legislators to make our voice heard.

As a member of the Honors Program, former president of the Student Alumni Association, and the only candidate for ASI president who has EVER served on the Board of Directors, I look forward to the challenges of the year ahead, ever more confident that I know how to tackle the issues of the future.

Laura Gonzalez

Lead with YOUR vote, Together We All L.E.A.D.

Fellow Hornets,

My name is Laura Gonzalez and I am a candidate for president. I became involved in Associated Students as a freshman; most recently, I have held the position of director of the Office of Governmental Affairs for two years.

During my time as director, I shaped a model for student advocacy called Lobby Corps, researched and worked on creating a polling location on campus, and represented Sacramento State at the local, state, and federal level.

Outside of ASI, I have been on the executive board of Sigma Lambda Gamma and the United Sorority and Fraternity Council. My experience has allowed me to listen and act to the demands and suggestions of members and compromise in the decision-making process.

I want to continue to connect students to resources available, advocate for current and future students and maintain Sac State as an asset and priority in our community.

Most importantly, I want to address the REAL ISSUES affecting us. I am committed to the development of Sac State and the creation of campus expansion through the expression of student interests and capitalizing from the attractions our campus brings to our community.

I believe the opportunity of being elected for ASI president will enhance my ability as a leader but most importantly change the perception of student government by working with students on OUR VISION for OUR CAMPUS and ensure that the leadership that begins here continues for all students.

Avi Brotslaw

Greetings Hornets!

My name is Avi Brotslaw and it is my honor to run for president this year.

I have been fortunate enough to experience the college life that Sac State offers by participating in many campus clubs, beginning when I lived in the resident halls my freshman year when I joined Kappa Sigma. I also work for the police department on campus. Later I got involved with ASI and saw its potential to grow.

I’m running with the RUCKUS. We want to be the noise that will change Sac State!

I’m tired of seeing clubs and organizations fight for money at different midpoints in the year. The Ruckus believes that eligible clubs should start out with seed money at the beginning of the year and not have to fight for it. Clubs and organizations are the heart and soul of this campus and deserve our full front attention. I’m also running on the platform of bringing more fun events on campus. Having something going on in the Library Quad gives students a chance to relax and have fun in between classes. Whether it’s a mini-carnival or band in the Quad, these events help give everyone the college experience they have always wanted. It’s time we focus on the students rather than on maintaining a bureaucracy that rewards the same people who run for office over and over again.

If I’m fortunate enough to be elected I will be your advocate.

Whether it’s on fighting tuition hikes or fighting to get your club the space and recognition it needs, I will be there. I’ve had a blast these past few years and want to help other students see the great potential we have as a campus. On April 26 and 27 I hope to earn your vote and support in this election.

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