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By filling out the census, UC students have the opportunity that only comes once every 10 years to support their campus and community by getting counted! Why get counted? Census data is used to allocate money to university and community services as well as political representation. If you left your university campus, you can still fill out the census online under your campus residential address! Fill out the census here!

Interested in working to lobby elected officials? Apply to be a part of UCSB’s SLC delegation! All students are welcome to apply. The Student Lobbying Conference is an annual event that brings UC students to the State Capitol for the opportunity to develop lobbying skills, learn more about issues affecting students and California higher education, and directly engage elected officials on these issues. If selected, conference, housing and transportation fees will be covered. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, March 6th, 2020 Apply here

Are you an undocumented student interested in working with the Office of the EVPSA? Apply to be the ACQUIRE Campaign Coordinator! The ACQUIRE Campaign focuses specifically on providing support for undocumented students across the UC, in matters pertaining to funding, protection, and overall awareness. If you have any questions about the job duties or commitments, please email Daevionne Bealey at evpsa@as.ucsb.edu APPLICATION DUE: February 14th at 11:59 p.m. APPLICATION LINK: https://tinyurl.com/evpsa-ACQUIRE Apply with your UCSB email!

Apply to UCSA’s Student of Color Conference! This conference is an amazing place where students can not only network with other UC students to work for racial justice, but also attend/host workshops on how to navigate being a indigenous/black/person of color in the UC system. Click here to apply!

The Pearman Fellowship Program is a wonderful way for students to get involved with student government by working closely with campus officials. There are two mandatory informational sessions; one on Sunday, October 6th, and the other on Sunday, October 13th. Click the link below for more information! Pearman Fellowship Program

The UC Student Organizing Summit is an annual conference, hosted by the University of California Student Association (UCSA), focused on the intersection of organizing and student issues, creating conversation and teaching skills that students need to be powerful student organizers. It is also where UC students will be able to vote on new issues for UCSA to organize and implement for the next two years. Apply to be a part of the UCSB delegation using the link below. Hurry, space is limited. Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGHDZi_sky_MLFE6GVPblb3sxU-ZyftjAlJD1qw03pJjCiMQ/viewform Update: Applications are now closed, thank you to all those who applied you will be receiving an email shortly!

Need support on a project or events? Our office would love to collaborate with your organization to fund projects, work on presentations or announcements, or social media exposure! Fill out the form below to formally request collaboration on future projects. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfX782Lm6qIrmXOvk…/viewform

Event: UCOP Police Taskforce Town Hall   When: Tuesday, November 13th, 1:30PM-4:00PM Where: Flying A Room, Ucen   Event Summary: The office of the External Vice-President for Statewide Affairs is holding a town hall on the UC Office of the President Task Force on Universitywide Policing on Tuesday, November 13th. This forum will be an opportunity for students to express their opinions and concerns on UC policing, use of force, accountability, and their experiences with the UCPD during their time attending the University of California to Alex Bustamante, the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer and head of the UCOP Police Task Force.  

UC Santa Barbara – If you open up your browser right now and google search “What is a sanctuary state”, nothing really comes up. You are instead directed to the definition of a sanctuary city. In order to accurately create a definition as to what a sanctuary state is we must first look at the definition of a sanctuary city. So what exactly is a sanctuary city? According to the first result on google, Aspan law, a “Sanctuary city is a name given to a city in the United States that follows certain procedures that shelters illegal immigrants. … The term most commonly is used for cities that do not permit municipal funds or resources to be applied in furtherance of enforcement of federal immigration laws.” Ok great that’s what we’re given to work with. Let’s take a look at more popular definitions of sanctuary cities from news organizations from both sides…

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The California Student Association’s annual Student Lobby Conference is open to all UCSB students interested in lobbying our representatives on impactful legislation. This is an amazing oppourtunity to work with other UC students and make you voice heard about YOUR education! Apply to be a part of the UCSB delegation using the link below. Hurry, space is limited. Applications close February 24th. Application: goo.gl/forms/i0Lcg1i0BFmeE17j2 Update: Applications are now closed, thank you to all those who applied you will be receiving an email shortly!

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