This week, the Bruin Democrats, Bruin Republicans and Bruin Libertarians wrote submissions about their stances on Proposition 47, which is on the ballot in California this November. The Proposition would change several smaller crimes, such as certain types of theft and drug possession, from felonies to misdemeanors. Which stance do you most closely align with?
Bruin Democrats: The Proposition should be passed in order to reallocate money to programs such as mental health services. Its passage can also break down the school to prison pipeline. (45%, 131 Votes)
Bruin Libertarians: The Proposition should pass because current laws are too harsh on people who commit minor crimes. (34%, 98 Votes)
Bruin Republicans: The Proposition shouldn't pass because it puts California citizens in danger and lets criminals off too easy. (19%, 56 Votes)
I don't know which stance I most closely align with/other. (2%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 292
Start Date: October 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am End Date: No Expiry
On Monday, at a town hall meeting addressing the search for the new vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, the search committee discussed what type of experience/background the new vice chancellor should have. What type of experience is most important to you?
Prior experience working with equity and diversity issues (62%, 55 Votes)
Academic background and experience working with faculty member (21%, 19 Votes)
Prior work with cultural student groups (12%, 11 Votes)
Other (5%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 89
Start Date: October 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am End Date: No Expiry
On Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed a "yes means yes" bill requiring California universities and colleges to set clear standards for students to obtain affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activity. What do you think of the bill?
Although the bill is a step in the right direction, it won't be enough to change students' varying perceptions of consent. (42%, 46 Votes)
The bill will help the UC hold perpetrators accountable and create a culture of consent on campus. (27%, 30 Votes)
The bill unfairly puts the burden of proof on the accused. (25%, 27 Votes)
I don't know how I feel about this matter. (6%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 110
Start Date: October 5, 2014 @ 1:49 pm End Date: No Expiry
At this month's UC Regents meeting, Regent Monica Lozano presented a policy that would give the UC president the ability to recommend an increase in the salaries of UC chancellors if they are below the salaries of other large universities. How do you feel about this matter?
The UC president shouldn't focus on raising salaries of UC chancellors when there are other more pressing financial issues at hand for the UC. (66%, 138 Votes)
Though UC chancellors' salaries may be below those of other universities, this policy wouldn't guarantee any change and shouldn't be a priority for the regents. (21%, 43 Votes)
This policy would ensure that the UC president has a direct role in improving retention and preventing chancellors from going to higher-paying jobs. (11%, 22 Votes)
I don't know how I feel about this matter. (2%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 208
Start Date: September 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am End Date: No Expiry
On Aug. 19, the Los Angeles Unified School District changed its discipline policy and decided to stop ticketing students for minor offenses like fighting or possession of alcohol. How do you feel about the policy change?
Ticketing policies are necessary for keeping students accountable for their behavior. (47%, 294 Votes)
The change is a good start, but similar changes should be pursued in districts across the country in order to keep students out of the criminal justice system. (24%, 150 Votes)
The change will keep LAUSD students out of the criminal justice system and increase their chances of making it to high school graduation and college. (22%, 141 Votes)
I do not know how I feel about this matter. (7%, 45 Votes)
Total Voters: 630
Start Date: August 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am End Date: No Expiry
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