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At a USAC meeting on Oct. 28, council unanimously voted to decrease Student Organizations Operational Fund allocations for student clubs by about $100 this year. Each club that applied for SOOF funds this year will receive on average about $230 to host retreats, advertise for their club, etc. How do you feel about this matter?
  • Even though some student groups don't spend the full amount of money allocated to them, other groups are suffering under the cuts, signifying a need to more accurately distribute funds. (41%, 25 Votes)
  • 75 percent of student groups don't end up spending the money allocated to them, so the decrease won't have substantial effects on the groups. (31%, 19 Votes)
  • Student groups rely on these funds to operate successfully, the drop in funding will curtail their ability to put on campus events and other programs. (20%, 12 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this matter. (8%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

Start Date: October 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

During this month's fall special election, all five candidates ran as independents, unaffiliated with any slate. But the majority of the candidates ran in two-person teams. How do you feel about this matter?
  • Candidates that ran with a running mate were essentially the same thing as a slate, and perpetuated slate politics in elections. (58%, 108 Votes)
  • Even though the candidates had running mates that functioned similarly to slates, they still decreased the amount of traditional slate politics involved in elections. (26%, 49 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this matter. (11%, 21 Votes)
  • The candidates were independent and free from slate politics. (5%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 187

Start Date: October 23, 2014 @ 2:49 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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. (44%, 161 Votes)
  • Bruin Libertarians: The Proposition should pass because current laws are too harsh on people who commit minor crimes. (33%, 120 Votes)
  • Bruin Republicans: The Proposition shouldn't pass because it puts California citizens in danger and lets criminals off too easy. (20%, 74 Votes)
  • I don't know which stance I most closely align with/other. (3%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 365

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

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