The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from the current $9. The wage will increase in increments, starting with a mandated minimum of $10.50 by July 2016. The increase aims to give minimum wage workers in Los Angeles a "living wage." What do you think?
  • The increased minimum wage will make L.A.'s economic situation worse. (45%, 83 Votes)
  • Raising the minimum wage is a good first step, but ultimately insufficient considering the rate at which the cost of living is also increasing. (39%, 73 Votes)
  • The minimum wage increase will make the cost of living in L.A. affordable. (11%, 20 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (5%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 186

Start Date: May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

On May 14, Governor Brown's office announced that hisrevised budget would include extra funding for the University of California, which will stave off highly protested tuition hikes for undergraduates for two years. UC President Janet Napolitano has attributed this development to her and Brown's "Committee of Two" that they formed in January to cooperatively assess UC finances. What do you think?
  • Brown's revised budget had little to do with Napolitano, but rather was the result of student action and protests. (31%, 43 Votes)
  • Brown's revised budget would have contained an increase regardless of the actions taken by Napolitano or students. (31%, 42 Votes)
  • Brown's revised budget is the result of smart negotiating tactics by Napolitano. (28%, 38 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (10%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

Start Date: May 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

The Undergraduate Students Association Council was scheduled to host a Transgender Awareness Week from May 4 to 8, but canceled the event last minute due to a lack of planning. Considering the university's initiatives to increase the number of gender-inclusive spaces, do you think UCLA needs to improve resources available for transgender students?
  • Transgender students need more resources on campus. (35%, 136 Votes)
  • On campus resources for transgender students are both sufficient and well-publicized. (34%, 132 Votes)
  • UCLA offers a sufficient number of resources for transgender students on campus, but students don't know how to access them. (16%, 61 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this matter. (15%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 384

Start Date: May 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
End Date: No Expiry

A series of documents leaked on Facebook April 27 appeared to show members of LET'S ACT!, a major student government slate, illegally channeling money from student fees and selling alcohol and marijuana to fund their 2013 and 2014 campaigns. How do you feel about this?
  • If LET'S ACT! was partaking in any form of illegal fundraising activity, they should face sanctions in the election, including potential disqualification. (60%, 561 Votes)
  • I don't care if LET'S ACT! sold alcohol or marijuana at fundraising parties, but if they used student fees, they should face sanctions. (26%, 242 Votes)
  • The accusations are a political ploy and LET'S ACT! should not be facing an investigation. (11%, 107 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this matter. (3%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 936

Start Date: May 1, 2015 @ 7:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Over the last week, students and UCLA community members have expressed concern over the Campus Events Commission's decision to screen the film "American Sniper," saying the film is Islamophobic and imperialist propoganda. In response, CEC said it would host a discussion after the film to address student concerns. How do you feel about this matter?
  • CEC should be able to screen award-winning films, regardless of controversy. (71%, 795 Votes)
  • It's okay that the commission screened the film, but only because it included a critical discussion of the film's themes afterward. (17%, 195 Votes)
  • A post-film discussion is insufficient. CEC should have canceled the "American Sniper" screening and should avoid screening controversial films in the future. (10%, 111 Votes)
  • I do not know how I feel about this matter. (2%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,127

Start Date: April 22, 2015 @ 5:32 pm
End Date: No Expiry