Tuesday, October 23

Commencement speakers across the University of California have decided to not speak at this year’s graduations to show solidarity to University employees who held wage strikes earlier this month. As of now, U.S. Senator for California Kamala Harris pulled out of UC Berkeley’s commencement, U.S. Congressman for California Ted Lieu pulled out of UCLA Law’s commencement and actor Mayim Bialik pulled out of UCLA’s commencement. What are your thoughts about this?
  • Pulling out of giving commencement speeches does little to help UC employees’ causes and is little more than a publicity stunt. (47%, 268 Votes)
  • Commencement speakers are right to not speak at the UC’s commencements, as pulling out sends a message to the University about the importance of employees’ livelihoods. (32%, 179 Votes)
  • Commencements speakers are not right to pull out because it unnecessarily slights graduating students. (17%, 95 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 567

Start Date: June 4, 2018 @ 9:25 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Associated Students UCLA opened two popular restaurants, Veggie Grill and Blaze Pizza, this year. ASUCLA said in fall 2017 that it expected to lose more than $1 million for the 2017-2018 year. What do you think about these restaurant openings in light of ASUCLA’s financial situation?
  • Introducing desired restaurants, such as Veggie Grill and Blaza Pizza, will bolster ASUCLA’s business. (50%, 161 Votes)
  • ASUCLA is unlikely to improve its financial situation despite how much it revamps its services. (21%, 68 Votes)
  • ASUCLA needs to improve other departments, such as its merchandise and textbook stores, in addition to opening new restaurants. (21%, 67 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (8%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 323

Start Date: May 24, 2018 @ 12:07 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Daily Bruin Editorial Board recently called upon the Undergraduate Students Association Council to transform itself from a council. composed of executive positions and commissions, to a senate system, composed of senators free to choose their roles. What do you think about such a change?
  • USAC will fail to accurately represent the student body regardless of its structure. (39%, 113 Votes)
  • A senate system would be a good way to ensure every community gains representation in student government, especially since candidates for commissions usually run unopposed. (34%, 100 Votes)
  • A senate system would be an unnecessary expansion, since the current compositions of executive positions and commissions works better with specific roles for officers. (23%, 68 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 293

Start Date: May 6, 2018 @ 6:31 pm
End Date: No Expiry

A California Assembly bill introduced earlier this month would allow law enforcement to only use lethal force when it is necessary. California officers can currently use lethal force when they deem it reasonable. The bill follows the death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man who was fatally shot by Sacramento police officers in March. What do you think about this?
  • The bill poses a safety concern for law enforcement officials and should not be passed. (39%, 234 Votes)
  • The bill is step forward in reducing unneeded police shootings in California. (35%, 212 Votes)
  • The bill would have little to no effect on the frequency of police shootings in California. (21%, 128 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (5%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 599

Start Date: April 15, 2018 @ 3:34 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The 2018 Undergraduate Students Association Council’s spring election features 39 candidates, the highest in recent history. Among the contested positions, there are nine candidates running for USAC president, four for USAC external vice president and eight for USAC general representative. What do you think about this?
  • The large number of candidates is a promising sign of democracy and civic engagement at UCLA. (39%, 47 Votes)
  • The large number of candidates should not be interpreted as an evaluation the council. (24%, 28 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (21%, 25 Votes)
  • The large number of candidates is troubling, as it means more individuals who are not prepared for office are running for USAC. (16%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

Start Date: April 10, 2018 @ 6:29 pm
End Date: No Expiry