This week’s gathering was not an official meeting, since it did not meet its quorum, which is the minimum amount of representatives to conduct business and vote.
– On Oct. 19, the Student Regents will be hosting a conference discussing Prop 30. It will be held at the Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room from 2:30–3:30 p.m.
– There is one week left to register to vote. An online voter registration tool is available on eCommons.
– This year’s Practical Activism Conference, a student-led conference on activism, will take place on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College Nine/Ten Multipurpose Room.
– The Resource Center, which serves various diverse communities on campus, is being restructured. They have faced a cut in staffing — the number of program coordinators from 5 to 2.
– The SUA will be voting to amend a new position, the director of student life, which will be in charge of reaching out to students.
– The SUA plans to take 90 UCSC students to the Student of Color Conference held in UC Riverside. The date of the conference is Nov. 9–11.
– Kevin Huang, the Organizing Director for SUA, discussed Voter Suppression Laws, which are laws that discourage or prevent certain people from voting.
– Another presentation by Huang covered both sides of Prop 32, which would claim to ban corporate and union monetary contributions to local candidates.
– Huang also discussed that the AFSCME 3299 does not currently have a contract with the UC, which affects the working conditions of service and patient care workers.
– Huang discussed Sallie Mae’s relationship with UCSC. Sallie Mae profits 95 cents for each UCSC