2020 Elections Supplement

President

Internal Vice President

External Vice President - Local Affairs

External Vice President - Statewide Affairs

Student Advocate General

Transfer Senator

On Campus Senator

Off Campus Senator

University Owned Off-Campus Senator

Collegiate Senator - Letters & Science

Collegiate Senator - Engineering

Collegiate Senator - Creative Studies

  1. International Senator

    This constitutional amendment establishes two International Senator positions in the Associated Students Senate. Future candidates for these positions must be international students, as defined by the University of California, Santa Barbara, and will be tasked with representing the international student community of UCSB.

     

    A “Yes” vote is a vote in favor of establishing two International Senator seats in the Associated Students Senate.

     

    A “No” vote is a vote against establishing two International Senator seats in the Associated Students Senate.


  2. Lock In Fees

    Elections Board seeks to amend the constitution to better aid and assist organizations with existing lock in fees;

    ARTICLE V – FEES

    SECTION 1. MONITORING OF STUDENT FEES

    Associated Students shall have the authority and responsibility to oversee the use of existing fees, as well as monitoring the proliferation of fees.

    SECTION 2. NEW FEES

    All new Associated Students fees must be submitted as a ballot measure to be voted on by the Associated Students in a general or special election, with at least twenty percent (20%) of the Associated Students’ Membership voting. If a fee is put on the ballot by petition, a vote of fifty percent plus one (50% + 1) shall be necessary for the adoption of the fee. If a fee is put on the ballot by a vote of the Senate a vote of sixty percent (60%) two-thirds (66.67%) shall be necessary for the adoption of the fee. If a fee is put on the ballot to be increased, such fees can only be increased with a vote of two thirds (2/3) in support of the increase of the fee, with at least twenty percent (20%) of the Associated Students’ Membership voting.

    SECTION 3. EXISTING FEES

    Existing lock-in fees must be placed on the ballot for reaffirmation every two (2) years following the adoption of the fee. Such fees can only be cancelled with a sixty percent (60%) vote in opposition to the continuation of the fee, with a least twenty (20%) of the Associated Students’ Membership voting. reaffirmed with a fifty percent plus 1 (50%+1) vote in support to the continuation of the fee, with at least twenty (20%) of the Associated Students’ Membership voting.

     

     


  • AS Food Bank

    Do you support the continued funding of a mandatory fee of $4.96 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the AS Food Bank (of the $4.96 collected, $1.24 is for return to aid, $0.24 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.03 is for the AS recharge fee and $3.45 will go to the AS Food Bank)? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Composting Program/Department of Public Worms

    Do you support the continued funding of $1.29 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the AS Department of Public Worms (of the $1.29 collected, $0.32 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.06 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $0.90 will go to the AS Department of Public Worms)? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    This fee will support and sustain the Associated Students Department of Public Worms (DPW) composting program, which began in 2004 and partners with A.S. Recycling on UCSB waste management. DPW focuses on on-site composting of UCSB’s food waste and using the beneficial compost in the campus and community to further encourage sustainable food production. The organization conducts regular workshops about composting and teaches attendees how to reduce food waste in their homes and backyards. Thanks largely to student efforts, UCSB is already a leader in the UC system for composting, but continued stable funding is needed to sustain the program while working on new projects such as the Edible Campus Project.

    DPW is excited to be taking on new responsibilities with the Edible Campus Project, co-led by the DPW, AS Food Bank, and UCSB Sustainability, which aims to address local food insecurity by repurposing underutilized spaces for food production, turning waste into food, and engaging students as growers and producers. DPW is an essential player in the food production on campus and implementation of the sustainable closed loop food cycle. DPW’s compost is used in growing food that is donated to the Associated Students Food Bank. This project provides educational opportunities for students and addresses a major student issue on campus.

    Con Statements


  • EOP

    Do you support the continued funding of one dollar and twenty-five ($1.25) per AS/UCSB membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.83 for summer quarter for E.O.P? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Reaffirm AS/EOP Grant!

    The AS/EOP item on the Associated Students ballot is to reaffirm $1.25/academic year/.83¢ summer toward AS/EOP Emergency Grants. Emergencies happen and the grants are there to assist need-based financial aid EOP students for expenses not covered by financial aid or insurance, such as medical, dental or optical, and graduate school application and testing fees. It also covers one-time emergencies, such as transportation during a family illness/death, housing costs if facing an unforeseen eviction and expenses that exceed the financial aid budget. Students that utilize the emergency funds are those needing assistance with expenses not covered by other sources. This fund allows for confidential financial support of students in their time of need. Vote April 23-26, 2018, via GOLD https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/gold/login.aspx


    One of the most benevolent and heartwarming realities of life as a Gaucho is the way in which we tirelessly support one another; individually and collectively. For over twenty-five years, the EOP Grant has helped UCSB students in dire need with funding to assist them overcome financial challenges, not unlike the challenges many of us encounter at some point in our lives. Undergraduate students who experience an emergency, may have unforeseen medical or dental expenses, be in need of optical support, face an unexpected eviction or even seek funding to apply to graduate school may be eligible to receive the grant. Your continued support of $1.25 per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.83 for summer quarter can literally help positively impact the lives of your fellow Gauchos. Please vote YES on the EOP Grant Lock-In, and reaffirm your commitment to “I GAUCHO BACK!”

    Aaron E. de Santiago-Jones
    Director, Educational Opportunity Program

    Con Statements


  • Finance Board/Student Organization Program Funding (Finance and Business Committee)

    Do you support the continued funding of $10.08 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the Finance Board/Student Organization Program Funding Lock-In (of the $10.08 collected, $2.52 is for return to aid, $0.49 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.07 is for the AS recharge fee and $7.00 will go to the Finance Board/Student Organization Program Funding Lock-In)?


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • IV Arts

    Do you support the continued funding of the mandatory fee of $2.00 per undergraduate student for Fall, Winter and Spring quarter and $0.67 for Summer to support (of the $2.00 collected $0.50 is for return to aid, $0.02 is for administrative fee, $0.04 is for the AS recharge fee and $1.44 will go to IV Arts); in the summer $0.67 (of the $0.67 collected $0.17 is for Return to Aid, $0.01 is for administrative fee, $0.01 is for the AS recharge fee and $0.48 will go to IV Arts)?If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    If you have enjoyed any of the following events in Isla Vista, please consider voting for the renewal of Isla Vista Arts’ funding. Every Friday night IV LIVE presents a new show by Improvability, ranging from the Naughty & Nice to Survivor Night, topped off each spring by 24-hours of continuous comedy during Improvathon. Isla Vista Theater hosts many cinematic splendors courtesy of Magic Lantern’s diverse weekly programming, from Hollywood blockbusters like The Shape of Water to art house fare like Anamolisa, or our annual Lord of the Rings marathon. Award-winning WORD: Isla Vista Arts & Culture Magazine keeps its finger on the pulse of IV, with rants by The Albino Raccoon and big feature stories that dissect community life– from festival culture to profiles of IV citizens. IV Arts mixes it up with colorful collaborations including Magic Lantern’s annual Halloween screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show paired with UCSB actors, the annual WORDstock free concert, THE BOX art gallery, and our outdoor summer film series. This spring Shakespeare in Anisq’Oyo’ Park presents Romeo & Juliet: Bring a blanket, bring a lover. IV Arts is a University-sponsored arts organization, run by students and dedicated to the proposition that IV should always be a fascinating place to find yourself at home. Please consider supporting IV Arts with your vote.

    Con Statements


  • Program Board

    Do you support the continued funding of $20.85 per ASUCSB membership collected for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support Program Board (of the $20.85 collected, $3.72 is for return to aid, $0.38, of the administrative assessment, $0.05 is for the AS recharge fee and $16.70 goes to Program board? If reaffirmed the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    ASPB is a non-profit, student-led campus organization dedicated to producing and supporting entertaining and culturally diverse events for the UCSB campus and surrounding community. This includes films like our Free Tuesday films and pre-screenings, lectures like In Conversation with Tyler the Creator, our free Noon Storke Shows, hub shows like the recent UMI or Earthgang, and of course our large concerts like Welcome Back, Delirium, The Warm-Up and Extravaganza. Our board also coordinates summer programming and events like Free Bowling at Zodo’s and Free Iceskating, as well as the quarterly Free Bagel Days.
    In addition to events coordinated by the board, we also co-sponsor various events held by other student groups, such as the Winter Wonder Drag Ball and Poetry Club’s Dope Metaphors. Over the course of a year the board hosts around 90 events and co-sponsors around 80 events -- which averages to about 3 events per week.

    Appointed student board members gain hands-on experience in planning, booking, advertising, and running various events ranging from intimate open mics to 10,000 capacity festivals. We aim to be a resource for any student groups or individuals interested in coordinating an event, and offer volunteer opportunities at our various concerts.

    We are dedicated to offering safe, alternative entertainment to students and creating an unforgettable college experience for the community of UCSB.

    Con Statements


  • Queer Commission

    Do you support the continued funding of $2.12 per ASUCSB membership for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters to support QComm and LGBTQ students at UCSB (of the $2.12 collected, $0.53 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.10 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $1.48 will go to QComm)? If reaffirmed, the fee would subject to reaffirmation every two years thereafter as mandated by the AS Constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Queer Commission (qcomm.as.ucsb.edu) is an Associated Students Entity that is committed to providing education, social advocacy, and funding for our LGBTQ+ communities at UCSB and beyond. Utilizing student fees, Queer Commission is able to distribute funds to crucial queer & trans focused organizations at UCSB that work to build community and support for LGBTQ+ people. Our larger projects include organizing a delegation for the Queer & Trans People of Color Conference and hosting our annual UCSB PRIDE Week which draws engagement from hundreds of people in our communities. Queer Commission also works closely with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (rcsgd.sa.ucsb.edu) in contributing funding to their projects and coordinating leadership among UCSB’s LGBTQ+ orgs. Reaffirming the lock-in fee for Queer Commission will ensure our continued work to support our LGBTQ+ communities!

    Con Statements


  • UCSB United States Students Association (USSA)

    Do you support the continued funding of  of $3.82 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring quarters ($1.00 in Summer) membership for USSA (of the $3.82 collected, $1.08 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.21 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.03 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $2.50 will go to Associated Students) and (of the $1.00 per undergraduate student collected in summer, $0.25 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.05 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $0.69 will go to Associated Students)? If passed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Department of Public Worms/Compost and Gardening Program 

    Department of Public Worms/Compost and Gardening Program

    This fee increase will support the Associated Students Department of Public Worms (DPW), which was founded in 2004. DPW grows fresh produce for students, manages on-campus composting programs, develops and maintains the Student Farm, and educates students about gardening, composting, and food waste reduction. Funding will be used to expand programs and services, hire more student employees, purchase supplies, and conduct educational programming.

     

    DPW contributes to food production on campus. Through the implementation of a sustainable, closed-loop food-system, DPW grows food that is donated to on-campus food pantries (including the AS Food Bank). The newly built Student Farm located near West Campus is an educational space to learn and practice agricultural techniques. These practices demonstrate, economic, and environmental sustainability through, student leadership, employment opportunities, and community partnerships. The Student Farm also provides opportunities for primary scientific research through interdisciplinary academic programs.

     

     

     

    Do you approve of a fee increase of $1.40 per undergraduate (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters). $0.97 is for the UCSB Community Financial Fund, $0.35 is for Return to Aid, an administrative assessment of $0.07 will be charged to all non-capital expenditures, and $0.01 is for the Associated Students recharge fee)?

    This new fee increase is an addition to the:

    $1.29 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters already collected to support the AS Department of Public Worms.

     

     

    Additionally, if approved, the entire Department of Public Worms/Compost and Gardening Program fee of $2.69 ($1.29 current fee plus $1.40 increase to the existing fee) per undergraduate student for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarter will be placed on the same reaffirmation cycle.


    Pro Statements

    This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Associated Students Department of Public Worms (DPW), UCSB’s composting and gardening program. DPW cultivates compost by utilizing food waste collected from the Dining Commons to supplement the growth of fresh produce at the Edible Campus Program (ECP) Student Farm, which is donated to the AS Food Bank. DPW aims to create a space where students and community members can empower themselves and their environment.

    DPW enables students to expand their educational opportunities by partnering with academic departments that involve the ECP Student Farm in their curriculum, such as the Computer Science department (who built a weather station at the farm) and the Environmental Studies department (who volunteered and continue to host courses at the farm).

    DPW harvests food year round and constantly adds more raised beds to bolster production, but once the ECP Student Farm is fully complete, DPW will need more student staff, hired at a living wage, in order to keep all operations running. This fee increase will accommodate these needs and will allow DPW to continue growing.

    A “yes” vote means:
    ● The AS Food Bank and other campus food pantries could continue to get fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the ECP Student Farm.
    ● DPW can continue to hold educational workshops that allow students and community members to learn about at-home composting and other subjects.
    ● Enable more UCSB students looking for educational and leadership opportunities to be hired and help support our efforts.

    Con Statements