The Vice President for External Affairs and Advancement attends the BOD meetings and be exempt of other committee requirements. They serve as a Cal State LA representative at the California State Student Association (CSSA) Board of Directors. They also keep the BOD informed on state and national issues, as well as legislative issues affecting students. Responsible for doing research regarding legislative action and campus opinion, shall manage the creation, review, and approval process of Resolution Creation. Shall establish contact with all appropriate representatives through written and personal communication for the purpose of conveying student concerns and obtaining information on relevant legislative issues. Shall be responsible for coordinating students to meet with legislators in the Assembly and the Senate each year. Be responsible for coordinating a voter registration drive each quarter and responsible for coordinating "Get Out the Vote" drives each quarter there is an election. Shall chair the Lobby Corps and act as a legislative liaison to the media, and provide all relevant materials to be published to better inform the student population. They also recruit and facilitate the placement of students on state-wide committees and organize facilitate participation in the annual CSSA California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS).