Date / Time: 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm


U-SU Board Room 303 AB

Organizational Items

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Agenda for Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Public Forum - This time is allotted for members of the public to make announcements and/ or address the Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Committee (LAAC).

Action Items

  • Election of the Vice Chair for LAAC: The LAAC will nominate and elect a committee Vice Chair.

Old Business

  • Letters to Legislature: The LAAC will review and receive feedback on their drafted letters.

New Business

  • Phone Banking: The LAAC will decide on a day to call legislature and start scheduling for CHESS 2019.
  • Community Unity: The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will provide an update on Community Unity on Tuesday, November 27th.
  • Board of Trustees Visit: The LAAC will be informed about the second visit from the Board of Trustees and how ASI members can participate.
  • LAAC Spring 2019: The LAAC will learn what they can expect for the committee in Spring 2019.


  • ASI Vice President for External Affairs and Advancement: Veronica Garcia- Martinez
  • ASI Diversity and Inclusion Officer: Krystal Rubio


Current Chair

Arwa Mohamed Hammad
Vice President for External Affairs and Advancement
Last modified on November 27, 2018

Regularly Meets On: 

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Standard Location: 

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About Committee

The committee reviews, researches and makes recommendations on legislation at the local, state, and national level. Additionally, this body creates a public policy priority list and recommends action to the BOD. The committee creates a plan to manage the ASI Legislative Agenda and coordinates the ASI Lobby Corps efforts.

What is the Legislative Affairs Committee?

The Legislative Affairs Committee's charge is to review, research, and make recommendations on, but not limited to, legislation emanating from the California State Legislature and United States Congress. This is an ASI Internal Committee.

What does the Legislative Affairs Committee do?

It shall be the purpose and function of the Legislative Affairs Committee to:

  • Recommend a list of legislative priorities and recommended action to the BOD for approval by the third regularly scheduled meeting of the year.
  • Create a plan to manage the legislative agenda and other issues deemed appropriate by the committee chair or the BOD.
  • Coordinate all ASI's Lobby Corps efforts.

What is the composition of the Legislative Affairs Committee?

  • ASI Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement (VPEAA)(Chair)
  • ASI President
  • Civic Engagement Officer - Representative-at-Large
  • Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Representative-at-Large
  • Academic Senator
  • Three ASI BOD Representatives
  • Three Lobby Corps Officers to be appointed by the Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Committee
    • Campus Lobby Corps Officer
    • Local Lobby Corps Officer
    • State Lobby Corps Officer
  • Membership is open to five (5) general students
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
  • ASI Executive Director or professional staff designee (non-voting)
  • University President or designee (non-voting)

Duties and Responsibilities

For more information review: Policy 014 Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Committee Code of Procedure

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