Hello, Long Beach State!
It has been an eventful first two weeks here at the Beach. With the success of our back to school activities such as Week of Welcome and the first ever RecFest, our student body is becoming more congruent and harmonious. I am hoping we can continue this trend throughout the school year.
As we continue to get settled into our new schedules, your ASI student government maintains a strong, consistent voice that will always advocate on your behalf. Our efforts to represent all students on campus can be read in the individual sections of this newsletter.
A main part of our Lobby Corps efforts this semester will be surrounded around civic engagement. As a student government we hope to get more students registered to vote and more students educated on the importance of voting in the November election. Info about registering to vote before the Oct. 22 deadline can be easily found on out
lobby corps web page.
The start of our civic engagement efforts will be this Friday, September 14 at 10 am on the 4th floor of the University Library where students can come to engage in a round-table discussion with our Secretary of State Alex Padilla, regarding civic engagement on our campus.
I encourage any and all interested students to attend as I will also be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Secretary Padilla. The MOU is a commitment between Padilla’s office and LBSU to increase voter engagement on our campus.
I would also like to invite all students to volunteer and give back to those in need on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at an event called
Generosity Feeds to Help Fight Child Hunger
. The event will be taking place at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach. If students volunteer they will be able to pick up non-perishable meals at the end. This is a great way to donate to the Beach Pantry while giving back to the community.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year with all of you and I cannot wait to see what the future holds!