Wednesday, Sept. 25
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Inside Student Government provides weekly summaries of all major board meetings within student government: the president's cabinet, lobby corps, board of control and the senate. Please take a moment to read the summaries from each section.
Hey, Long Beach State! It seems like the semester just started, but week five is already upon us. As the fast-paced year presses on, it's important that we appreciate ourselves and what's going on around us. ASI appreciates how hard the student body works, and we hope to show that in our various advocacy efforts.

Yesterday, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, your student government ran a successful voter registration drive outside the Coffee Bean in the USU. This drive was part of our effort to promote a culture of civic engagement on campus. We hope to continue this growth with future registration drives in November and in the spring.

In recent weeks, Vice President Almahdi, Treasurer Villegas, Chief Government Relations Officer Padilla and I have been meeting with various California legislators to discuss student concerns such as basic needs and financial aid. In addition to supporting bills that would improve student life at the Beach, I will be sending a legislative proposal regarding automatic voter registration to Sacramento in the near future. This proposal, which will hopefully turn into a bill for the legislature to vote on, will make it easier for students to have their voices heard through the democratic process.

Additionally, I encourage all students to participate in the upcoming U.S. Census, regardless of immigration status. The census is purely for data collection and is completely safe to respond to. Most importantly, the census allows programs such as CalFresh, MediCal and various housing programs to receive proper funding and continue to deliver the services that many students rely on.

Thanks for staying up to date, and have a great rest of your week!
Go Beach!
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss their recent advocacy efforts. Topics included voter registration, meetings with students and campus leaders, upcoming events and student concerns.

Commissioners provided reports on their recent work to ensure their constituents' concerns are being addressed.

Members of the board discussed strategy for promoting inclusion and breaking down barriers at The Beach.

For more information on the President's Cabinet, check out their web page here .
Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. (USU 234)
The Lobby Corps met last Thursday to discuss recent and upcoming legislative visits, ongoing advocacy and National Voter Registration Day.

Student concerns such as parking and affordability were discussed. Members of the board reported on recent conversations with students and relevant officials to see how these issues can be relieved by the Lobby Corps.

The Lobby Corps also discussed the pros and cons of SB 206, which would allow student athletes to profit off of their names and likeness.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Tuesday, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • Cease Animal Torture – The Future of Our Dinner Plates
  • Kari Spector - 13th Conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR)
  • Dalia Chavarin - National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)

The board discussed the upcoming Financial Literacy Workshop, as well as funding and updates to the senate.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

  • CSULB President Dr. Jane Close Conoley

Action Item Summaries

  • BOD #2020-22: Election of (3) Isabel Patterson Child Development Center Board of Trustees (IPCDCBOT) - ELECTED
  • Katherina Bails, Ariel Cruz and Sophia Ruiz were voted into the IPCDCBOT.

Report Summaries

  • ASI President Lizbeth Velasquez – reported on a recent meeting with President Conoley, ongoing efforts to address parking and transportation, the voter registration drive, housing and student involvement in the upcoming census.

  • ASI Treasurer Reyalyn Villegas - discussed the upcoming Financial Literacy Workshop, updates to BOC procedures and ongoing work with students and campus officials.

  • ASI Chief Diversity Officer Maythe Alderete - discussed ongoing goals within the President's Cabinet and the Social Justice & Equity Committee.

  • ASI Executive Director Dr. Miles Nevin - provided an update on the fiscal audit, the ASI operating budget, new employees and upcoming events.

  • ASI College Senators - discussed their ongoing efforts to address their constituents' concerned and how they can improve student advocacy through events, meetings and other avenues.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

  • ASI Associate Director of Facilities Operations Arnecia Bryant

New Business

  • Action Item: PA #2020-15: Confirmation of Associate Justice - Ethan Eisenhart


  • ASI President Lizbeth Velasquez
  • ASI Chief Government Relations Officer Precious Padilla
  • ASI Commissioner for AB540 and Undocumented Students Adriana Andrade Rodriguez
  • Beach Pride Events Lead Leanne Meyes
  • 22 West Video Executive Producer Brandon Kheang
  • ASI Executive Director Dr. Miles Nevin
  • ASI At-Large Senators
ASGV Senate Chambers USU