I’m so excited to be announcing my candidacy for ASUC Senate with CalSERVE - Cal Students for Equal Rights and a Valid Education.

I am one of two queer community-endorsed Senate candidates, and I have worked extensively with the queer community on campus. Additionally, I have ties to the Democratic party, both on and off campus, through my work with Cal Berkeley Democrats and our own Assemblymember and former Cal Bear, Nancy Skinner.

I have also done a great deal of non-partisan political work with my voter registration efforts. As the Vote Coalition Deputy for two school years, I led the team and collaborated with other groups like Young People For, UCSA, CalPIRG, Voto Latino, Hip Hop the Vote, and bridges to register over 8,500 students and community members!

Furthermore, I was heavily invested this past election cycle on the local, state, and national levels – I campaigned for President Barack Obama in Reno, Nevada, Congressperson Ami Bera in Elk Grove, California, and Proposition 30 everywhere I could. Additionally, I vehemently opposed oppressive initiatives like Proposition 32 and Berkeley’s Measure S, to ensure that no rights were infringed upon.

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I am ecstatic to announce my candidacy for ASUC External Affairs Vice President! I feel like all of my experience here at Cal has led me to this point, and I am honored to be supported by the CalSERVE coalition for this next part of my journey.

When I first started as a student at Berkeley, I never pictured myself in the ASUC. It took the help and encouragement of incredible mentors and friends who challenged, educated, and inspired me. With community support, I was able to find my political voice and develop a passion for advocacy and activism within the ASUC. Now, with my experience as Vote Coalition Deputy and an ASUC Senator, I am prepared to be an EAVP who will not only tirelessly advocate for students, but empower them to develop their own power – just as my mentors empowered me!

Caitlin Quinn for EAVP
Jeanette Corona for AAVP

I appreciate all of the support and love you all have given me thus far, and please visit my Facebook page to learn more about my platforms and priorities!