Join CSUN Student Leslie Aguirre and CSUN Alumni Marvin Chowdhury, as they walk through what's on this years ballot. This program is focused on peer-to-peer learning, so you can feel confident when voting in this election!
On October 6th - Ballot Measures will be covered, and you will learn what a yes or a no vote on the different Propositions will mean.
On October 7th - They'll cover the District Attorney, Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, and Superior Court Races and how to best research the individuals running for those seats so that you can make informed decisions.
Meet your presenters:
Leslie Elizabeth Aguirre is a senior at CSUN pursuing her bachelor's in Political Science with minors in Sustainability and Civic and Community Engagement. On-campus, Leslie has served as the President of the Political Science Student Association and Chair of Legislative Affairs. Off-campus, Leslie currently serves as a board member for her neighborhood council, as a media engagement coordinator for Coalition for Civic Education, and as the IGNITE Fellow for Southern California. Leslie is passionate about politics because she knows the needs of her neighbors can be addressed through community-oriented public service and informed participation.
My name is Marvin Chowdhury and I'm a CSUN alumni, I graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's in biology. Although I started off as just a pre-med student, the stories from patients regarding our inefficient healthcare system that I heard while playing the piano at Kaiser Permanente inspired me to venture into politics and health policy. My political journey began in the LA City Council District 12 race where I was a campaign assistant for Dr. Loraine Lundquist. Although we lost that election, it inspired me to intern at both the local and federal level for Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and Congressmember Brad Sherman, respectively, in order to learn more about policy making. With my newfound knowledge regarding elections and policy making, I then went on to serve as the Associated Students Chair of Elections for the 2019 - 2020 term. I currently am a health policy analyst for the Los Angeles City Health Commission, with the ultimate goal of obtaining an MD and treating the underserved while also helping to change policy so that access to medicare can be expanded.