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  • AS Lobby Corps

Legislative Affairs

What is Lobby Corps?

Lobby Corps is a team of students who work alongside the AS Chair of Legislative Affairs to represent student interests. Each year, up to 20 students are selected to lobby at the local, state, and federal level. Lobby Corps serves to amplify the diverse voices of CSUN students and works to ensure they are heard by the appropriate governing body. The Lobby Corps undergoes continuous and comprehensive training throughout the year to ensure members are empowered with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to be effective advocates.

Lobby Corps Committee

Members

  • Chair: Leslie Elizabeth Aguirre, Chair of Legislative Affairs
  • Voting Member: Sienna Beltran
  • Voting Member: Emely Callejas
  • Voting Member: Jackeline Fuentes
  • Voting Member: April Hernandez
  • Voting Member: Cameron Kelly
  • Voting Member: Meri Khnkoyan
  • Voting Member: Jennifer Kukucka
  • Voting Member: Ana Maritza Rivera
  • Voting Member: Sharon Tavari

Weekly Meetings

  • Every Friday's at 11:00 AM
  • Held in the AS Administrative Conference Room
Poster with "Contact Congress" during an Associated Students event

Expected Duties of a Lobby Corps Member

  • Attend weekly Lobby Corps meetings.
  • Research and track legislation that affects higher education and students at CSUN.
  • Organize events on campus that advance the Lobby Corps mission including voter registration drives, phone banking and postcard writing events, and Big Politics.
  • Attend or watch livestream recordings of the CSU Board of Trustees and CSSA Plenary meetings as needed.
  • Collaborate with campus organizations to learn about student needs and concerns.
  • Participate in tabling opportunities at campus events.
  • Participate in legislative office visits to discuss bills and their progress, share student testimonies, and lobby for support for our goals.

Students who join the Lobby Corps will earn unique experience in higher education advocacy. They will earn policy research and lobbying experience, improve communication and leadership skills, and practice working in a professional environment among a group of dedicated students. Lobby Corps membership is open to all majors and levels of experience!

Stay Informed

Stay informed about state budget issues and legislative activities that impact the university by joining forces with other California State universities.

You can also search for your local representative , or select a link below to find out more about California officials and legislative matters.

Elected Officials

Federal

State

California's Executive Branch

  • Governor: Gavin Newsom (D)
  • Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounalakis (D)
  • Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D)
  • Controller: Betty Yee (D)
  • Treasurer: Fiona Ma (D)
  • Attorney General: Xavier Becerra (D)
  • Commissioner of Insurance: Dave Jones (D)
  • California Board of Equalization District 3: Jerome Horton (D)
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson (NP)

Los Angeles County

  • Board of Supervisors District 3 (South of Lassen)
    • Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (NP)
  • Board of Supervisors District 5 (North of Lassen)
    • Supervisor Kathryn Barger (NP)

Los Angeles

California State Student Association (CSSA)

The California State Student Association is an "unincorporated income tax exempt association". Its membership includes 23 California State University student body organizations. For more information, visit the CSSA website .

  • Voting Member
    Beverly Ntagu , AS President
  • Secondary Voting Member
    Rose Merida , AS Vice President
  • California Student Trustee Voting Member
    Emily Hinton
  • Finance Committee Member
    Saurabh Ratnaparkhi , Graduate Student Senator
  • Civic Engagement Committee
    Tracy Johnson , Chair of Community and Government Relations
  • Social Justice Committee Member
    Zahraa Khuraibet , Former Vice President
  • Social Justice Committee Vice Chair
    Beverly Ntagu , AS President
  • Legislative Affairs Committee
    Tracy Johnson , Chair of Community and Government Relations