The UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) is a digital grassroots community operated by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) that focuses on issues that matter to UC staff, students, alumni, faculty and more. UCAN launches state and federal campaigns that make it easy for anyone to call, email and tweet at lawmakers. UCAN advocates have helped UC receive its highest level of state funding ever and played a key role in getting Congress to introduce a bill to double federal financial aid through the Pell Grant program. Advocacy is a critical component of UCLA’s history and continued success; this issue offers ways to become an advocate and learn about critical issues in higher education today.
Learn how you can advocate on behalf of the University of California and gain insight into current issues in higher education at Leaders 2 Leaders. Our conversation will be guided by three UCOP team members who work on state and federal governmental relations.
In Organizing for Tomorrow: Double the Pell Today, Aidan Arasasingham '21 and other UC student participants share an overview of the campaign along with advocacy tips, resources and actions you can take to help grow this student-led effort.
Reginaldo Del Valle, UCLA’s forgotten forefather, introduced and guided to fruition legislation establishing and fully funding the Branch State Normal School at Los Angeles, which eventually became UCLA. Learn about his advocacy and legacy.