All of our candidates - not just those according to [A.S.] party lines - submitted their qualifications during last year's elections. Students entrusted us to make these decisions. It's critical because it's a matter of students paying more [for higher education] in the future.

I know the current UCOP policy is very restrictive for student associations [wanting] to organize for their rights. Right now student associations are not allowed to use compulsory funds to any campaign that supports or opposes state propositions.