VOTE YES on Measure 74

VOTE YES on Measure 74!

Make your voice heard by VOTING online during campus elections: May 11-20, 2020!

What is Measure 74?

Measure 74 proposes an undergraduate fee starting at $3.00/quarter and maxing out at $4.26 by 2030.

Since 2010, the Sustainability Office has received funding through the Sustainability Office Fee (a student fee measure sunsetting (expiring) in Summer 2020). Measure 74 has been placed on the Spring 2020 Ballot to be renewed. For the last 10 years, the Sustainability Office has utilized the funding strategically to: 

  • Provide undergraduate students paid on-campus jobs to support advancement of the Campus Sustainability Plan:
    • Since 2010, the Sustainability Office has provided meaningful sustainability-related employment to almost 250 paid student staff; 
  • Fund professional development opportunities for undergraduate students:
    • Since 2010, the Sustainability Office has offered professional development experiences and/or professional conference attendance to 25 students;
  • Fund the Sustainability & Social Justice Inter-Organizational Retreat, which serves approximately 100 students annually:
    • Since 2010, the Sustainability Office has engaged approximately 1,000 students in the annual Sustainability & Social Justice Inter-Organizational Retreat;
  • Pay for a small percentage of staff support. 

If renewed, the Sustainability Office can continue to fund the aforementioned programs and pursue more opportunities that center sustainability, social justice, and student engagement for another 10 years. 

What happens if Measure 74 passes?

If Measure 74 is renewed, the Sustainability Office will be able to: 

  • Offer 25+ hourly paid positions to undergraduate students annually; 
  • Provide high-impact professional development and conference attendance to employed students; and,
  • Expand existing programs, including the Sustainability & Social Justice Inter-Organizational Retreat, which serves approximately 100 students annually. 

What happens if Measure 74 fails?

If Measure 74 is not renewed, the Sustainability Office will need to change its current structure and reconsider whether it will be able to offer 25+ paid positions to undergraduate students or continue existing programs, including the annual Inter-Organizational Retreat. 

Sustaining Sustainability

UC Santa Cruz is a nationally-ranked sustainable campus. Students’ dedication to sustainability & social justice is what initially funded the Sustainability Office, important paid student staff positions and other sustainability opportunities a decade ago. If Measure 74 passes, it will allow the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office to continue:

  • funding paid undergraduate student jobs on-campus;
  • providing professional development to student staff free of charge;
  • offering impactful sustainability programming to benefit the UC Santa Cruz community; and,
  • pursuing more opportunities that center sustainability, social justice, and student engagement for another 10 years. 

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Now that you’re committed to VOTING YES on Measure 74, how can you help us make sure it passes? Here are some things you can do:

Who already endorses Measure 74?

  • SUA
  • Davon Thomas, Student Body President
  • Isabella Bullock, Vice President of Student Life & Student Advocate
  • Sierra Berg, Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • College 9 Student Senate
  • Crown Student Senate
  • Kresge Parliament
  • Porter College Student Senate

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