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AS Legislative Affairs Council

 

Student Membership:

6-8 Students-at-large

AS Legislative Liaison

AS Local Liaison

AS REP Organizing and Outreach Coordinator (non-voting)

1 Grad Student or GSAC Representative

1 ESC Representative

1 ESP Representative

1 SAIRC Representative

 

Purpose:

Legislative Affairs Council serves to increase student representation by:

  • Encouraging civic engagement and student participation in the political process.
  • Creating, reviewing, and proposing Local, State, Federal, and other proposed Legislative and Administrative Agendas to the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) Board of Directors.
  • Submitting recommendations to the Washington Student Association (WSA) regarding the statewide Legislative Agenda.
  • Establishing contact with elected officials to ensure that student perspectives are being considered at all levels of government.
  • Formulating policy positions for all matters concerning students in higher education for approval by the AS Board of Directors.
  • Reviewing funding request proposals, making financial decisions, and monitoring the expenditures of student funds paid to the Legislative Action Fund.
  • Approving a budget for the Legislative Action Fund in areas designed to more directly represent Western Students at the local, state and federal level, which follows the LAF budget policy.