Generation Z and millennial voters showed up in high numbers all across the country for the 2020 presidential election. According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), a majority of young People of Color (POC) showed support for Joe Biden. CIRCLE's data indicates the percentage of POC, ranging from ages 18-29, based on their race and preferred presidential candidate. Rose Sesma, a volunteer poll worker in San Bernardino County, said, "I felt so proud to see so many young people show up to cast their votes early. There's a lot of them and that means they're able to make a real difference." Researchers from Campus Vote Project and … [Read more...] about 2020 experiences high turnout of young voters
This year's presidential election is currently ongoing as citizens continue to turn in their ballots. Mail-in ballots have been around for a while now, but many people are just now realizing it as an option. Voting in person has been something most people did every election year and hundreds of people would gather to get into small polling areas and exercise their rights to vote. Due to the ongoing pandemic, some consider voting in person a risk. Many people have considered, and are still considering, voting by mail to avoid such big crowds. That way, they can feel safe while they vote, including students here at CSUSB. Jesus Estrada, a fourth year political science major … [Read more...] about Students show support for mail-in ballots
With elections around the corner, Senator Melissa Melendez, Dr. Robert Radi, a La Quinta City Council Member, and Lisa Middleton, a Palm Springs City Council Member, speak about the importance of your vote during the virtual press conference held by ASI. Dr. Radi started off the event by thanking ASI for organizing an event that emphasized the importance of voting to the CSUSB community. “It is of urgent need to inform every one of the importance of the upcoming election in a democracy. We don’t need to agree with each other, but we must participate,” said Dr. Radi. Middleton agreed with Dr. Radi, believing that citizens should exercise their right to vote. “The vote is fundamental the … [Read more...] about Local officials encourage campus community to vote
CSUSB student and prominent community figure, Marlo Brooks has decided to take his talents to the political realm and run for City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Brooks, who is trying to balance life as a high performing student and candidate of a local city election, is an English major in his last year at CSUSB. His pillars of integrity, transparency and change encompass his ideal vision to rebuild San Bernardino with voting taking place on March 3. Q: Now that you are finishing your term at CSUSB, how is the transition from student to a local politician? A: I took on that role because I felt that I had mimicked what it was to transition well, to be a responsible … [Read more...] about Who is Marlo Brooks?
On November 6, Californians came out to vote, and with 100 percent of precincts reporting, the results are in with democrats winning almost every single position. Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom, with almost 60 percent of the vote, soundly beat his Republican opponent John H. Cox in the race for the governor. In the race for lieutenant governor, Eleni Kounalakis beat her fellow Democratic candidate Ed Hernandez. In the US Senate election, incumbent Diane Feinstein beat the challenging Democrat Kevin De Leon. For propositions, the gas tax was voted to stay in place with prop 6 failing to pass. The controversial gas tax will still in place because of this, but money will … [Read more...] about California election results
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| After the election, twelve of the seventeen propositions were approved by voters; the other five that failed to do so will have an impact on Californians. Prop. 51 allows California to borrow $9 billion to improve overall education. "I think it's great because money has been taken away from school over the years and it's obvious it has had an affect on this generation," said student Breanne Downey. Prop. 52 guarantees funding for Medi-Cal to help low-income families. "It's great that this prop passed because it helps pay for health care services for children, low income families and seniors who pay for their medical expenses," said student … [Read more...] about California Props; Did we get them right?
By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| As Barack Obama's presidency winds down, Americans' take a look back at his time in office over the past eight years. Obama made history by becoming the first African-American ever to be elected president of the U.S., which came with a lot of pressure. Obama currently has a approval rating of 57 percent, the highest in four years, according to the most recent poll from Gallup. His list of accomplishments have included bringing the country out of a bad recession by signing the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 which led to economic growth for the country. In 2011, he ordered a special force team to raid a secret … [Read more...] about Approaching the finish line
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| This years historic election is in the books. The election saw Trump defeat Clinton by a difference of 58 electoral votes leaving the four-decade New York politician with only 218 votes, and 276 in favor of the New York businessman, Donald Trump. “I feel betrayed by the nation. Over and over again we’re told that racism isn’t a thing anymore, that sexism was overcome years ago, and that we’re all equal. But, the results show the complete opposite, I feel that the nation embraced trumps bigotry and in return millions of people of color, women, and immigrants woke up in fear today,” said local resident Erika Anaya. In the past year this election … [Read more...] about America made their choice: Donald Trump wins the 2016 presidential election
By Alexander Douglas |Assistant Editor| Would you rather be kicked in the shin or punched in the stomach? This is exactly what it feels like with the upcoming election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to Real Clear Politics, Hillary Clinton has an average unfavorable rating of 53.9 percent while Donald Trump has an average unfavorable rating of 58 percent based on eight different polls. On average 41 percent of registered voters will vote for Clinton while 37 percent are going to vote for Trump. The two party system has a strangle hold on America and the majority of its voters forcing them to vote for either the Democratic or the Republican party. John … [Read more...] about The Hardest decision America will Face: Which hand will you choose?
By Tommy McCardle |Staff Writer| When Sid Robinson isn’t enjoying a round of fantasy football or at a Dodgers game, he is teaching at CSUSB. Robinson is also busy on the campaign trail running for City Council in the city of Upland, California. Robinson is a new professor on campus this fall quarter, however he isn't a new face to the educational institution. He was the associated vice president of Public Affairs for the school from 2002-2014. "My pledge is to bring an open-minded, rational and collegiate approach to our City Council for the overall good of Upland," according to Robinson's campaign website, Sid4Upland.com. Some of Robinson’s proudest memories with CSUSB have … [Read more...] about Professor Spotlight: Sid Robinson