In the first episode of the Daily Forty-Niner Democratic Presidential Primary Primer, host Manuel Valladares dives into presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Valladares discusses Sanders’ platform and explores issues such as healthcare, college tuition and the climate crisis. This is the first episode of a week-long limited series that will feature the top five democratic presidential candidates amongst college students, according to polling by Chegg media group.
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The 2020 election candidates bring diversity to table
Twenty-one unique candidates will be competing to win the presidential race.
VP candidate questions legitimacy of ASI election
In the aftermath of the Associated Students Inc. elections, which saw a changing of the guard in the presidency, candidate and Sen. Justin Contreras questioned the election process that lead to incumbent and victor Leen Almahdi’s win during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Almahdi garnered 50.98 percent of the vote while Contreras[Read More…]
ASI president Jara loses to newcomer, VP wins reelection
The race for Associated Students Inc. president delivered a curveball Thursday, as Chief Justice Lizbeth Velasquez defeated President Genesis Jara in the lowest voting turnout in five years. Velasquez prevailed with 55 percent of the vote, to Jara’s 45 percent. ASI Director Richard Haller noted that as of Wednesday evening’s[Read More…]
ASI treasure candidate: Dominick Martinez
After four years at Long Beach State, health science major Dominick Martinez is attempting to transition into student government as Associated Students Inc. treasurer. He cites his experiences as building manager of the University Student Union and treasurer for the Sigma Chi fraternity, an organization which disassociated from the university[Read More…]
ASI treasure candidate: Reyalyn Villegas
Financial literacy is a huge issue for Associated Students Inc. Treasurer Candidate Reyalyn Villegas. The treasurer hopeful defines a financial literate person as someone who is well-versed in money-facing decisions. Villegas aims to continue the efforts of current Treasurer Jesse Luna in establishing more finance workshops. To further take advantage[Read More…]
ASI vice presidential candidate: Justin Contreras
Born in South Los Angeles to two parents who emigrated from Guatemala, Associated Students Inc. vice presidential candidate Justin Contreras grew up facing financial instability. “Both of my parents were working minimum-wage jobs,” Contreras said. “My mom at times was actually unable to pay the rent. So we’ve lived in[Read More…]
ASI vice presidential candidate Leen Almahdi
For current Associated Students Inc. Vice President Leen Almahdi, running to retain her office is a matter of finishing the work she has started and helping ASI’s new executive director transition into their role. Almahdi’s platform revolves around introducing and expanding existing services to address a variety of student needs.[Read More…]
ASI presidential candidate: Lizbeth Velasquez
As a first generation Mexican-American, 21-year-old political science major Lizbeth Velasquez is the first in her family of five to attend college. As a low income, working student who has had to overcome accessibility and financial hurdles of her own, Velasquez is making it her mission to advocate for food[Read More…]