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UC-wide: UC Student Association Endorses Prop 13 Bond (The Guardian):
The proposition has already been approved by both state houses and was signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in October 2019. If passed during the March 2020 primary, it would provide $15 billion in bonds over seven to eight years for public schools to renovate aging educational facilities. Of that funding, $2 billion would go to the UC system.
UC Berkeley: Community Members Protest ASUC Bill Condemning Bears for Palestine (Daily Californian):
UC Berkeley ASUC Senate’s University and External Affairs Committee met on Feb. 3 to discuss a Senate resolution calling on ASUC to condemn the student group Bears for Palestine. The resolution’s author calls for condeming the group because of its cubicle display containing photos of Palestinian activists, “some of whom have allegedly perpetrated terrorist acts,” the article states. The meeting, attended by over 200 people, was adjourned before any voting after an argument broke out between members of the crowd and the senator who authored the bill. ASUC will vote on the bill on Feb. 10.
UC Santa Cruz: Entheogenic Plants Decriminalized in Santa Cruz (City on a Hill Press):
Santa Cruz became the third city in the U.S. to decriminalize the use of certain psychedelics. The city council voted unanimously to decriminalize the plants and fungi, including psilocybin, otherwise known as magic mushrooms. The initiative was first spearheaded by Decriminalize Santa Cruz, founded by UCSC students.