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Update on Student Association agenda as Legislature reaches Floor Cutoff

March 10, 2017

As the quarter has come to a close, the State Board said goodbye to Brenda Portaro, the legislative intern from South Puget Sound Community College. During this session, she has participated in multiple advocacy days on the Hill, testified on bills that benefit immigrant students in the community and technical college system, and has met with legislators to advocate for the Washington State Community and Technical College Student Association and SBCTC legislative agendas. >>

author: Kate Hummel

Students stand stronger together to testify for undocumented students

February 24, 2017

Throughout the legislative session, various groups gather on the capitol’s grounds to promote their causes, meeting with their legislators about issues important to them. Feb. 20 marked African-American Advocacy Day, the purpose of which was to examine the rights, needs and equal opportunity of the African-American community. Feb. 23 was Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Day, promoted by the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington. The group was there to promote civil rights, equal access to education and health services for all Asian Pacific Americans, including immigrants and refugees. >>

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