ASUCI Senate Minutes
ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
§ Orozco: Motion to bring R52-40 to the table/ Second: Jacoby.
§ R52-40 read by Mousa.
§ Orozco: Motion to call into discussion for 15 minutes/ Second: Bender.
§ Yakub: Can you bring up how Mexican and Latinas are affected earlier and not just in the end?
§ Orozco: I believe it is mentioned in both parts of the legislation.
§ Orozco: Can we have the sources for the numbers?
§ Mousa: Howard Gillman’s email is the source.
§ Mousa: Motion to amend to include the source of Howard Gillman’s email.
§ Natoolo: Be careful about the language. We would like to fix it here so that J-board does not have to strike it down.
§ Yakub: Can we define the project, so that it is more specific? To explicitly mention the wall?
§ Orozco: Would a footnote be okay?
§ Yakub: Just so it’s not so ambiguous?
§ Orozco: It needs to be changed to public information committee instead of public affairs.
§ Xiao: What action does standing in solidarity entail?
§ Orozco: Solidarity means to stand up in time of crisis with the people affected.
§ Safady: I feel like the part about immigrants not coming from Mexico is misleading. There is already a legal path. This is misleading saying that they will not be able to enter the US?
§ Orozco: The person who promoted this wall, throughout this entire campaign has expressly said he has wanted to bar Mexicans from entering the country.
§ Safady: Coming to America illegally is already a crime. I don’t see how this is different from what is already happening.
§ Safady: I’m not even sure if it is necessary. I feel like it is an addition to make it more emotional than it is to be informative. I just don’t see how this will solve the real problems because this is a huge complex issues and this seems to avoid that. I would just want it to be more specific and relevant.
§ Lim: How would you want to change it?
§ Noureldine: Maybe we can change from preventing to impede.
§ Chanes: Point of interest, can we yield our time to members in the audience?
§ Hassane: Can we add a resolution where we send an all ASUCI email that if we passed this legislation it will be sent out to all to inform them.
§ Lu: How are we going to financially assist the organizing communities on campus? Can you clarify the meaning?
§ Mousa: Do we have finances we can allocate to certain workshops on campus? I was thinking about having workshops on educating affected students on how they navigate this situation with assistance by legal networks.
§ Natoolo: We would need numbers.
§ Chanes: Historically my office has helped with this. So I do not think that you would have to remove this. We work with all of the different organizations and do education workshops and reach out and do this. I think it is okay that it stays as long it is the intention that we can financially help them out.
§ Orozco: Should we change the line to maybe EVP helps with this?
§ Chanes: Yes I think this is a good idea.
§ Yakub: Just to make sure that there already people to do these workshops?
§ Orozco: I move to recess for 5 min/ Second: Jacoby.
§ Bender: Motion to extend time by 2 minutes/ Sec: Orozco
§ Natoolo: Since we have so many changes and we want to affectively make this resolution. We will make changes there in the Rules Committee.
§ Mousa: Motion to change:Be it further resolved that ASUCI demands that the University of California, Irvine stand in solidarity with the Muslim, Mexican, Latinos, etc. immigrants being kept out by the US government.
§ Motion to add: Whereas 154 students and scholars are affected on the University of California, Irvine campus, as noted by Chancellor Howard Gillman on January 28, 2017.
§ Motion to strike: public affairs committee. Change to: Be it further resolved that ASUCI’s Executive Vice President Office assists In holding workshops educating students on the ramifications of such a ban
§ Motion to add: Be it further resolved that ASUCI’s Senate Public Information Committee assist in publicizing such workshops
§ Motion to scratch: Be it further resolved that ASUCI financially assist the organizing communities on campus
§ Second: Yakub
§ Mousa: Motion to send legislation to rules/ Second: Orozco
§ Noureldine: Motion to bring R52-41 to the table/ Second: Orozco
§ Chirigotis: Congrats on the election. Nice to see you all be involved in student government. My name I Jackson I am the Student Services Vice President. We do the event planning of ASUCI. Like Soulstice Homecoming, Summerlands.
§ R52-41 read by Chirigotis and discusses key changes made to his staff.
§ Bender: Point of order, we need to make this into a discussion before we talk about it.
§ Bender: Motion to go into discussion for 15 minutes/ Second: Orozco
§ Chirigotis reads letters read by those who have been appointed.
§ Chirigotis: Yielding his time to Sean so he can discuss why he is qualified for this position.
§ Sean Ong: I am a third yea bio major. I had a couple of ASUCI internships. I am currently an assistant chief of staff. I will expand on our roles. We were involved in planning logistics for welcome week and Shocktoberfest. Personally, as an intern I immersed myself in the different commissions in the Student Services Vice President office. I have attended several events for sports, screenings, soulstice, talent showcsse. We are currently working to make sure the sales are the best they can be. If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask.
§ Chanes: My name is Taylor Chanes, I am serving as External Vice President. I have been able to work with all of these appointees. The dynamic of this team works really well. So I don’t think moving these people up to co-chief of staff would be a problem at all. They work well with everyone in the office.
§ Xiao: My first comment is that you and Wang seem better qualified, if for some reason the motion does not pass who else would be qualified?
§ Chirigotis: It would continue a vacancy because I don’t believe anyone else is qualified.
§ Yakub: How did you come to the decision to share?
§ Chirigotis: I do believe that to keep our dynamic and consistency will be good. And that Andrea should have the executive paid positon.
§ Orozco: Will they each have different tasks or will they be sharing everything?
§ Chrisitgotis: Mix of both. They will continue to both work with the homecoming team. But there will be other roles they take on that I have discussed with Sean and Wang will be taking on more roles.
§ Orozco: I move to call into question/ Second: Jacoby.
§ R52-41 passes 16-0-0, Yea: Lu, Mousa, Jacoby, Erikat, Noureldine, Lim, Abuzeid, Xiao, Pourmand, Danesh, Bender, Safady, Hassane, Orozco, Yakub, Hernandez.