Statement by President McKay on Signing LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Grassroots Advocacy Software Legislation
August 11th, 2020
Despite all challenges, I’m proud to see the hard work of the student Representatives making up the @UPUA‘s General Assembly.
Over the last few weeks, they’ve raised the bar by e-voting on two pieces of legislation, which I signed this morning. Learn more below:
The first, Resolution #15-15, dedicates this Assembly to strong advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ Community through its new Justice and Equity Committee (@UPUA_jande) and highlights key @penn_state resources for students belonging to it.
View it here: https://t.co/a23qav4iEz?amp=1
Even though @State_CollegePA‘s first Pride Parade was cancelled due to COVID-19, our students deserve to feel welcomed and celebrated for who they are at all times. This includes having a student government that’s willing to fight for them, especially now.
The second, Resolution #16-15, authorizes the @UPUA to enter into a contract with The Soft Edge, Inc. for the purposes of furthering our grassroots & virtual advocacy efforts, utilizing Assembly discretionary monies.
View it here: https://t.co/sioZxc1Sdl?amp=1
With this tool, the @UPUA can empower the entire student body to advocate on behalf of their fellow students in collective activism.
This is a gamechanger in virtual student engagement and grassroots advocacy, and I’m incredibly excited to see how it’s utilized.
For inquiries related to specific legislation, please contact the Speaker of the Assembly at email@example.com.
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Originally posted at https://twitter.com/UPUA_President/status/1293242273023643649