A few SP members, also students, are participating in the effort to fight against things like AB955. Earvin Chavez, new to the gang, said, “I believe the California Student Union is a simple yet powerful idea. If this idea is transformed into concentrated action, it will produce tangible benefits for the California student body. This concentrated action is what I felt at the first meeting I attended. It is inspiring to witness mutual struggle; to see students who are organizing to combat injustice within education.
One example that displays the organizational skills of CASU is its committees. Students can join a colorful range of committees such as Outreach, Research, and Communications. I joined the Research committee since I enjoy conducting research. Furthermore, CASU frequently holds meetings to update members, and nonmembers alike on upcoming activities. Jose—a member of CASU— and I plan on distributing flyers to students at Cypress College for the purpose of raising awareness about CASU. This is just the first step towards making an impact on education for me, and I plan on taking more to realize this powerful idea.