With less than a year to go before the 2012 general elections, Stanford’s political organizations are shifting their focus to the upcoming election season.
Many campus organizations choose to sponsor candidates for ASSU elections in order to better inform their constituents. Endorsing groups email their large lists, update their Facebook pages, put up flyers and hold events to introduce their endorsed candidates to members of their community.
Stanford voters will speak on an array of ballot propositions in the California midterm elections on Nov. 2, ranging from marijuana legalization to the suspension of air pollution standards to making it easier for the perpetually gridlocked state legislature to pass a budget–all measures that have the potential to impact Stanford constituencies.
Graduate School of Business alumna Yoriko Kishimoto, former Palo Alto mayor and City Council member, is running for a 21st district state assembly seat — the only woman among three candidates in the race.
“Military 101,” a lecture held at Tresidder Memorial Union, brought together students “confused by headline news,” interested in foreign policy, experienced in military action or just generally curious.