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Here’s how you should vote in the federal elections

NATIONAL ISSUES: The two ongoing races for federal office have been contentious. Here's our take.

There are two ongoing races for federal offices representing California in the upcoming midterm election — and both are highly contentious. For the position of U.S. senator, Kevin de León is running against incumbent Dianne Feinstein. And in the race for California’s 13th Congressional District seat, incumbent Barbara Lee faces off against write-in candidate Laura Wells.
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Here’s how you should vote in the state and county elections

STATE ISSUES: There are several critical seats up for election this November. Here's our take.

This November, Berkeley voters have the opportunity to bring their city new representation at the state level. There are several critical seats up for election, including governor, secretary of state and state Assembly member in the 15th District — and Californians must to do their civic duty by showing up to the polls.
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Here’s how you should vote on Berkeley’s four city measures

CITY AFFAIRS: This November, city measures address key issues ranging from housing to rent control. Here’s our take.

The Berkeley ballot for this midterm election takes on some of the city’s most pertinent issues, ranging from affordable housing to infrastructure improvements. Here’s The Daily Californian editorial board’s take on the city of Berkeley’s four proposed measures.
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Here’s how you should vote on the 11 state propositions on Berkeley’s ballot

STATE ISSUES: This November, state propositions address key issues ranging from housing to health care. Here’s our take.

November’s midterm elections are fast approaching, and Berkeley voters should be preparing to take on active roles in determining California’s future. There are 11 state propositions on this year’s ballot. These measures cover a range of key issues, from veteran housing to funding for children’s hospitals. Proposition 10 repeals the
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To members of Greek life at UC Berkeley: Stop perpetuating sexual violence

CAMPUS ISSUES: By mocking sexual violence protesters, fraternity members at UC Berkeley conveyed a level of disregard that is appalling but not surprising.

Content warning: Sexual violence On Saturday, members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, or Fiji, in Berkeley stood around individuals protesting acts of sexual violence and assault and jokingly posed for a picture. In doing so, they communicated a level of abject disrespect for survivor narratives that is almost beyond
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On uplifting its indigenous community, Berkeley must commit to making concrete changes

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley has made much progress on honoring its indigenous community members. But 27 years later, there is still much more to be done

Twenty-seven years ago, Berkeley was the first city in the United States to formally celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of the flawed holiday of Columbus Day. The city started a significant trend — almost 60 other cities across the country now celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. And while this holiday is
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UC Berkeley must join students in fighting for increased diversity

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students have been doing the heavy lifting to improve diversity for years. Now, UC Berkeley must pick up some of the load

Students have been saying it for years. And now, a comprehensive study is backing them up — UC Berkeley is not a welcoming place for students of color. The report, released by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, ranked UC Berkeley the lowest of all UC campuses
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By vetoing the campus abortion bill, Gov. Jerry Brown has let thousands of college students down

STATE ISSUES: Brown deemed the bill “not necessary.” But in doing so, he undermined the needs of students across California.

California Gov. Jerry Brown ignored the voices of countless college students this week when he vetoed SB 320. The bill would have required on-campus access to medication abortion in public universities. It would have ensured safe and affordable abortions for thousands of students, guaranteeing that individuals on college campuses who
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Group living amendments are a testament to the power of student activism

CITY AFFAIRS: The amendments to the Group Living Accommodations Ordinance are a step in the right direction for student housing. But now it’s up to the city to follow through.

The recent amendments to the Group Living Accommodations, or GLA, Ordinance, are significant examples of how student activism can give rise to much-needed change.   Berkeley is in a housing crisis that students are anything but sheltered from. The campus has time and again fallen short on providing sufficient solutions
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