CA Campus Vote Project launches ‘final push’ to turn out youth vote

Josh Kahen/Senior Staff
About halfway through the event, student volunteers had already reached more than 75,000 students about voting and facilitated more than 30,000 one-on-one conversations with students about their voting plans, according to Nicolas Riani, chair of the CalPIRG Students State Board.

The California Campus Vote Project, a nonpartisan coalition of student associations including CalPIRG Students and the UC Student Association, hosted a daylong “vote-a-thon” Tuesday to mobilize students to vote and highlight youth participation in the election.
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Gov. Brown signs UC-sponsored bill to protect survivors of domestic violence

SB 331, which was authored by California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The bill will give survivors evidentiary privilege, which means that any discourse between a domestic violence survivor and a counselor will remain confidential. Before SB 331, according to Jackson, this privilege only existed for survivors of sexual assault.
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