ASUC President issues executive order invalidating Daily Cal fee referendum

V.O.I.C.E. Initiative violates UC policy, and a solution could affect the Daily Cal's independence, Loomba says

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Vishalli Loomba speaks to the Berkeley City Council to protest the changes to the second response protocol.

ASUC President Vishalli Loomba issued an executive order early Wednesday morning invalidating an initiative on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot that asks students to support The Daily Californian. Loomba’s order comes just as the second of three voting days for the election begins. In the order, she cites a
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Fate of Daily Cal fee initiative remains unclear

After overturning of executive order, results show the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative passed. But charges were filed again.

Charges were filed Wednesday against the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative, less than a day after the ASUC Judicial Council overturned the executive order which invalidated the initiative from the 2012 general election ballot. After the order was overturned Tuesday night, the ASUC Elections Council announced that voters approved the initiative in the
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2012 ASUC election endorsements

Taking a Stand

Click here to read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements. In the past academic year, UC Berkeley students have met history head-on, continually shouting for our rights and ideals — whatever those may be. Instances including the Berkeley College Republicans’ intentionally racist bake sale, police violence at Occupy Cal, Louis
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Daily Cal fee referendum placed on ASUC election ballot

UC Berkeley students will vote this April during the 2012 ASUC general election on whether to approve a student fee to support The Daily Californian. The ASUC Senate voted Wednesday night to put the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative before students asking whether they support a $2 per semester student fee to help
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Proposed campus publications fee referendum shifts to Daily Cal-only

A perceived lack of financial transparency from The Daily Californian has led to criticism from other campus media groups as the newspaper works to place a referendum on the spring 2012 ASUC general election ballot to help close its estimated $200,000 annual budget deficit. Under the original V.O.I.C.E. Initiative proposed
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ASUC Senate committee delays vote on publications fee bill

The V.O.I.C.E. Initiative would establish a fee to support The Daily Californian and other campus publications

An ASUC Senate committee tabled a bill Monday night that would put a referendum on the spring 2012 ASUC general election ballot asking UC Berkeley students to pay a fee each semester to support The Daily Californian and other campus publications. ASUC senators and members of other campus publications raised
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