August AVC Message: Volunteer Day Roll Call, More Summer Advocacy Opps

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Greetings Bruins!

The summer is almost over and pretty soon the students will return to campus, bringing to life another academic year. With the turn of the academic calendar comes one of my favorite events, UCLA Volunteer Day.

This year’s event, the 9th annual, will take place on October 7. We’ve targeted over 30 sites for volunteers to help with, taking place in every single Los Angeles City Council District. More than 4,000 new student volunteers are expected, and we can use some help from our fellow UCLA advocates.

 

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Calendar: State and Federal Legislators Line Up Summer Public Events

Los Angeles area elected officials often spend their legislative recesses back home, participating in local events and taking face-to-face meetings with constituents.

At the state level, both the Assembly and Senate continue to recess through late August. Federal elected officials just came back at the beginning of this month, and many have events and are holding office hours through the beginning of September. 

We have compiled a list of public events this summer that we know of so far, for your advocacy, and enjoyment. For more, visit the website of your designated elected legislators.
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UCLA Advocate In Action: Shirley Wang Helps Build A Lasting Foundation For Higher Education

Shirley Wang is the founder and CEO of Plastpro Inc., Chair of The UCLA Foundation board, and also a well-regarded philanthropist.

Shirley Wang’s grandfather fled the Communist Revolution in China, and the lesson he learned has been a guiding light for her family: “He realized that one could lose his or her possessions, home, and even country or family members. But the one thing no one can take away from you is your education.”

The path Wang’s grandmother and mother blazed before her may serve as even more of an inspiration for her ascent to becoming founder and CEO of Plastpro Inc., Chair of The UCLA Foundation board, and also a well-regarded philanthropist.

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