Here is the official Associated Students Press Release from the recently concluded 2012 elections.
Associated Students Office of the ASPCC President
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 30 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PASADENA, Calif. – The Associated Students of Pasadena City College (ASPCC) is pleased that on November 6, 2012, Proposition 30 passed in California, with 54% of the electorate signing on to the temporary tax increase needed to prevent a $6.7 million cut to Pasadena City College alone. Prop 30 will also ensure billions of dollars are saved across the CA community college system.
ASPCC joins the rest of the District in thanking voters for their support in our institutions of higher learning and in the futures of the 2.4 million community college students currently in the system, along with all the students who will arrive in the next few years. After a long campaign, ASPCC intends to return to its work of interfacing with our representatives in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to ensure that Californians won’t need to return to the ballot box to secure essential, affordable and successful higher education for all its residents.
Simon Fraser, ASPCC President, said, “It’s been a long fought effort, and such a relief after pouring so much time and investment into Prop 30. Not just as ASPCC President but as a student, the passage of this proposition means so much for our futures in higher education. I want to extend thanks to all our campus leaders, from ASPCC Vice President for External Affairs John Fraser who worked tirelessly with us to make such an overwhelming LA County support possible, to our administrative, faculty, and staff supporters who came together in support of Prop 30 and our future.”
ASPCC will now focus its legislative efforts in preparation for the start of the next CA session in Sacramento for 2013 and work to ensure that the progress we have made today continues. ASPCC also continues its work to represent the students of PCC on issues of campus, local, state and federal issues of concern.
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