Official StatementHello, I am Astrid Dueñas Diaz and I am eager to run for ASVP for Governmental Affairs. As a kid, I experienced being ignored, talked over, overlooked and, as a political science student and through various jobs I have held, I'm aware and have seen politics make people feel the same. I want to make sure that the students at Western do not have that experience. With lobby days, ensuring that they are organized with the same amount of dedication and time, especially between Western Lobby Day and Western Intersectional Lobby Day. Also, working as a representative of the student body, one goal is to be connected to various communities and people on campus, either through committees or going to clubs/events. So, that I can better represent the thoughts and sentiments of people on campus. Government is difficult and has barriers but I will ensure that you are heard. During my time here, I've found that many of the programs tend to attract the same people year after year, many of whom tend to be of the same demographic. In my term, I would like to address these issues & provide additional support for students of marginalized identities to better access these spaces.
Campus InvolvementPage for Senator Keiser,
Volunteering for 33rd Legislative office
Speaker of the Caucus for Highline College.
Organized a lobby day, a Legislative Breakfast with legislators
Chaired the Student Legislative Action Committee.
AS Board Assistant for Lobby Days
AS Board Assistant for Internal Committees.