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Why you should vote for me – Jinai Bharucha

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Just in case you’ve missed the posters and facebook groups, CSA Senate hopefuls are running campaigns for Senator, President, Vice President, and Treasurer positions. In fact, I happen to be running for Vice President and I’m writing to ask you to take 10 seconds of your time to vote for me on Perhaps you aren’t interested in the intricate details of senate and what we do; that’s okay! I’m running to make sure that your opinions are fairly represented.

In the last year as a senator I have worked with other senators and students to:
1. Hold “office hours” in the CSA office to listen to you every week of the term,
2. Obtain funding and make plans to renovate upper Sayles,
3. Support student sentiments regarding the Wellness Center throughout its departmental review,
4. Research the possibility of having medical supplies more readily available on campus,
5. Join a Northfield-Carleton community group discussing transportation and its availability on campus
6. Support the campus climate survey and the initiatives following it, including workshops, curriculum changes, and a pilot program of the Intergroup Dialogue Seminar
I believe that the Vice-President should be experienced with the financial needs of students and organizations and simultaneously understand student life and programming at Carleton. As the treasurer of the Minority Students Pre-Health Coalition, I have experienced the frustration with finding funding for attending conferences and other events that are vital to my experiences with the group. As an RA and a participant in Model UN conferences, I understand how organizations think and promise to help by supporting your personal endeavors.
This year, as your Vice-President, I promise to:
1. In conjunction with the Treasurer, make the Budget Committee guidelines, the process of requesting funding and various available funds on campus publicly known,
2. Continue to support changes to the Wellness Center in order to provide adequate care to all students,
3. Raise student concerns regarding printer availability on campus and ensure that there are adequate printing stations on both sides of campus,
4. Pursue the issue of transportation (and its lack thereof) on our campus,
5. Establish an Intergroup Dialogue Pilot Program and maintain student-faculty-staff connections to the Campus Climate Survey
I would appreciate your vote-, and I look forward to listening and advocating for YOU in the coming year.

-Jinai Bharucha is a second-year student and a CSA Senator

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