Beware of what you hear in you classes Portland State Students. There is misinformation about the REAL Progressive candidates going around in the hallways.
Amanda Barron has been working hard to get rid of privacy pirates Higher One, a company that bought social security numbers, adresses and phone numbers of all students enrolled at PSU. She proposed a privacy bill to Senator Ringo out of Beaverton. This legislation has become Senate Bill 643 and requires written consent from each student before the school releases their information.
Their main goal is to stop the outrageous tuition hikes that Oregon Students have been suffering. Tuition has increased over 20% for most students in the past 3 years and we will see another increase of 5-7% this year for in-state undergraduate tuition and graduate tuition. The way they plan to do that first is to lobby and rally hard at the capitol until Governor Kulongoski grants Oregon students a tuition freeze for the next biennium. Direct action, people!!
Priorities for Amanda Barron include full funding for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon's only need-based grant, more support for childcare on campus as well as expanding childcare services, improving the student health services on campus and making them accessible to all students - including night students, lowering textbook prices at PSU and working to increase transportation options while decreasing costs.
There is only one year to work these issues out, and these are the only candidates dedicated to REAL student issues.
VOTE AMANDA BARRON AND LINDSEY CRAVEN FOR ASPSU PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
MARCH 7-10, 2005