As part of our ongoing coverage of the 2023 ASUC elections, the news department of The Daily Californian, in collaboration with the ASUC Elections Council and CalTV, will be hosting the 2023 ASUC Candidate Debate Nights.
The first discussion of the two-night event will take place Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Dwinelle 155, and will feature the candidates for ASUC Senate. The candidates have been split into issue groups based on their platforms and preferences. The groups consist of: Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Justice, Academic and Professional Opportunities, Registered Student Organizations’ Funding and Space, Student Representation and Student Wellbeing. Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer a question posed by the panel of moderators, and candidates will be given an opportunity to respond. The audience will be able to ask the candidates two questions per section.
In the second debate of the two-night event, taking place Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Evans 10, candidates for ASUC executive positions will debate their platforms. Each candidate will be allotted time for opening remarks and will answer position-specific questions. Candidates will have time to respond to their opponents after each question.
The purpose of these debates is to give candidates a platform to answer questions and highlight what they hope to achieve if elected. We hope that these debates give students the opportunity to learn about each candidate’s platforms and make informed decisions when voting.
These events are open to all students on campus. Students are encouraged to attend and participate during the allotted time.
For those unable to attend in person, CalTV will be filming the event and the recording will be publicly available.
Please note: The Daily Californian news department does not endorse candidates for ASUC senate or executive positions. All endorsements from The Daily Californian are decided by our editorial board. News reporters who sit on the board have recused themselves of all ASUC candidate profiles and general coverage due to conflicts of interest.