Over the years, we students have struggled on our individual campuses in the fight against the deterioration of our education and our futures. It is time for us to start organizing collectively and begin the formation of a Student Union. From Chile, to Quebec, to Brazil, Student Unions have proven time and time again that students en masse have the power to win against those who govern undemocratically.
Students are a a heterogeneous population. Our identities, concerns, and beliefs vary by campus. But as students, we have common interests and overarching issues that would be best addressed as a collective whole. We are proposing that students from campuses across California come together to collectively and democratically discuss, decide on, and develop the movement toward student unionization and begin forming models of alternative democracy on our campuses.
Our struggles are one. Our victories are one.