|Submission Date||Oct. 29, 2015|
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Sustainability Integration Office
Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
For years the College has been outspoken on the issue of college access and has met its commitment by meeting the full financial aid need of every admitted student and working with organizations that help under-represented students prepare for college, as well as paying 100% of the costs of its Pomona Academy for Youth Success. The College President has publicly advocated on behalf of passage of The DREAM Act, speaking on the issue at graduation and writing to California's U.S. Senators, among other actions. He also supports the Amethyst Initiative and has been available as a spokesperson on why a new national conversation about the legal drinking age should be considered. Also on campus, there was a very active group of students and faculty, advocating against California Proposition 23 (which would have postponed recently passed regulations for cutting greenhouse gas emissions) on the ballot.
A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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