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Office of Governmental Affairs

Associated Students, Inc., Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA), is the political voice for students and thus informs students of CSUS about the different political issues that affect both them and their State related to higher education, as well as lobby the State Legislature on behalf of the students and the Board of Directors. OGA offers students leadership development, local and statewide internship referrals, on campus internship opportunities, and volunteer hours for clubs, organizations, class requirement or individual interest.

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Mission

The mission of the Office of Governmental Affairs is to inform the students of Sacramento State about different political issues that affect both them and their State related to higher education, as well as lobby the State Legislature on behalf of the students and the ASI Board of Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Student-developed in 2003, the Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA) addresses the need for civic engagement in the student population at Sacramento State.
  • The Office of Governmental Affairs informs Sacramento State students about higher education by organizing Voter Registration and Education, Lobbying, and Advocacy.
  • OGA offers voter registration and education to Sacramento State campus by tabling in the public and special events; last year OGA registered over 1,000 Sac State students. We maintain our stance as a non-partisan group; we promote all candidates by encouraging all students on campus to vote.
  • We inform our students on initiative process and information on propositions and candidates on the ballot. Fall Semester’s biggest project is to have a polling place on campus for our students and surrounding community member to benefit from for the upcoming elections. OGA also provides Citizenship information and sponsors a Citizenship Fair for our students and community members.
  • Throughout the year, OGA’s main purpose is to track the status of legislative bills that affect students at Sacramento State and represent the Associated Students Board of Directors position on critical issues in higher education. We also lobby in behalf of Sacramento State students and invite students to advocate on higher educational issues by having the opportunity to join the Lobby Corps.
  • The Office of Governmental Affairs refers students to internship and scholarship opportunities available for students as well as community service opportunities on campus. We also can provide students with information on higher educational issues for research or can provide contacts in the Sacramento community.

OGA Staff

Tim Sullivan

Office of Governmental Affairs Director

Hometown: Madera, CA
Major: History Minor: Government
Campus Activities:  College Democrats (President), Lobby Corp

asioga@csus.edu

916-278-3924

Office Hours:
Monday 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:00pm

Travis Legault

California State Student Association Liaison

Hometown: Concord, CA
Major: Government
Campus Activities: Lobby Corps, College Democrats, Transportation Advisory Committee

asicssarep@csus.edu

916-278-4167

Office Hours:
Monday 9:10am-11:10am
Tuesday 9:10am-10:10am
                   12:15pm-1:15pm
Wednesday 9:10am-11:10am
Thursday 9:10am-10:15am
                   12:15pm-1:15pm
Friday 8:35am-10:35am

Sania Kandhro

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Hometown:
Major:
Campus Activities:

asi-ogacec@csus.edu

Office Hours:
Tuesday 11:00am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 11:00am-1:00pm
 

Logan Kemp

Legislative Affairs Coordinator

Hometown:
Major: Government & Economics
Campus Activities:

asi-ogpc@csus.edu

 

Office Hours:
Monday 10:00am-11:30am & 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am & 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm