Help the UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) Help UCR

November 23, 2021
Elizabeth Romero
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Governmental & Community Relations
November 23, 2021

Dear Highlander Community,

The new year is around the corner, and with it comes a fresh opportunity to push for the priorities that can help our UC and UCR community thrive. That includes more federal financial aid for college students, state investments to help California and our region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, and urgent action on climate change, to name a few. 

Advances in these areas will not come easily, which is why I’m reaching out to you - will you pledge to advocate for the UC community in 2022? When we’re united, we bring real change on issues that matter. 

This past year, UCR advocates helped secure the highest level of state funding ever which included major investments to support the UCR School of Medicine and Opportunities to Advance Social Inclusion and Sustainability (OASIS) initiative. But we can’t do this important work without you. Our advocacy is only as strong as those who offer their voices to shape the state and federal policies that affect us all.  Whether it’s research, health care or education, I hope you’ll join thousands of advocates in speaking out for equity, access and excellence, and be part of shaping a better future for everyone.