romario FOR SENATE
Hello, it's Romario (he/him/his)! I am from the North Bay Area, studying Political Science and Rhetoric here at Cal. I am the Queer and Trans community endorsed candidate, so I'm running on platforms to represent, empower, and strengthen a community found in every organization, every space. In addition, I hope to tackle measures that boost the accessibility, diversify the makeup, and support the Berkeley Student Cooperative as well as the campus spirit organizations. The major focus of my platforms isn't about reinventing the wheel but ballooning the quality in current institutional offerings. My three years of Cal has seasoned my knowledge of relevant and tangible issues -- I'd be a Senator who hits the ground running. Please read up on my thorough platforms and extensive qualifications below.
Housing that is Inclusive, Affordable, Dependable
Expand the Unity Theme Program by securing more funding/resources to increase the amount of Residential Advisors and floors.
Revaluate and deconstruct the enforcement of a gender binary within the UC Berkeley Housing Selection process.
Acknowledge and empower the general affordability of the Berkeley Student Cooperative by the creation of a BSC x ASUC Liaison.
Revitalize the Together We Thrive fund, originally conceptualized and successfully implemented by ASUC Senator Juniperangelica Cordova, to fundraise $10,000 worth of scholarships for Summer rent/housing deposits.
Strengthen existing programs for Winter Housing and Summer Transition Housing by ensuring greater outreach to the QT Community and low income students.
Support the Financial Aid Scholarships Office in their efforts to institutionalize funding for housing security programs
Wellness that is Institutionalized, Accessible, Equitable
Secure and incorporate a LGBTQ+ Wellness Director that works alongside the Queer Alliance Resource Center
Planning and hosting 5 Wellness Workshops for increasing the accessibility of knowledge (Financial, Nutritional, Physical, Mental/Academic, Sexual)
Fight for hormone replacement therapy fee waivers through SHIP
Community that is Expansive, Funded, Spirit-ed
Institutionalization of funding for QT Community events such as QT Prom, QT South Asian Community Event/Celebration, and more.
Reintroduce the Cooperative Opportunity Fund Bylaw 2202§3.3 to serve as a resource for events and programming that help build community within the BSC.
Plan and implement a QT Community Tailgate on Lower Sproul for the 122nd Big Game Work with Cal Athletics and secure lower ticket prices for students in the Educational Opportunity Program
Chief-of-Staff*, LGBTQ+ Endorsed ASUC Senator* Teddy Lake (2018-current)
Director*, 2019 Queer and Trans Health & Wellness Summit (2019) Board Representative*
Berkeley Student Cooperative: Person of Color Theme House (current)
Community Manager* Berkeley Student Cooperative: Person of Color Theme House (2018)
Organizer, QT Christians (current)
Residential Advisor & College Success Instructor*, Summer Math and Science Honors Academy: Berkeley site (2018)
Finance Lead*, 2018 Queer and Trans People of Color Conference (2018)
LGBTQIA+ Caucus Facilitator*
UCSA’s 2018 Student Lobbying Conference in Sacramento (2018)
Front Desk Assistant*, International House (2018-current)
Member*, Bear Closet DeCal (2018) Queer Cal Pal*
Gender Equity Resource Center (2017)
President*, Clark Kerr Hall Association (2017)
Equipment Checkout Custodian*, Graduate School of Journalism (2016-2017)
Student Body President*, Novato High School (2015-2016)
*All titles for identification purposes only.