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November 20, 2015

Legislative Agenda

The ASUW Office of Government Relations is excited to unveil this year’s Legislative Agenda. This document is used by the Associated Students of the University of Washington to guide our lobbying efforts throughout the legislative session. Having been approved by the ASUW Student Senate, the Legislative Agenda outlines the ideology and issues that students see…


November 12, 2015

9th Annual Legislative Reception

  Since 2008, tuition at the University of Washington has increased by over 75%, largely due to a 35% decrease in state funding per student between 2007 and 2012, according to a State Higher Education Executive Officer report. These impacts have significantly affected the student experience, requiring students to take out more loans or juggle…


October 7, 2015

Welcome!

Welcome to the Office of Government Relations at the Associated Students of the University of Washington! Our office operates as the political advocacy and lobbyist branch for the ASUW–we represent the student voice in conversations with Washington state decision-makers on the campus, city, state, and federal levels. The lobbying efforts of the Office of Government Relations have…


January 23, 2015

Huskies on the Hill 2015

The 2015 Washington State Legislative Session has just begun, and the result of the McCleary v. Washington State Supreme Court ruling presents a great possibility of funding cuts for the University of Washington. State support for higher education funding has decreased by over 50% in the last 10 years, which leads to increased tuition that…