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The new face of politics and how students can get involved

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Change occurs every single day whether they are minor or major. But have you ever thought about a change within the relationships students have with politics? Ulection, a grassroots organization, is “a dedicated space where citizens, candidates, and elected officials can discuss the issues that matter to their communities,” according to their website. This program was created in San Francisco by Michael Henne and Daniel Alvidrez with the purpose of resolving the issue of money in politics, and also creating a platform where students and millennials can connect with their community‚Äôs political process. The inspiration behind the creation of Ulection was due to the lack of resources. “I found it very difficult to learn about the issues my candidates cared about… they all had their own websites and commercials and flyers [that] they created [which] lacked substance,” said Henne. Ulection allows people to join a campaign in order for candidates to build their volunteer support groups from the ground up, he said. It allows students to voice their concerns …