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The UC Advocacy Network is a powerful force that speaks out for you: Your education. Your health. Your future. Join us in making a difference.

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Rakia White
“Due to COVID-19 I lost my job, lived in my car, and stayed late at school to finish my coursework. If the Pell Grant was doubled it would prevent me from falling back into that life of uncertainty.”

Rakia White
UC Berkeley

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Double the Pell

Cost shouldn’t stop anyone from going to college. It’s time to increase federal financial aid. We’re asking legislators to double the maximum Pell Grant award. 

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Megan Boshnakova
“UCAN offers me the platform to give back and make a positive change for thousands of students across the UC system.”

Megan Boshnakova
UC Santa Barbara

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Student Ambassadors

A dynamic community who help amplify the voices of UC students in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

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Hand-in-hand with California

When UC and California come together, we make our communities better. Public higher education is key to California’s prosperity.

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Federal Partnership

Every day UC creates groundbreaking research, develops new health care solutions, and opens doors for students. None of it would be possible without federal funding.

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