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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.

State Budget

It’s a tough budget year and UC isn’t exempt – pledge to advocate alongside us.

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Health access and equity

UC is working to end health care disparities.

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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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UCAN’s impact

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Henry Rozo
“As a first-generation student, the Pell Grant has been pivotal in my access to a college education. It has helped ease the burden of my student loans and helped me better provide for my needs while I pursue my degree.”

Henry “Adrian” Rozo
UC Davis, 2025

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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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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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