Save the UCLA CAPPP Program sign now

We, the undersigned, urge Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of California - Los Angeles, to preserve the autonomy of the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) Program from forces of consolidation that will destroy our programs reputation for academic success.

As alumni of the UCLA CAPPP Program, we strongly believe that the educational integrity should be protected from any attempts at consolidation. The academic rigor of the research seminar and the individualized attention given by Professor Desveaux attracts the brightest students from all fields of study. This allows for a level of competition gives each student a sense of pride and accomplishment even before they arrive at the UC Washington Center. In a large institution like UCLA, it would be criminal to eliminate some students only opportunity to have the educational experience of individualized attention from a talent faculty member on a research project of their choice.

As the author of the petition and a member of the Fall 2009 CAPPP class, I personally cant imagine my time at UCLA without the CAPPP program. The research paper I wrote while in Washington DC is one of my proudest academic accomplishments.

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 November 2015100. Ashley M
    I vehemently support the current structure of the UCLA CAPPP program under the direction of Professor Desveaux.
  • 22 November 201599. Fay G
    Please save the CAPPP program. It will always be the highlight of my undergraduate experience and a critical moment in my career growth. Contact Information [email protected] /* */
  • 05 November 201598. Veronica L
    I support this petition
  • 25 October 201597. Justine B
    I have learned more this quarter in DC than during any other at UCLA! Contact Information 503484356
  • 22 October 201596. David S
    Support the 2/3 rule change on the November ballot so we don't have to keep cutting programs like this
  • 01 September 201595. Christine S
    I support this petition
  • 19 June 201594. Heather M
    The UCLA CAPPP program inspired me to go to law school, helped get me into law school, and was still a topic of major interest 5 years later at every job interview hence. I would strongly discourage you from diminishing the impact that Prof. James Desveau
  • 14 April 201593. Charisse Y
    I support this petition
  • 03 April 201592. Alexandra R
    I support this petition
  • 16 March 201591. Tatiana Elizabeths
    CAPPP has been an incredible experience. I actually feel engaged in my classes and my internship applies to what I wish to do in the future. Contact Information 8186458321
  • 24 February 201590. Brittany B
    I support this petition
  • 21 February 201589. Mkrtich Y
    I support this petition
  • 26 January 201588. Nicole P
    I support this petition
  • 23 January 201587. Taylor B
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 201486. Brittani Y
    This program got me into Columbia Law Contact Information [email protected] /* */
  • 23 November 201485. Danielle D
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 201484. Kathryn L
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 201483. Trevor Jamesy
    My great experience with the CAPPP program would not have been the same without the individualized attention that I received in the research seminar. I firmly believe that consolidation would diminish from the uniqueness that students of each campus have
  • 30 September 201482. Lauren G
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 201481. Micah H
    The CAPPP program was my best quarter in college. Dont change it!
  • 19 September 201480. Juana H
    The research experience I acquired at CAPPP helped me excel in undergrad, pursue a research-oriented career, and be competitive for graduate school. CAPPP is so much more than the internship component, and is one of the many academic programs that I whole
  • 16 September 201479. Michelle Fox
    The CAPPP program was truly the best experience of my undergraduate career. I now attend UCLAW, and I truly credit CAPPP and Professor Desveaux with helping me get here. Don't eliminate a rare and wonderful program at our school!
  • 17 August 201478. Samantha T
    I support this petition
  • 14 July 201477. Sabina H
    CAPPP was one of the most valuable activities I did while at UCLA. What makes this program so unique is the personal attention given to students on their research projects, as well as the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to a related internsh
  • 19 May 201476. Rudolph B
    The CAPPP program was one of the best educational experiences I had at UCLA. I believe it is a mistake to diminish this program's scope and the educational opportunities created by the directed research component.
  • 18 May 201475. Hunter S
    CAPPP Alumnus Fall 2009
  • 11 May 201474. Katelyn M
    I support this petition

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Carolina AndrewsBy:
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Petition target:
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh


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