WIYIG ELECTION 2020/2021

COVID-19 forced us to postpone our 2020 Model Government conference, but it can't take away our elections for next year!

Our candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Chief Justice, and Editor-in-Chief have all submitted materials for your review, including a video statement as well as answers to some standardized questions as you might have seen in the Gubernatorial Debate. All candidates who declared by the deadline, returned a signed Presiding Officer Commitment form, and discussed platform ideas with the State Office are listed below. Tickets are listed alphabetically by last name.

Please take some time to review the qualifications and ideas for each candidate. Online voting will open the week of April 20.

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GOVERNOR/LT GOVERNOR

Elise Bormann (Chippewa) / Maggie Buss (Fox Cities)

Website: https://bormannbuss.wixsite.com/website

Instagram: @bormannbuss

Sarah Sisto (Fox Cities) / Grace Alberts (Door County)

Instagram: @sistoalberts2020 

Elise's Campaign Video (Governor)

Sarah's Campaign Video (Governor)

 

Elise's Debate Responses

What is one project to which you will dedicate your time and attention as Youth Governor? How will this project benefit Wisconsin YMCA Youth in Government?

One project we will complete in 2020 is expanding the Secretary of State (SOS) position. Currently, the main priority of this position is running the state service project- or, in official terms, “Facilitate an annual service-learning component for the Model Government conference.” Currently, Wisconsin YIG’s program standards simply don’t reach their full potential. The Secretary of State doesn’t hold as much responsibility as the Governor or Lt. Governor, despite being held at the same status in the program bylaws and charter. We will expand the Secretary of State position in two important ways. 

First, we are currently working with the state office in order to create an official set of guidelines for the state service project; these would be written into the program bylaws and officially cemented into the program. Our second initiative is creating a way to connect Wisconsin YIG nationally with other programs. We plan to exchange contact information across state lines with student executives and leaders from other states, and set up a virtual conference to connect. Using this method, state programs would be able to exchange ideas for future improvement. Our Wisconsin SOS would attend this annual conference, and take the ideas and information they gather to present to the Steering Committee as ways to improve our state program. This is an effective way to accomplish what was attempted last year with a “midwest conference,” but in a more cost-sensitive and timely manner that has been already shared with the state office.

What specific plans do you have to increase participation in YIG? 

Increasing the overall reach of this program is my ultimate priority in 2020, and it probably will be for years to come, even past high school. Instead of making minuscule internal improvements for the mere sake of having a campaign platform, we want to work on outward expansion. We can do this by allowing more widespread creation of school delegations. In other states such as North Carolina, South Carolina, California, New Mexico, New York, Florida, and many others, schools are able to create their own delegations instead of running them through a Y branch, with a teacher as a YIG advisor. We can start to bring this model to Wisconsin, reaching areas where individual Ys cannot. For example, if you wanted to join YIG but you lived far away from a Y branch, you could contact the state office to bring a delegation to your middle or high school. Starting the creation of school delegations would be a large project, but it could potentially bring YIG to kids that would otherwise never be able to join this incredible program. Other ways participation could be increased and maintained are through organization of the regional delegation conferences, and by the creation of a recruitment officer. This would be an optional position at the delegation level (similar to president, service leader, or steering committee member) that would work with schools in surrounding remote areas and connect them with YIG and Y resources.

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?

The main way we can support the state program as a whole is by assisting the Y in its primary mission: to help kids and families. I am willing to put in the work and travel needed to bring YIG into schools and allow kids in more remote, rural, or underfunded regions to participate. Everyone should have the opportunity to be a delegate, regardless of where they live in the state. This is a problem we not only have the ability to fix, but the responsibility to do so. I owe so much to YIG for giving me what I have today, and the best way I can repay this debt is by giving back to the program through providing a stronger experience for future generations. As your 2020 Youth Governor, this will be my top priority, and supporting the state program will be the goal in everything that I do. This desire to share the program I love is what originally inspired me to run for Governor when I was just a freshman, and it’s something only students have the power to fix. This has the potential to impact future generations and the state program permanently for years to come, bringing a brighter future to kids who couldn’t otherwise participate. 

Sarah's Debate Responses

What is one project to which you will dedicate your time and attention as Youth Governor? How will this project benefit Wisconsin YMCA Youth in Government?

Our main goal as an executive team would be to increase communication throughout program areas, delegations, and amongst delegates. We plan to do this through a number of initiatives. 

 

Our first plan is to start monthly video updates where the Executive Branch (Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State), along with the Chief Justice and Editor and Chief, will send out a brief video to all delegations, explaining any new changes and updates. This will be another line of communication, helping the entire Wisconsin Youth in Government stay connected. 

 

Secondly, we are going to work with the state office and individual delegations to create more regional conferences. The Northeast Conference was a huge success this year, helping old and new delegates connect and build new relationships. Grace and I both took part in this conference and had a great time. We are committed to helping all delegates gain this experience. 

 

Finally, we will work with the Media Branch to create a Model Gov newscast. Media already does a great job putting together our final video, adding in highlights from the whole Model Gov weekend, this would just be an extension of that. Grace and I have talked with the Editor in Chief about starting this broadcast and have gotten her full support. This newscast will showcase delegates' accomplishments across all program areas and provide a peek into every assembly room. 

 

Communication is vital in building a unified Wisconsin YIG. 

What specific plans do you have to increase participation in YIG? 

It is critically important to build interest in YIG to sustain its growth. Grace and I want to continue to develop new delegations and encourage Y's across the state to adopt this program. Our past Governor, along with our State Director, already put a lot of work into building up and starting the Green Bay Delegation. Grace and I aim to continue this process and hopefully see the start of a new delegation. There are also a couple of places throughout the state where people are eager to start new delegations and build a Youth in Government program. Grace and I want to do all that we can to help grow these new delegations. Additionally, with our emphasis on finishing the educational videos, these new delegations will have resources to give to their new delegates to teach them all about YIG. 

Grace and I also want to empower delegates to go into their communities and present to their schools about their experiences with YIG to help gain more delegates throughout the state. We will send out materials for all delegations that need it to help them advertise their program, including flyers and presentations. Grace and I are also committed to going out into our own communities and to places across the state to share our own stories and experiences with YIG in hopes of gaining more delegates.

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?

Youth in Government is truly about the people that make it up. And I feel that in order to support the state delegation as a whole, we must support each individual person. That is why Grace and I want to grow and expand the Peer Mentor Program, to help all first-years become adjusted to Youth in Government. We want to start communication off earlier and provide more accessible ways to communicate between mentors and mentees. With added regional conferences, it will help mentors connect face-to-face sooner with their mentees. 

Another way Grace and I are going to support our delegates is by making the Governor's Cabinet more inclusive. We are making Chief Justice and Editor in Chief permanent members and having quotas for each program area. We will also try to pull from every delegation, if possible, to hear different perspectives. This will help every delegate feel that their voice will be heard. 

By supporting every delegate, we will, in turn, be supporting our state delegation as a whole. 

Maggie's Campaign Video (Lt. Governor)

Maggie's Debate Responses

What specific plans do you have to establish/continue unity amongst different program areas and/or delegations?

All of the Wisconsin delegations are unique, and we love that, knowing it sets our program apart in an amazing way. That’s why our goal is not to make every delegation operate the same or conform to the same model, because united should not mean homogenous. Our differences and diversity are our greatest strengths, and so our approach to establishing unity among our Wisconsin delegations is to focus on interconnectedness instead of congruity.

To begin, we want to establish a more universal start date for every delegation, so that we can have a similar time frame for projects. Next, we’re going to continue to improve the regional delegation conferences, giving you all the chance to connect with others from outside your delegation and build those relationships before Pre Gov. These friendships will become especially important as we look to expand our program and unify us across geographical barriers. While the regional delegation conferences launched just this year, we believe that these conferences are crucial to making connections that lend delegates more comfort heading into the larger conferences. That’s why we will move the dates of these conferences to earlier in the fall, offering the chance to connect with others from around the state before getting on the bus to Madison. 

This can also be a change to encourage interactions between the branches, because we know it’s difficult during Pre- and Model Government conferences to really get to know anyone outside of your own program area. We also plan on heavily engaging with delegation advisors to drive communication between delegations. Every delegation has something special to bring to the table, and our administration aspires to highlight these aspects while simultaneously providing means to share them with other areas through expansion and communication.

Aside from assisting the Governor, what other duties do you think and/or hope the Lieutenant Governor should take on in our program?

We aim to expand the role of the Lieutenant Governor in three areas: national unity, outside program representation, and cabinet responsibilities. One of our major initiatives is to connect our Secretary of State with other state programs, propelling our program to visibility on a national scale and allowing us to share ideas and strategies between states. The Lieutenant Governor will assist in these duties, and will cooperate with the Secretary of State to lead our national objectives. 

Secondly, as Lieutenant Governor I will reach out to new areas of Wisconsin alongside Elise to extend participation to kids who don’t have access to a YMCA. I will actively go to these places to advocate for our program and to facilitate communication between potential delegates and YMCA advisors to create new delegations. Furthermore, I will act as the representative of our program on both ends to work with the YMCA’s and schools to grow our program so that any kid in Wisconsin has the chance to join this amazing program. 

Lastly, on a long-term scale, our goal is for the Lieutenant Governor to provide more research and insight to bills in the Governor’s Cabinet. My responsibility as Lieutenant Governor throughout Model Gov will be to monitor the bills passed in each assembly, sit in on those that pass on to a second chamber, and do thorough research on the bills that will end up in front of the Governor. When the Governor’s Cabinet assembles to debate and sign bills, the Lieutenant Governor will have the background knowledge and can promote in-depth, comprehensive debate.

Our administration strives to enhance your YIG experience while maintaining the fundamental ways our program runs. These new responsibilities will improve the quality of our program and increase the number of kids we are able to reach and develop into Wisconsin’s next leaders.

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?

I have so much love for this program and the people in it, as does my running mate- and that shows in our platform. Everything that we’ve produced, every platform idea, we’ve meticulously thought out and planned to ensure that it will happen. All of our goals will only help our program grow stronger. Instead of trying to “fix” YIG, we’re taking everything that makes this program great to a bigger level, expanding this beautiful environment we all know so well. We are here for the delegates: our positions only exist because of them. I plan on supporting this program overall by listening to what the delegates- the constituents- tell me. From the position of Lieutenant Governor, I’ll be able to bring their concerns to light, and push so that they are addressed and remedied. This program is my heart, and I’ve found my family here. I’ve met such incredible delegates from every program area, and throughout my four years, I’ve realized how immensely important every single delegate is to what we’re doing as a state. Our program produces future leaders, giving the confidence and skill they need to make their voices heard. So, my personal goal is simply to listen to those voices. Each delegate has valuable ideas and limitless potential, so it is my job, working in tandem with our state director and Elise, to be the tool for change that is wielded by every delegate.

Grace's Campaign Video (Lt. Governor)

Grace's Debate Responses

What specific plans do you have to establish/continue unity amongst different program areas and/or delegations?

To begin with, Sarah and I believe in the importance of empowerment. Through empowering and encouraging delegates, our sense of unity will grow. We want to introduce delegate shoutouts throughout the Model Gov weekend that will highlight an individual’s accomplishments and their hard work. This way, we can inspire delegates to go above and beyond and fully immerse themselves within Youth in Government. Sarah and I will further highlight delegations and their delegates’ achievements through our new monthly video updates. These videos will feature the executive team sharing what they have worked on and will be sent to every delegation to form a new line of communication.

 

We aim to form a positive and connected community. Hence our emphasis on promoting communication. We plan on working with all of the delegations to plan more regional conferences. This will help delegates, from different parts of the state, get to know each other better and form a tighter community. 

 

We also want to have diversity on the Governor’s Cabinet to ensure branch and program area representation. That way, each branch can feel heard and recognized by the executive team and all program areas can feel unified. 

 

Youth in Government has become our family. Sarah and I would not be the people we are today without it, this is why we feel so strongly about connecting us all together. We hope our plans for representation, communication, and empowerment will help make our Wisconsin delegation feel not just unified, but a community.

Aside from assisting the Governor, what other duties do you think and/or hope the Lieutenant Governor should take on in our program?

As Lt. Governor, I would be a liaison to the Governor by being approachable to the delegates. Furthermore, I believe that I would have the duty to be present in every branch by equally empowering and encouraging the delegates for their hard work and leadership.

 

Sarah and I are very passionate about expanding the Youth in Government program. Therefore, one duty that I would have is to connect with YMCAs and new delegations to try to build up our state delegation. I want to help create the Green Bay Delegation along with expanding YIG into the Milwaukee area. I will work with our state alliance to connect with YMCA supervisors across Wisconsin to introduce the opportunity of Youth in Government to their area. Sarah and I both believe that the Lt. Governor would be a great lead on expanding our Wisconsin Delegation. 

 

But I truly feel the main duty for Lt. Governor is to be an ambassador that promotes Youth in Government’s agenda. This involves getting the youth passionate about world issues and helping the youth become more engaged in government. I would do this specifically by reaching out to my community and communities across the state and advertise the benefits and message of Youth in Government. 

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?

I plan to support the state program by helping delegates find their voice to speak out about their beliefs. I want to share the program’s inclusiveness of all backgrounds and encourage delegates to continue to be compassionate and understanding of every single bill, article, and case. 

 

Furthermore, I want to promote YIG’s system of helping its delegates work together to build a strong foundation for Wisconsin’s future. The program stresses the importance of creating a community amongst its students and, by doing so, prepares us for the real world that’s full of challenges that we must face as a team. When we work together, we become better as a whole. 

 

I support the program’s ability to help produce the future leaders of this world and I plan on being a part of that process.

 

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Ray Aplin (Fox Cities)

Instagram: @rayaplinsos

Kaelle Hoeppner (Manitowoc)

Jocelyn Song (Eau Claire)

Danielle Zheng (Fox Cities)

Ray's Campaign Video

Ray's Debate Responses

In the past, the YIG Secretary of State has spent a majority of their time working on service project opportunities (YIG Cares). What plans do you have for this program, and why is it relevant to our program?

My service project will involve delegates to make care packages (goodie bags) for children in hospitals. A children's hospital’s goal is to provide a sense of hope and a warm environment for children and guardians in need. Supplies and donations can make a big difference in a child or guardian who spends the majority of their time at the hospitals and items are in high demand. An example of what a bag may look like inside includes*:

  • Art supplies (Crayons, markers, colored pencils)

  • Small container of Play-Doh

  • Small stuffed animals

  • A small thing of bubbles

  • A handwritten, appropriate, card/letter. (Giving the child/guardians an encouraging message or just something to make their day better)

*items are approved and are on the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Amazon wishlist and stated on their website 

With delegates partnering up, we would be able to make more than 120 bags and donations to give to children and guardians at their time of need. This is relevant to our program because it involves everyone and prompts the need of unity in the Youth In Government program. It is also relevant to our program because we are helping fellow children in need. 

 

Recent additions to the duties of Secretary of State include mentorship programs (such as the Peer Mentorship Program, and the Apprentice Program for 6th graders). What goals/plans, if any, do you have with regard to these programs?

Currently, the Peer Mentorship Program needs a little tuning in communication between delegates and their mentors. After talking to many different delegates across the state, it was agreed that there should be more done with the new delegates with their mentors and that the communication, though very limited in some very specific situations, needs to be increased so that both delegates have a stable sense of what is occurring. The plan is to always improve upon the ideas prompted by fellow delegates to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to have a voice and an opinion. I will also continue to lead these programs by guiding the sixth graders and help supply information to mentors and delegates that are within the program. I have no intent to eliminate both these programs, and strongly urge that they continue to flourish and allow new/young delegates to be able to understand the program and allow them to develop new leadership skills. 

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?  

I plan to support the state program as a whole by allowing delegates to be more involved with the executive branch and ensuring newer delegates are aware and knowledgeable about the program. While Youth In Government at its core is a YMCA program, I will ensure that schools are not discouraged from hosting their delegation and work out the fine line issues of liability, fine tuning problems, and other logistical issues that would be worked out. Though this idea is still a work in progress and a “political arena where we’ll have to tread lightly” (Jen Zwicky), working out the fine details and encouraging schools to host YIG will allow more voices and opinions to be heard. As many delegates know, I am known for being a goofball and not taking things as serious as I should. However, with supporting the state, I plan on taking it seriously and not taking anything lightly. There are times and places where being a goofball is acceptable. I am aware of when these times are and understand that not everything should be taken as a joke. All delegations are equal. No matter the size, the place of which they are from, or even the days they meet on. I will support each and every one of the delegations to my fullest capability and will strive to make the delegations the best they can be. Youth In Government is about the people and the ideas that are brought. No matter if you’re in Media, Supreme Court, or the Legislative branch, I promise to support your articles, or briefs, or bills to the fullest extent. I promise that I will support each and every delegate. I promise to YOU, the delegate reading this, that I will be there to support you and our great state program. In conclusion, I plan to support the state by being an open minded, well communicated leader who is nothing but excited to see the future that is planned out in the program.

Kaelle's Campaign Video

Kaelle's Debate Responses

In the past, the YIG Secretary of State has spent a majority of their time working on service project opportunities (YIG Cares). What plans do you have for this program, and why is it relevant to our program?

The Service project I was planning on doing for YIG Cares was making Flower pens and attaching sweet notes to them for patients battling Cancer, but with our current global situation I think we should be giving this gift to the doctors and nurses that are working tirelessly to get our state, nation, and world through this crisis. I think this is important to show that even though we are seen as kids, we still understand the gravity of the situation and how much people are really sacrificing everyday. Showing empathy and gratitude to healthcare workers helps for YIG to show that the kids involved in this program are not only dedicated to the program and our area of expertise, but show compassion for those who are often overlooked until a global pandemic breaks out. By doing this we are telling our healthcare workers that they are valued all the time, not just during a crisis. 

 

Recent additions to the duties of Secretary of State include mentorship programs (such as the Peer Mentorship Program, and the Apprentice Program for 6th graders). What goals/plans, if any, do you have with regard to these programs?

I definitely plan on continuing the peer mentorship program and apprentice program for sixth graders. I think that these programs are not only extremely beneficial for the YIG program as a whole, but for our Sixth graders as well. When I was in sixth grade, if I would have had an opportunity like this I would have jumped on it as fast as I could. I think this program is something that helps our sixth graders feel more welcome and comfortable in YIG and inspires kids to come back for more years to come. I remember meeting some sixth graders at the North Eastern YIG Conference and Pre-gov this year and I wish for nothing more than to see their incredibly intelligent faces coming back to this program year after year. I want to have as many people involved in this program as possible because I more than anything want YIG to feel like a family to everyone, even our youngest members and I think this is a fantastic way to achieve that.

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?  

To me supporting this program doesn’t just mean doing the task assigned to me and calling it a day. To truly support this program is to immerse yourself into every aspect you can. I am running for this position because I want to be involved in YIG as much as I possibly can. Supporting this program is not even just loving the program, it's loving everyone involved. However supporting this program as secretary of state is something I have dreamed of doing since my first Gubernatorial debate. I want to help to be the face of Wisconsin YIG, whether that be encouraging new people to join, or talking to classes at my highschool, or even sitting at a desk for hours making promotional flyers. I want to make YIG somewhere where everyone feels welcome and where anyone can walk into a debate and feel like they are on top of the world. To support YIG is to be able to help everyone feel like I do when they join this program. To help in any way I can with any aspect of YIG is something I have been doing for my past two years in the program and now it's something I want to do on a larger scale. No matter who you are, or where you come from, I think we all have the potential to be bigger than ourselves and this program is something that allows for that to happen, and I want to help keep that happening for the years to come. Youth in Government is not only shaping the most intelligent young adults I’ve ever met, but it is shaping the future, and I plan to be a part of that journey and help this program in any way I can.

Jocelyn's Campaign Video

Jocelyn's Debate Responses

In the past, the YIG Secretary of State has spent a majority of their time working on service project opportunities (YIG Cares). What plans do you have for this program, and why is it relevant to our program?

I plan to create a service project that will have more interaction with the delegates.  By this, I mean that the project won’t be something super impersonal.  I want people to do the project and think, “I’m actually a meaningful part of this.” I do have a couple of ideas on what I want it to be, but I’m very open to suggestions.  I’d love to see what other delegates would like to do.

 

Recent additions to the duties of Secretary of State include mentorship programs (such as the Peer Mentorship Program, and the Apprentice Program for 6th graders). What goals/plans, if any, do you have with regard to these programs?

For one, I think the programs are a great addition to YIG.  It’s really nice seeing younger people become involved in programs like this.  I do want to have the kids have a bit more presence in the program.  I haven’t really interacted with them much, even with my own mentees.  I want to work with the kids more, and have them experience what we do.  I know that in the Supreme Court, we could definitely show them what deliberation is. 

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?  

I definitely want to increase communication between delegations.  I would personally reach out to every delegation to hear how they’re doing, what kind of activities they’re doing, etc.  I don’t know if it’d be plausible to visit every delegation, but I’d try to at least visit the ones closer to me, and maybe call the others.

Danielle's Campaign Video

Danielle's Debate Responses

In the past, the YIG Secretary of State has spent a majority of their time working on service project opportunities (YIG Cares). What plans do you have for this program, and why is it relevant to our program?

My main goal for service outreach is to create a project that specifically caters to youth assisting and uplifting other youth, as it is important to realize the privileges and opportunities that Youth in Government programs across the state have provided for so many young individuals. Being someone who has been a part of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program their entire life, I know the struggles of finding assistance, especially for the most basic necessities, in a time of need.

 

Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Their goal is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets. These children lack the basic necessities thus, Project Linus provides the opportunity for them to gain access to one of their most basic needs. My project involves that, at Pre-Gov, delegates have the role of tying up pre-cut tie blankets. The gratitude for our community is in the form of the distribution of these blankets. I hope to use my platform to provide equal opportunities for disadvantaged youth and this service project is only a building block to achieving that goal.

 

Recent additions to the duties of Secretary of State include mentorship programs (such as the Peer Mentorship Program, and the Apprentice Program for 6th graders). What goals/plans, if any, do you have with regard to these programs?

This year, I had the honor of being a mentor in the mentorship programs (special shoutout to my 6th grade mentee Maile lei!). Although I was not able to experience the full scope of what the mentorship programs could have been, due to the unexpected circumstances we all are currently in, I definitely think that the programs are a successful start.

 

My plans for next year is three-fold:

1. Start and introduce the program at the beginning of the Youth in Government season.

Not only does this foster a stronger relationship between the mentee and the mentor, it can help new delegates feel more comfortable knowing that they have an additional resource and a friendly face to talk and ask questions to. This may also increase member retention.

2. At Pre-Government, have team games to strengthen delegate relationships.

In place of icebreakers, what is more effective (and more fun) is team games! Team games are great for brain breaks and are proven to strengthen delegate morale and productivity! It facilitates collaborative and motivated work culture and helps in agile problem solving and decision making. These types of games are great for breaking the ice between new and old delegates!

 

3. Establishment of bi-weekly email communication.

Communication is key to maintaining relationships in these programs, thus it is crucial there is some sort of communication every other week. It does not have to be long or important but just having a conversation with your mentee/mentor is crucial for a successful mentorship program.

How do you plan to support the state program as a whole?  

My platform consists of what I call “Danielle’s Three Theses” which acts as an outline as well as a proposal for next year. My emphasis with the theses is to transform the role of YIG Secretary of State to align with what the United States Secretary of State’s role in government is, handling foreign and domestic relations. 

1. Global Awareness: Creation of a global education curriculum to educate delegates about current world news. Not only is it necessary to be informed about news on the state level, but delegates must also be cognizant of what is happening around the world, making delegates well-rounded, informed global leaders of society. 

2. Application: Although it is very important to maintain international relationships, the Secretary of State must also maintain state-wide connections. I hope to create the inception of an internship and job shadow initiative that connects delegates with real-life professionals in their respective branches.

3. Inclusion: The role of SOS is not only about establishing foreign relationships but domestic ones as well. CONA should not be the only opportunity that delegates have to meet other delegates from different states. My proposed pen-pal campaign with a neighboring state's delegation strives to create an inclusive opportunity for all delegates to meet others from different states.

CHIEF JUSTICE

 

Amanda Padgett (Fox Cities)

Amanda ran unopposed in this election, so she has, by default, won the position. Congratulations, Amanda!

Please take a moment to view her platform position video below:

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

 

Julia Hartlep (Fox Cities)

Julia ran unopposed in this election, so she has, by default, won the position. Congratulations, Julia!

Please take a moment to read her platform position below:

As Editor-in-Chief, I plan to, before anything else, continue our recent efforts of implementing more technology and media platforms into our branch. Besides simply growing our social media, blog, and broadcast sections, we were actually planning on starting a podcast at this state conference as well! I’d definitely like to continue endeavors like this in the future. We will also continue to work on connectivity between delegations in the state to ensure that, by our state conference, we’re as prepared as possible. Something that will aid the Media branch as a whole would be an increase in the level of knowledge and experience our delegates have- we can work on this even before March or January through this connectivity. This coming season, we can become skilled in writing, taking pictures, and even shooting/editing video. After all of the preparation from this year, our Media branch is stronger than ever, and we will only improve as time goes on. I encourage all of you to continue in your individual pursuits, both to preserve your skills and to stay sane during this period of self-isolation. I have high hopes for the future, and hope that you do too!

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