Office of Government Relations tackles topics that matter to students

by Kelsey Hamlin

Many students know about the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), but behind the scenes of the student government are many different working parts. One of them is the Office of Government Relations (OGR).

“I think it’s a fantastic place and a fantastic way to get involved,” OGR director Alex Wirth said. “I can see the impact of my work on students from the changes I’m making in a real sense.”

OGR lobbies on behalf of the UW’s student body in the city hall, in executive offices, and in the Washington State Legislature. Student employees and volunteers within OGR lobbied extensively last year for the tuition freeze that has now been implemented for in-state students.

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