Welcome!

Welcome to page of the UA Public Affairs Committee! We were established in 2015 and though we're new, we have big plans to contribute to MIT student life.

Mission Statement:

"The purpose of the Public Affairs Committee is to educate MIT undergraduates about their potential impact in the public sector as well as to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with governmental entities in order to connect undergraduates with opportunities to make positive and meaningful impacts on society. "

Projects:

We're currently working on:

  1. Getting the general student body more involved with local, Cambridge City, politics. We believe that every student should have the right to exercise their opinion in local politics and it is our personal mission to help students have their voice heard on a city - wide, and even national, scale. 
  2. Continuously improving and expanding, The Terrabyte, a newsletter containing short news coverages from around the world. The Public Affairs Committee hopes to improve the general busy MIT student's knowledge about world affairs by making it simple for students to stay current with news.  You can sign up to be debriefed on major stories that you should not go into the next week without knowing. To sign up, simply visit webmoira.mit.edu and search for theterrabyte. 
  3. Inviting local politicians to speak with the MIT Community.
  4. Maintenance of the UA Advocacy Policy.

People:

The chair of this committee is Elena Alberti '19 and Ashti Shah '20.

Get involved!

We're always happy see new faces. If you're interested in joining, let us know at ua-pac-chair@mit.edu!

You can also get involved in civic life by registering to vote online if you have a MA driver's license here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr

or by mail with this form here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf

Contact us:

If you have any questions about our committee, please e-mail us at ua-pac-chair@mit.edu.