The Peoples Platform party endorsed a Council of Presidents slate and 15 senate candidates March 6, 1995, at a meeting which focused primarily on ethnic issues despite the party's new mission statement to expand its focus. Out of 16 undergraduates who applied for recommendation — 10 of them freshmen — 14 received endorsement. One graduate senator, senior Alane Murdock, sought and received the endorsement. "That's the way it usually is," said current COP member Vanessa Alvarado. "It's a good idea to have a lot of freshmen, because it's good consistency." Freshmen Christy Ramon, Thomas Leung, Armen Panossian, Wade Pyun, Bill Shell, Brie Franco, Angela Parker, Lamar Baker and Jonathan Bobb; sophomore Kimberly Bayer; and juniors Esther Chun, Duane Beasley and twin brothers Joaquin Castro and Julian Castro all received endorsement.
- [The Stanford Daily, Volume 207, Issue 21, 7 March 1995]
- [ The Stanford Daily, Volume 207, Issue 33, 12 April 1995]