Resolution Supporting Voter Registration Campaign at SFSU

Resolution Number: RF00-171
September, 2000

Resolution Supporting Voter Registration Campaign at SFSU

RF00-171

At its meeting of September 12, 2000, the Academic Senate unanimously approved the following resolution supporting voter registration campaign at SFSU:

Whereas

Among the many forms of government with which human beings have experimented,

democracy remains the best of the alternatives, and

Whereas

The heart and strength of an open society result from the widespread

participation in civic matters of those eligible to participate, and

Whereas

The most fundamental form of that participation is voting in national,

state, and local elections, and

Whereas

The California Faculty Association will be conducting its 4th

non-partisan voter registration campaign at SFSU from September 25-October

9, and

Whereas

President Robert A. Corrigan has consistently encouraged faculty to participate

in this non-partisan civic activity, and

Whereas

The federal reauthorization of The Higher Education Act of 1998 requires

all post-secondary institutions to make good-faith efforts to participate

in voter-registration, and

Whereas

Many thousands of SFSU students, faculty, and staff have registered or

re-registered during such campaigns in prior years, therefore be it

Resolved

That the SFSU Academic Senate strongly endorse the non-partisan voter

registration campaign of fall 2000, and be it further

Resolved

That the SFSU Academic Senate publicize the dates, times, and places

of the voter registration campaign, and urge all faculty to do the same

in their classes, and be it further

Resolved

That the SFSU Academic Senate invite all faculty to participate in tabling

during the voter registration campaign.