Resolution Supporting Voter Registration Campaign at San Francisco State University

Resolution Number: RF02-198
September, 2002



Resolution Supporting Voter Registration Campaign at SFSU

#RF02-198


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 5th non-partisan voter registration campaign at SFSU from

October 7-21, 2002, 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                       By

participating in voter registration, faculty can model the commitment to the

society beyond the University that we encourage in community service learning

courses, 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 2002, 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 members to participate in staffing

voter-registration tables during the voter registration campaign

Information:

OCTOBER 7-21, 2002

11:00am - 2:00 pm

Locations:  SFSU LIBRARY & COLLEGE of HUMANITIES


***Unanimously Approved by the Academic Senate on September 24th 2002***