Resolution Supporting Voter Registration Campaign at San Francisco State University

Resolution Number: RF03-215
September, 2003

Resolution Supporting Voter Registration Campaign

September 8th to the 22nd, 2003, at San Francisco State University

#RF03-215

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                A fundamental

form of that participation is voting in

national, state, and local elections, and

WHEREAS                The

California Faculty Association and the Associated Students, Inc. will be

conducting its 6th non-partisan voter registration campaign at SFSU

from September 8th through 22nd, 2003, and

WHEREAS                President Robert A. Corrigan and

Provost John Gemello have

consistently encouraged faculty to participate in this

non-partisan

civic activity, 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 2003, 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 and be it further

RESOLVED               That the SFSU Academic Senate

urge teaching faculty to open

their

classrooms to voter registration activities in our joint efforts to enable all

eligible members of the SFSU community to exercise their right to vote. 

***APPROVED by the Academic Senate at its meeting on September

9th, 2003***