Resolution in Support of Voter Registration Campaign Fall 2006

Resolution Number: RF06-253
September, 2006

Academic Senate Resolution

#RF06-253

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN FALL 2006

WHEREAS SF State has committed itself to lively and widespread efforts to encourage voter registration and voter education; and

WHEREAS As part of this venture, the California Faculty Association, the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement, the Educational Opportunity Program, the Government and Community Relations Office, Associated Students Inc., and the California State Employee Association will be conducting a non-partisan voter registration campaign at SF State through October 23, 2006 (Monday through Thursdays); and

WHEREAS President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost John Gemello have steadfastly encouraged faculty to participate in this non-partisan civic activity; and

WHEREAS By engaging in voter registration activities, faculty can model their commitment to the society beyond the University that we also encourage in community service learning courses, and

WHEREAS Many thousands of SF State students, faculty, and staff have registered or re-registered during such campaigns in prior years, therefore be it

RESOLVED That the SF State Academic Senate strongly endorse the non-partisan voter registration campaign of fall 2006, and be it further

RESOLVED That the SF State 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 SF State Academic Senate invite all faculty members to participate in whatever way is most appropriate for them, whether by staffing a voter-registration table or by taking time to publicize to their students the importance of making informed choices in the electoral process.

***Unanimously Approved by the Academic Senate at its meeting on October 10, 2006***