Resolution in Support of Getting Out the Vote for the March 2nd & 3rd, 2004, Student Fee Referendum

Resolution Number: RS04-225
January, 2004


Resolution on Student Referendum on Student Fees
#RS04-225



WHEREAS Participation in decision-making is a cherished privilege
and right in any system of self-governance, and


WHEREAS The
most fundamental form of that participation -- voting in national, state, and
local elections - is mirrored in the decision-making processes of student
self-government, and


WHEREAS The
Associated Students of SFSU will be conducting a student referendum on fee
increases in four different categories (Academic Affairs; Athletics; Career
Center; Health Services) on March 2 and 3, 2004, and


WHEREAS The
Academic Senate of SFSU has consistently supported and encouraged engagement in
such civic activity as voting, of which this referendum is an example, and


WHEREAS The
choices made by those who participate will affect every student attending SFSU
by increasing fees in one or more of the four categories; therefore be it


RESOLVED That the Academic Senate of SFSU remind all faculty that
there is no prohibition against non-partisan advocacy of civic activity, and be
it further


RESOLVED That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty on this
campus to notify their students about the upcoming referendum, and be it
further


RESOLVED That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty to tell
students that arguments about the issues can be found in the Voter Information
Pamphlet (available at the Cesar Chavez Student Center), and be it further


RESOLVED That
the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty to remind students to exercise their
right to vote in the referendum scheduled for March 2 and 3, 2004.




*** Approved by General Consent of the Academic Senate
on February 24, 2004 ***