To the Editor:
This letter is in response to the editorial, “Students, Wake Up and Smell the Indifference.” I volunteer registering people to vote. Usually we stand outside the south entrance to Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center.
EMU has a big sign, recently put up on a stand there, telling students various ways they can register to vote. By the way, the absolute last day you can register to vote in the November 6th election is Oct. 9 – tomorrow. At present, the only place to do this on Washtenaw’s campus is at the Student Activities Office. They have only gotten 150 people to register so far!
Here at Washtenaw Community College, if you ask for permission to register people to vote outside of our Student Center, the Student Activities Office will tell you it’s against a rule passed by our Board of Trustees in 2010.
When I first started taking courses part time at Washtenaw Community College in 1985, there were many political meetings held in the lunch area of the Student Center. This especially happened on Saturdays.
Voters in Washtenaw County elect Washtenaw Community College’s Board of Trustees. Make sure you vote for candidates who will allow politics to come back to our college.
Stay involved in politics!