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Letter to the editor

Challenging students and neighbors to vote

April 28, 2011

I am Lauren Evans, a marketing communications major, an African-American, queer, female, concerned, University of Wisconsin- River Falls student. In these historic times it has been disappointing to witness the amount to student apathy on campus.  As a worker for Fair Wisconsin it is my job to make sure that students are aware and active in the voting process.

Whether your democrat, republican or just a concerned citizen, I and other Fair Wisconsin staff are here for you! When it comes to making decisions that concern our interests and well being, it is important to exercise our right to voice our opinions. If there are people on campus willing to donate their time to succeed this very cause then I recommend that we take the opportunity. When we talk we challenge ourselves and our neighbors. We produce a system of intellectual activity that in return has a positive effect on our community. Make it noted that our conclusion should be influenced on the social and environmental factors in our society. This summer marks this very opportunity for students to get involved in the Recall Election.

Though the date isn’t set, and the candidates unknown, students still have great access to information that will help them in the process.  To be able to vote this summer students must be registered in Wisconsin. When they are registered in Wisconsin they can retrieve an absentee ballot that will be sent to them at the location they will be staying at this summer. When you fill out an absentee ballot you won’t even have to leave your room to vote. Aren’t registered in Wisconsin? We can register you and make sure that you are prepared for the Summer Recall Election. Or fill out an absentee at www.fairwisconsin.com/recall.

For questions about this article please email me at: Lauren.Evans09@gmail.com

Lauren Evans
student