This country was built on the principle of “no taxation without representation.” And yet, contributing members of our society have continually been denied proper representation.
Those who voted at Sumers Recreation Center on Tuesday would say the “Party at the Polls” was anything but. While a cappella groups performed and pizza was provided for voters, lines were long as students sat and worked on staircases, some for upwards of three hours.
You’ve probably read posters, heard friends and seen Facebook posts begging you to please vote tomorrow. Here it is again: Please, please, vote tomorrow.
As undergraduates at Washington University, we are plugged in to national politics in a variety of ways, including student publications, courses and various on-campus events. With the upcoming midterm election quickly approaching, it is important that we transfer this same level of enthusiasm to state and local politics.
The “Vote, dammit.” campaign was forced to withhold a number of voting guides created by the Sam Fox School of Art & Design’s Communication Design: Voice class due to tax code regulations and suspicions of partisan bias.
Reversing its decision from two weeks ago, Student Union Senate narrowly voted in favor of cutting nearly a quarter of its seats. The change, pending majority approval by SU Treasury and two-thirds of the student body, would cut six seats—four from the College of Arts & Sciences, one from the engineering school and one from the business school. Senators J.R.
We have a choice. Every two years, America votes for the people it will send to the House of Representatives.
Supporters of a proposed sales-tax hike for Metro are making their final case to students and local residents to get them to turn out to vote “yes” in Tuesday’s St. Louis County election, as a smaller organized opposition continues to work to defeat the measure. Sensing that they face an uphill battle, Washington University students and administrators have joined forces with local transit advocates.
To the Washington University Community: I write to you on the eve of a very important day for Washington University and the St. Louis region, and I write to ask for your support. On Tuesday, April 6, registered voters in St. Louis County will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition A, a half-cent sales tax increase to support the operation and expansion of the Metro system.
There have been a lot of concerns and misinformation going around about Prop A and the campaign to save Metro. The truth is that there are a lot of very good reasons to vote yes on Tuesday. For instance, the Metro trains are much more sustainable than cars or even buses.
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