It’s one of those weeks again when aspiring politicians at Michigan try to get themselves elected into the Michigan Student Assembly. And that means solicitation.
Yes. To put it bluntly, spam and tons of them.
While I was a student there, I’d put a “no solicitation” sign at my door. Worked pretty well. Unfortunately, there’s nothing as effective as that in the virtual world. As of right now, I’ve already gotten seven emails, most of them are about “vote me, vote me”. Even Environmetally Justice Group, which I was part of, mailed me, asking me to vote for Michigan Progressive Party:
The Environmental Justice Group fully supports and urges everyone to vote for all candidates in the Michigan Progressive Party in the UM Student Government elections. MPP is the only party which clearly supports the Coke ban, fair trade coffee in the dorms, LEED certification for new campus buildings, and money for student group to do lobbying. Voting begins tonight at midnight. Vote MPP.
Who’s MPP? I’ve no idea. And I bet a majority at Michigan don’t give a damn about it. Whatever the outcome, chances are that the Assembly is going to be dominated by left of center candidates. In 2005, I suspect almost all representatives positioned themselves as left of center. That’s probably why the Coke ban motion was passed with ease a couple of months ago.
Anyway, I can’t vote anymore since I’ve graduated. For those who can, er, vote for MPP. Or not. But whatever you do, don’t vote for Student Conservative Party (psst, they’re Bush lovers) and Defend Affirmative Action Party (these guys are just annoying).
Heh. Let’s see if the next representatives would waste $20,000 by inviting Ludacris back to campus all over again. But if you don’t want to see that again, vote Students 4 Michigan Party out of office.
And opss… that leaves only MPP behind, doesn’t it?
Just vote for MPP. Even the Daily endorses MPP. BTW, the Daily still suck.
p/s – LOL! I can still vote! Well, I’m doing EJ a favor and voting for MPP. But my guess is that, my vote would probably be discounted later.
pp/s – as I thought so. An email from ITD:
Anyone with a uniqname and password can submit ballots. Ballots are
not counted unless they are submitted by a voter registered in the
appropriate academic program for a particular election.
If your uniqname is “***”, you are not currently registered,
according to our data, and any ballots you submit will not be counted.
Let us know if you believe your registration status is not accurate.