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Letter to the Editor: Apathy perpetuates terrible elections process


I’m sick and tired of hearing students whine about student elections when they don’t know one thing about the process.

I don’t ever want to hear again that our precious student fees are going toward buying one thing for elections. They aren’t.

All of it is funded through donations. Whether people get it from rich mommies and daddies or local businesses. I’m especially disappointed in The Chrony and its ignorance (“Clearing the air,” March 3). If you want educated candidates, if you want someone who represents your needs, then say something.

Every year it’s the same excuse about how ASUU is for rich white kids. You know what, when was the last time you spent two minutes asking a candidate what he or she is about?

If you don’t care, then stop the whining. But understand that your apathy is the reason the “rich rsum kids” get in. When you don’t make your voice heard in a productive way, the people who vote will decide on color, better food or cute slappy bracelets.

The process is gross, but if you can’t play it, you’ll lose. Then every year the same type of people get in. Come to a debate, and in five minutes you’ll see who are idiots and those who have ideas.

Most importantly, understand that ASUU has its limits. Parties can lie to you to get you to vote. They say they’ll improve parking, lower your tuition, give you scholarships and help you get jobs.

If you want this game to end, then say something. Please, I’m begging you. Vote the ones who care about the U in.

Sadaf Baghbani

Junior, Biochemistry/

Political Science

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