It’s been an important Monday in the old student government.
First, we passed an amendment to encourage the bookstore to buy apparel made outside of sweatshops.
Then we approved a letter to be sent to the Minnesota legislature saying that we as university students are against the marriage amendment coming up for vote. That we as students don’t appreciate our state’s efforts to institutionalize discrimination. Here’s my favorite line: “Informed by our understanding of American political heritage, we firmly declare that the potential determination of a majority of voters this November to institutionalize discrimination-largely based on fear and appeals to convention and establishments of religion-tyrannically threatens not only minority groups, but the very spirit of what this institution of higher learning is all about.”
We all signed the letter afterwards, every last one of us scrawling our names into large John Hancocks.