I know that this week can be a blur of being asked, “Hey, have you voted yet?”, but as students this is our way to make an impact on this campus. As a graduating senior, I cannot imagine a better way for us to leave our legacy at CU. CUSG is one of the most powerful student governments in the nation, and they really can make a difference on this campus. So instead of walking by a table and shrugging a candidate off, stop to tell them what they can do to make your experience at CU better. Or read up on the platforms and see which candidates are working toward things that you think need to change.
That said, I cannot imagine a more qualified and well-rounded group of people than the Inspire ticket. I started Inspire over a year and a half ago, because I was upset with how political CUSG had become. I felt like it was more about the group of people in the board room, and less about the students that they were there to represent. Decisions were being made behind closed doors, and I was sick of it. Inspire has made a promise to be transparent about decisions they are making. They have promised to represent student goal, and use better outreach and polling techniques. But you can find all of this out on their platform — the reason that I wanted to write to you was to address the values that Inspire represents.
Inspire was based on the values of integrity and representation. Integrity, because the person you elect should have a strong moral compass and be the same individual in many different situations. Representation, because the students should always come first, regardless of an individual’s beliefs or desires. Whether or not you have found a brotherhood/sisterhood in the Greek system, a sports team to call your own, a club or organization or simply a really great group of friends, Inspire has your best interests in mind, because they are here to represent you and what you want. We are all proud Buffs, and we should have more pride in our student government. So, let’s get out the vote!
Alexis Scobie, Boulder, Colo.