A message from A.S. President Jaypinderpal Virdee and CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg

A crucial election is only weeks away. It may be a cliché to some, but the truth is that our democracy depends on an engaged citizenry: One vote, your vote, can make a difference.

For those of you who are registered voters, we hope you will exercise your right and vote in the Nov. 6 election.  For new voters, go to the site set up by the AS to follow an easy process to register — http://www.aschico.com/gac/registertovote.
The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 22.

The AS is also sponsoring two upcoming events—

  •  Oct. 22: California Secretary of State Debra Bowen will speak at 10 a.m. in Trinity Commons about the importance of voting.
  • Nov. 5: Students from the Chico State Republicans and Student Democratic Club will debate issues in a voter forum on the eve of the election at 7 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

Please do not let apathy or unfamiliarity with the issues be your reason for not voting.  The candidates and the ballot measures before us merit your consideration and attention.  Without your vote, though, the views and values of college students may be ignored.  Please don’t run that risk.

Chico State is highly regarded for community service and student leadership. Very few universities have an Associated Students like ours, or boast organizations like CAVE and CLIC.  We want high voter turn-out and voter registration to be points of pride for this November’s election.  Thank you.