Recent Graduate Testifies before Ohio Senate on Voter-Suppression Measure Affecting College Students
In an earlier post, “Please Sign Petitions Supporting the Voting Rights of College Students in Ohio and North Carolina” [http://academeblog.org/2013/05/11/please-sign-petitions-supporting-the-voting-rights-of-college-students-in-ohio-and-north-carolina/], I asked readers to sign a petition protesting against an attempt to discourage more than 32,000 out-of-state students attending Ohio universities from casting their ballots in Ohio.
What follows is the testimony of Stuart McIntyre, representing the Ohio Student Association to the Finance Committee of the Ohio Senate on this provision in the state’s budget bill.
Honorable Chairman Gardner and members of the committee,
My name is Stuart McIntyre. I am a Columbus native, an Ohio State graduate, and an organizer with the Ohio Student Association. The Ohio Student Association works with a diverse group of students at a dozen campuses across the state of Ohio to build power for young people so that we can be our own advocates for our social, economic and political well-being. We…
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