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Campus: University of Georgia

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Voting, Not Politics

Posted on November 5

by Laura Toulme

Posted in Sierra Student Coalition-UGA ChapterSierra Student Coalition-UGA

Last weekend I went to vote in my first presidential election with my best friend.  We waited patiently, cast our ballots, and left wearing our “I’m a Georgia Voter” stickers. As we walked out, she joked that we might as well not have voted since we cast opposing votes. Even though we have contrasting political beliefs, I would never convince my friend not to vote. Exercising your democratic rights transcends the importance of party politics.

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UGA Beyond Coal Stands Up to President Michael Adams

Posted on October 22

by Laura Toulme

Posted in Sierra Student Coalition-UGA ChapterSierra Student Coalition-UGA

For the last three years, UGA’s President Michael Adams has ignored student’s requests to retire the on-campus coal boiler and establish a group to ensure a sustainable replacement despite 5,000 petitions, 150 faculty endorsements, and 200 community endorsements.

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Dollars Don’t Elect Politicians, Votes Do

Posted on September 28

by Laura Toulme

Posted in Sierra Student Coalition-UGA ChapterSierra Student Coalition-UGA

Eighteen is a big age—cigarettes, lotto tickets, driving after twelve. Many freedoms are granted at this pivotal age. The most important of these is undoubtedly the right to vote. When I turned 18 I wore my “I’m a Georgia Voter” sticker proudly after leaving the polling booth. The little old ladies working the location even applauded as I left. One said to me, “I just wish all young people would get out and vote.” I thought to myself, “Why would you not vote?”

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