Friday, July 09, 2010

MASSMAIL - Rock the Vote!

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From: Chancellor Richard Herman <>
Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 11:31 AM
Subject: MASSMAIL - Rock the Vote!
To: All Undergrad Students & All Grad Students <>

Dear Friends:
It has often been said that silence is permission. In the United States,
that silence too often takes the form of disinterest, cynicism, and apathy
among voters. Yet, democracy can only function with active participation by
its citizens.

Super Tuesday is an opportunity to participate in one of democracy's most
hallowed rights. That it why I am urging all of you in the university
community to make your voice heard loud and clear, to Rock the Vote right
here at the University of Illinois.

Reasons to vote are as varied as the many critical issues we face as a
nation, a state, and as a land grant university. President Lyndon Johnson
said, "The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for
breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison
men because they are different from other men." Want your voice heard on
global warming, poverty, campaign financing, heath care, or Darfur? Give
voice to those issues by voting for the candidate that comes closest to
your point of view.

Most importantly, with your single vote you reject the all too easy path of
apathy and cynicism. You are saying that you believe in the power of people
to effect change and that you will not be silent.

Here at Illinois we are one campus with many voices. Tomorrow, let yours be

Richard Herman

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Hannah Ihms
Graduate Student, Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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