UA Should Be For Students,
For many MIT students, the UA ceases to mean much. For the past 3 years, elections were uncontested and last year, only 15% of the undergraduate population voted in the UA presidential elections. That number is startling-- especially with the potential the UA has to make institutional change with administration.
But we know that number isn't reflective of the amount of MIT students that care about change. From meal plan and dorm decisions to much-needed community spaces, you have been advocating together for years. From our everyday interactions, we've not only seen you fight, but we've been on the ground with you, leading the charge.
We know that the lack of voter participation isn't a reflection of how much you care, it's a reflection of a system that needs to change. A reflection of a system that needs to be reinvigorated, a system where we can finally feel like we are heard through, a system that we can all begin to believe in again. A system for us, by us.
To transform the UA in such a way is our mission. We are stronger together.
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