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Election Director Tim Pope re-
sponded, "I am like a prosecuting at-
torney; I'm not a cop. She has to
give me something to prosecute. If a
racist incident occurs in regard to the
election and campaign then it is my
job to do something about it."
Burks said she thinks some peo-
ple do not want her to run based on
her race, "Some people are threatened
by the idea of a Black woman in
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signature) by bringing race into it,
I'm just being very honest about it."
Election Court Justice Pam Hud-
son said, "I don't think she felt the
election director was being racist. I
think she felt the board should be
concerned about larger issues."
Pope, who introduced the
charges, said race had nothing to do
with his reasoning for raising the is-
sue. "I highly resent the implication
that I don't care about racism be-
cause I took her to court," he said.
Troy agreed with Pope, "He is re-
quired to point out these discretions
Burks said Pope originally did
not intend to report the incident. "He
said, 'If you won't tell anybody
about it, I won't tell anybody about
Pope said he changed his mind
after he talked to her. "For me not to
report to the court what I consider
forgery would be dishonest," Pope
said. "I decided I didn't have the au-
thority to decide what is right or
wrong by myself, and because I rep-
resent the interests of 64
(candidates), I decided to report it."
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"I want to get MSA back to-
ward working on student con-
cerns," he added.
Other planned reforms involve
changing how MSA distributes
funds. "I'd like to work on a plan
with individual student govern-
ments whereby MSA mandates
that a majority of money that is
paid to MSA is returned to that
school," Green said. "A lot of the
schools that are not LSA do not
get the full benefits of MSA."
Green said most of the money
paid to MSA by schools within the
University are currently used to
fund the committees and commis-
sions within the assembly.
"A lot of them (committees and
commissions) pursue their own po-
litical agendas," he said.
Davies said one of her main
concerns was erasing the line that
has been drawn between CC
members and the liberal members
of MSA. "I think the line will al-
ways be drawn to a certain extent,
but when you see people laughing
about what other people say or
how they feel, that is complete
Davies said meetings could be
mediated in a manner conducive
to each party respecting the state-
ments of representatives of the
Because many assembly mem-
bers feel a there is a communica-
tion problem between the student
government and the administra-
tion, Green believes this topic is
crucial to the election.
Green disapproves of the "new
regents" who dressed like the ad-
ministrators, interrupted the Uni-
versity Board of Regents meeting,
and took over the public comments
session at February's meeting.
Green said contacting alumni
about student concerns or starting
a petition would be a more effec-
tive method of communication.
"They (the regents) are not afraid
of some revolution that's going to
happen," he said. "We've been do-
ing that (staging protests) since
the sixties. They get deaf to it."
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Action party. Despite this, Com-
mon Snse's leaders insist their
party is not affiliated with Action.
"(Common Sense) is not Action
under a different name," Burks
On the issue of student group
recognition, Common Sense sup-
ports automatic recognition, which
liberal members of MSA have re-
cently opposed because it would
allow for recognition of groups
many consider discriminatory or
offensive. Conservative Coalition
placed a strong emphasis on auto-
matic recognition in the fall elec-
Burks and Ochoa said Common
Sense is a diverse party which in-
cludes many women and people of
color all having their own views.
The party's platform includes
Students Rights. Common
Sense advocates a combination of
negotiating with University admin-
istrators and mobilized activism.
The party wants to continue to
work for increased recycling and
banning the use, of Styrofoam.
They are also opposed to nuclear
waste dumps anywhere on the
People of Color Issues.
Helping people of color shape their
own reality is a major part of
Common Sense, Burks said.
Common Sense does not believe
the University is serious in their ef-
forts at retaining and integrating
people of color in the University
North Campus Agenda.
"More resources should be avail-
able on North campus," Burks
said. Common Sense believes
North campus students
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It didn't affect negotiations at all,"
Dolan-Greene refused to comment
on GEO's settlement package.
GEO bargainers presented a two-
year settlement package to the Uni-
versity calling for a 12 percent raise
in 1991-92 and a 9 percent raise in
However, the University has
stood firm on their three-year eco-
nomic package which called for a 3.5
percent raises in the next two years
and an additional 5 percent raise in
The TA union says a two-year
contract would allow them to rene-
gotiate more often and better ac-
commodate a high turnover rate of
The rally culminated in speeches
given by GEO supporters on the
LSA building steps before the nego-
"This University is here to teach
people and we are at the center of the
University's mission," Zundel said
to the crowd. "We do not deserve the
kind of treatment we are getting."
"Are you gonna stand up for your
rights?" he asked.
GEO supporters vowed to take
their fight for a new contract beyond
the negotiation table.
"We're no longer playing by their
rules anymore. We are taking the
fight out of courts and into the
streets," said GEO organizer Howard
Undergraduates also voiced sup-
port for GEO.
"When TAs are subjugated to the
point where they are teaching classes
with 30 students, the undergraduates
are getting a bad deal along with the
graduate students," LSA junior Todd
A GEO strike committee said
they would hold an informational
picket this Friday. The next round of
negotiations is set for Wednesday.
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