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[Feb. 21st, 2005|12:47 pm]
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So I live at Lakeshore Apartments, and early this morning, all the apartment doors were adorned with the small slips of paper from Friends Urging Campus Kindness, reminding us to vote for their slate in the upcoming election.

Then, just 2 minutes ago, I observed an individual with Student Focus advertisements, walking around to the apartment doors and sticking up their own fliers, while simultaneous ripping down the Friends' advertisments.

Personally, I find this unethical no matter what slate(s) are involved. Someone obviously took a shitload of time to walk around to all the apartment complexes in Davis and put up these reminders. We all have other things we could be doing on our Monday off, but these people took the time out of their schedule to do this. For someone to come along a few hours later and effectively undo all their hard work, just doesn't seem right to me. As voters, aren't we all supposed to be as informed as possible about the candidate choices?


[User Picture]From: vannybodanny
2005-02-21 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think thats a screwed up thing to do on Student Focus' part.
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[User Picture]From: cadillac_jonze
2005-02-21 09:27 pm (UTC)
But Student Focus is NEVER unethical in their campaigning!
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[User Picture]From: luvsammy
2005-02-21 09:02 pm (UTC)
Not only is that screwed up, I'm sure there are supposed to be protections against that sort of thing.

Thanks for bringing this to the community's attention.
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[User Picture]From: suziej
2005-02-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
Anyone in Student Focus or L.E.A.D. is a douche as far as I'm concerned.

Rob Roy is the man. If I was still a student, I'd totally be voting for him.
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[User Picture]From: luvsammy
2005-02-21 09:37 pm (UTC)
"If I was still a student, I'd totally be voting for him."

my sentiments exactly.
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[User Picture]From: phatkitten
2005-02-21 09:28 pm (UTC)
during the last elections, one of the slates put flyers up all over our complex. i was going out on an errand, so i didn't touch the one on our door. when i came back, it had been replaced with the opposing slate's flyer.

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From: zoogysorchard
2005-02-21 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think a huge F.U.C.K. banner needs to be created and strung up in some major area of town.
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[User Picture]From: halcyon_jedi
2005-02-21 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yes it does.
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[User Picture]From: liberalinexile
2005-02-21 11:19 pm (UTC)
Who, me? OK, I'll send the email. But I'm nervous. Is it really against campaigning rules?
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[User Picture]From: ooorabiesooo
2005-02-22 12:23 am (UTC)
i'm so glad that you posted this. i saw student focus flier my apartment today too and i noticed that there were no Friends Urging Campus Kindness fliers after they left. I wasn't sure if I should be angry, because I couldn't be sure it was them, or that anybody took them down at all, but I was almost positive. Now i'm enraged. Somebody needs to bring this up to public attention. never has there been so little in the way of ethics on student focus' part and they should be ashamed in themselves. so they know they're going to lose, so what? they deserve to, and they should go down with dignity.
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[User Picture]From: robroy10280
2005-02-22 12:26 am (UTC)
AIM IM with smileysapana

4:21 PM
rob roy: Sapana?
rob roy: I just wanted to say I am very upset
rob roy: I spent six hours last night walking around Davis putting up flyers for my slate
rob roy: when i saw a student focus flyer I left it up
rob roy: because I thought it would be messed up to take it down
rob roy: you guys put in hardwork and I respect that
rob roy: But I saw a post in the UCDD LJ community that someone from Student focus walked around and put up there flyers while taking mine down
rob roy: other people from my slate put up flyers also
rob roy: while not disturbing focus flyers
rob roy: Sapana, I think you are nice
rob roy: but that yellow shirt has spoiled your reputation
rob roy: Student Focus is going to rue this day
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From: watermeloneater
2005-02-22 12:30 am (UTC)
I have big poster paper and paints and brushes I'll donate to your cause and help make big posters to put around too if you'd like.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-22 12:47 am (UTC)
Is there anywhere online that lists the campaign rules? Just curious what they are...
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[User Picture]From: krakauer
2005-02-22 12:59 am (UTC)
I'm guessing that if they are online, they might be found on the elections committee website, perhaps.

Now that you mention it, I'm curious.

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From: revchad
2005-02-22 12:57 am (UTC)
please describe the person you saw, specifically if it was any of the focus candidates whose pictures can be seen at http://www.daviswiki.org/index.cgi/Senate_20Candidates
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[User Picture]From: ooorabiesooo
2005-02-22 12:59 am (UTC)
I saw Ami Vora and another person who Ami says was Kai Savaree-Ruess. Ami also admitted that she had been at Wake Forest with Kai today, but denies taking down any fliers. While I didn't see Ami or Kai take any fliers down, I was only at the dumpsters for 2 minutes, and in those 2 minutes the fliers were gone.
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[User Picture]From: davisbob
2005-02-22 01:19 am (UTC)
SF uses lots of people to help flyer. I really doubt it was any of the candidates. When I campaigning for senate all the people running for senate and exec office all agreed it was really wrong to take down others materials, but some people didn't get that message even when explained to them. Sapana is a good friend of mine and would never do this kind of campaigning.

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[User Picture]From: ooorabiesooo
2005-02-22 01:41 am (UTC)
that may be true, though ami and kai were actually at my complex. ami told rob this herself.
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From: killmenowbitch
2005-02-22 01:20 am (UTC)
SO LAME! I spent 4 hours in the rain last night putting flyers on doors...we didn't remove any of their flyers. I'm amazed at the lack of respect.
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[User Picture]From: liberalinexile
2005-02-22 01:22 am (UTC)
Yeah...it would have been perfectly fine to just pin up their flyers right next to the ones that were already there. The fact that this has happened all over town and not just in a couple complexes is really making me angry. There's no way Focus is getting any of my votes.
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[User Picture]From: thetalesend
2005-02-22 03:07 am (UTC)

Call and email the paper

Tell the paper there is still time to publish it in the AGGIE! Also taking down flyers is against the solicitation laws in Davis.
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