Comments on: DC Students Speak wraps up voter registration drive in dorms http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Vox Populi » Prefrosh Preview: Off-campus news you can use http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-510651 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:17:07 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-510651 […] law remains in place, but it was a rallying point for DC Students Speak’s voter registration effort for the April 2011 D.C. Council special election. Vincent Orange, who opposes the 2010 […]

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By: Vox Populi » DC Council at-large election tomorrow http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-507692 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:12:56 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-507692 […] actions going on in this city,” student ANC Commissioner Jake Sticka (COL ’13) told the Voice in March as DC Students Speak’s first voter registration drive was winding down. […]

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By: k http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506208 Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:11:13 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506208 can someone from this campaign explain how registering to vote in dc may affect your tax status? i was under the impression that voting in dc can jeopardize your non-resident status, which means that you’d have to pay DC taxes instead of taxes in your home state — which are often quite lower.

and does registering to vote in dc mean that you can’t vote in your home state?

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506143 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:34:09 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506143 Solid work. Campaign Georgetown did it. It can be done again.

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By: Chris Heller http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506140 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:10:08 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506140 @ Alykhan Marali

Thanks for the clarification. I’ll adjust the post to reflect the on-going drive.

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By: Alykhan Merali http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506137 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:41:28 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506137 Right, voter registration in residence halls does end today but the voter registration drive itself is ongoing.

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By: Samuel Buckley http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506135 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:31:37 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506135 @Alykhan

I was told that tabling and dorm-storming efforts for this registration drive are ending today. To quote Scott’s announcement and the DCSS email that was sent to students:

\On Wednesday, March 16 and from Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24 DC Students Speak, a nonpartisan student organization, will be conducting a voter registration drive in the residence halls and apartments from 8 pm to 10 pm.\

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By: DR http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506133 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:30:56 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506133 Students can make a difference. While the anti-student activists are quite vocal, their numbers are not very large. After nine months of attacking the GU Campus Plan, they have fewer than 200 signatures on their (misleading) petition. Students can surpass that number easily and become a powerful voting block.

Historically, anti-student positions have not led to successful city-wide campaigns. In the past, politicians John Ray and Charlene Drew Jarvis tried to use student-bashing to gain votes; perhaps they won some support in Burleith, but they went down to crushing defeats in their respective runs for mayor and City Council chair.

In 1994, Jim Nathanson bashed GU during his campaign to retain his Ward 3 seat. It backfired and he lost to then-newcomer Kathy Patterson. Now it appears that Mary Cheh is making the same mistake, alienating reasonable voters to appeal to a small group of extremists.

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By: Alykhan Merali http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506131 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:49:37 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506131 @Chris Heller

DC Students Speak is not wrapping up its voter registration drive, we are just beginning. The process to register students is currently ongoing.

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By: Chris Heller http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/03/24/26793/comment-page-1/#comment-506128 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:53:52 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=26793#comment-506128 @ Ricky

Sorry about that — it slipped through the edits. Should read correctly now.

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