GUSA passes resolution to limit door-knocking, students rejoice
President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) signed GUSA’s resolution to limit the hours of campaign door-knocking yesterday. This frightful event is now limited to weekdays between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and all day on election day.
For freshmen who have not yet experienced a GUSA executive election, candidates and students helping their campaigns would have knocked on doors any and all hours of the day making napping, relaxing, and general merriment impossible. Now, those activities will only be restricted during four hours of the day (with the exception of one very, very special day).
“The hope is that this bill would enable candidates to get their message out by door knocking, but enforce limits to prevent annoying students,” Senator Patrick Spagnuolo (SFS ’14) told Vox in an email. “This will both improve campus life around election time and improve GUSA’s image on campus.”
Senator Cannon Warren (SFS ’14), one of last year’s executive candidates, is excited about the bill, which he says is his legacy bill. (Editor’s note: Warren is a former Voice staffer).
“Fuck door-knocking, this is the first step towards getting rid of all of it,” Warren told Vox. “Hopefully people will see how much better life is with out it.”
Vox couldn’t agree more. And now she knows exactly which hours of the day she’ll have to keep the lights off and pretend she’s not home.