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E-Mail Opposing Constitution

AlumniConstitution.org, which opposes the controversial proposed constitution at Dartmouth and which kindly links to Dartblog’s posts on the matter, is sending around the below e-mail. They also have an excellent ‘e-mail a friend’ feature on the site itself, which is worth using—I have. And on that score, note that I’ve added an e-mail feature to Dartblog, albeit a more limited implementation that doesn’t allow for multiple recipients or rich text e-mail.

UPDATE: And no, no, the AlumniConstitution site is not my work. Would that it were. I was though, in full disclosure, consulted while it was in development.

> From: AlumniConstitution.org [mailto:editor@alumniconstitution.org] > Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:32 AM > To: [Name redacted] > Subject: A new constitution for Dartmouth? > > > Dear [Name redacted], > > By now you will have received a number of mailings from Dartmouth’s > Office of Alumni Relations, all supporting the new alumni constitution. > Before voting begins next Friday, we want to make sure you hear both > sides of the debate. > > Opposition to the proposed constitution is thoughtful, bipartisan, and > widespread. The editors of the liberal Dartmouth Free Press and the > conservative Dartmouth Review made common cause against the constitution > on May 31 in The Dartmouth. The president of the College Democrats > issued a joint statement with the president of the College Republicans > opposing the constitution on July 18 in the New Hampshire Union Leader. > Trustees T.J. Rodgers and Peter Robinson opposed the document in The New > York Times on June 21; Trustee Todd Zywicki has done so in statements on > the Internet. The Wall Street Journal came out against the constitution > last Friday. And this past spring, two nonprofit and bipartisan > organizations, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the > Association of College Trustees and Alumni, both expressed deep > reservations about the constitution. > > Why? Because they all believe that the proposed constitution would > provide less democracy at Dartmouth, not more. > > To find out how the constitution would make alumni governance less > representative and less democratic, and how it would impair your right > to elect petition candidates to the Board of Trustees, visit > www.AlumniConstitution.org. > > Once you’ve had time to consider the proposed constitution, we hope > you’ll join us in voting no. But whatever you decide, please cast your > ballot, participating in the life of the College we all love. > > Warm regards, > > —Supporters of a Democratic Dartmouth
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