COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CONDEMN CAMPUS REJECTION OF 9/11 RESOLUTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CONDEMN CAMPUS REJECTION OF 9/11 RESOLUTION

 

MINNEAPOLIS, November 11 - The Minnesota College Republicans (MNCRs,) strongly condemn Minnesota Student Association (MSA) at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities’  rejection of their proposed resolution calling for a Moment of Recognition regarding the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.

“I simply don’t understand why this resolution failed,” said Aly Eichman, the State Chair of the Minnesota College Republicans, “Memorializing the victims of such a national tragedy should not be a controversial issue.”

“It’s appalling that this resolution was defeated,” said Anders Koskinen, Chair of the University of Minnesota College Republicans, “The disrespect that the 36 people who voted against this showed towards the victims of 9/11 and their families is absolutely unacceptable.”

The proposed resolution, a copy of which is at the end of this release, failed by a vote of 36-23 in MSA’s forum on Tuesday, November 10th. This was in spite of the support of a large amount of MSA’s senior leadership, as well as University President Eric Kaler.

The Minnesota College Republicans will continue to push for MSA and the University of Minnesota at large to recognize the events of September 11th, 2001 in the way they deserve to be.

For additional information please contact Aly Eichman at 414-477-3816.

 

Minnesota Student Association Resolution
Created: 10/06/2015
Author: College Republicans MSA Student Group, Representative Theo Menon
 Concerning: September 11th, 2001 Memorial Moment of Recognition

WHEREAS, The tragic events of September 11th, 2001 still have a lasting effect on many students and staff,
WHEREAS, The events of that date are of immeasurable importance to the world we live in today,
WHEREAS, There is currently no official recognition of this events on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Minnesota Student Association formally recommends to the University Of Minnesota Administration that there be a moment of recognition on the morning of September 11th, 2016 and all years following.
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