The documents housed on this page pertain to the pending endorsement vote concerning GEO support for Carey Ash in his campaign for the student representative to the Board of Trustees at UIUC.
The Steward’s Council will take the final vote on Carey’s endorsement on next Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Carey has been active over the past several years on the student senate, and is a member of the GEO. He authored/co-authored several successful resolutions in both the Faculty and Student senates in 2009 and 2012 on behalf of GEO member’s interests. The published resolutions can be found here: http://www.senate.illinois.edu/nb1002.asp, http://www.senate.illinois.edu/solidarity.asp.
More information about Carey’s campaign can be found here: carey4trustee.org.
The endorsement being considered by the Steward’s Council on February 19th can be found below.
Endorsement Resolution of the
Stewards Council of the Graduate Employees’ Organization
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Endorsement of Carey Ash for Student Trustee
Be it resolved, that the Stewards Council of the Graduate Employees’ Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hereby officially endorses the candidacy of Carey Ash for Student Trustee for the following reasons:
- Carey, as Chairman of the University’s Committee on Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, has protected graduate students from retaliation from the University in both the 2009 strike and the 2012 GEO contract negotiations by authored/co-authoring resolutions in both the Student and Faculty Senates, and
- Carey additionally worked to establish a University-wide tax committee to resolve the tax crises that continues to hurt graduate students on Campus,
- Carey pledges to continue working on the students’ behalf until the issue is resolved, and
- Carey is committed to advancing the goals of the GEO, to provide greater access to educational opportunity for graduate students, and has thus proven himself a strong ally to the causes of graduate students on our Campus, thus
The Steward’s Council of the Graduate Employee’s Organization hereby officially endorses and pledges its resources to the candidacy of Carey Ash for Student Trustee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and encourages the GEO membership to cast their votes in his favor at vote.illinois.edu on March 5-6, 2013.