hit counters

Friday, September 24, 2004

Fox network seeks to prevent students from voting

"Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University of Arizona in Tucson, they helped set up a voter-registration drive on the UA mall. Imagine their astonishment when the local Fox affiliate news team showed up and lit into the young women. 'The reporter asked if we knew that we were potentially signing students up to commit felonies,' Juliana told me--by registering out-of-state students to vote in Arizona. When Kelly then asserted that Arizona law requires only that those registering be resident in the state twenty-nine days before the election, Natalie Tejeda, the Fox reporter, insisted it was illegal to register students. On the news that night, student voter registration was the crime du jour..."
-from "Fox Hunts Student Voters" by Kathy Pollitt


Post a Comment

<< Home