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Faculty Council passes resolution acknowledging importance of voting

(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
​​Faculty Council passed the “Declaration of a Day of Acknowledgement: The Importance of Voting" with no objections during its October meeting.

“It is in DePaul's mission that 'we commit ourselves to social justice and service to others,'" the resolution says. “Thus, we are impelled to civic engagement on behalf of our country, and the right to vote is a fundamental responsibility of the engaged citizen; Here We Do."

During the Oct. 7 meeting, Faculty Council passed the declaration to:

  • Acknowledge and support flexible classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, and workplaces so that every DePaul student, faculty and staff member has the opportunity to cast their ballot by Nov. 3
  • Recognize that Illinois Governor Pritzker declared Election Day, Nov. 3, a state holiday
  • Acknowledge that voter suppression tactics, such as those at the polls and with mail-in ballots, pose a risk to successful voting efforts
  • Accept that some out-of-state students who are telecommuting may not have expanded voting options available to them

​For more information on voting, general resources, and more, please visit Faculty Council's Voting Resource Folder and Newsline.