Right now, a group of students is holding an indefinite sit in at statewide UAW office in Berkeley. We are UAW members and AWDU supporters, and we are demanding that all votes be counted. Right now, the elections committee is refusing to count all the ballots from both UCLA and UC Berkeley, meaning that nearly half of the votes from the recent election have not been counted. This means that nearly half of all students who voted do not get a say in who will run our union for the next three years. This is outrageous and unacceptable.

I urge you to make the short trip up to Berkeley to join us. We are at 2070 Allston Way, Suite 205, in Berkeley. We need to send a strong message that ALL our voices must be heard.

In addition, there is a RALLY happening at Berkeley right now. You can find details about the rally here: http://berkeleyuaw.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/today-may-2-2011-rally-to-count-all-the-votes/

In Solidarity,
Jessy Lancaster, Former Recording Secretary