We, the editorial staff of The East Carolinian, endorse Executive Ticket 1 for the SGA election. We believe Executive Ticket 1’s plan to enforce policies for more diversity, sexual assault and crime reduction is important as these problems are prevalent on and off our campus.
There are three Executive Tickets students are able to vote for in the SGA election. Executive Ticket 1 consists of candidates junior political science major Morgan Fried and junior political science major Haley Hogan, who want to focus on implementing policies for sexual assault and crime prevention. They also want to work toward the reduction of the annual SGA fee for students and promote a more diverse campus.
We believe Executive Ticket 1’s plan to enforce policies for more diversity, sexual assault and crime reduction is important as these problems are prevalent on and off our campus.
Crime is prevalent in Greenville, North Carolina and in the surrounding areas, according to Fried, who said he had seen multiple posts in various ECU Facebook groups that talk about break-ins and other crime happening at local housing for students. “Safety Gals,” is an example of a Facebook group that students utilize to report experiences with crime in the area.
Executive Ticket 1 also focuses on reducing the SGA student fee, something unique to Fried and Hogan’s platform. By working toward reducing the SGA student fee, which many students don’t know about, the team brings awareness to the breakdown of how much students pay for their services.
We believe Executive Ticket 1 will be able to tackle the issues of crime prevention and sexual assault on and off our campus and we look forward to see what they do to reduce the annual SGA fee for students and promote a more diverse campus.
Make sure to vote for your 2021-2022 SGA candidates on Engage before the voting window opens Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. closes on Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.