Recently, the students of Colorado College have been placed in a position of unexpected importance in a historically significant recall election set to occur Sept. 10.
On Tuesday, a State Senate recall vote will take place for the first time in Colorado history. This vote has been called to decide on the potential removal of two democratic State Senators, Angela Giron of Pueblo, and John Morse of Colorado Springs who represents our Colorado College community.
Ben Quam, recent Colorado College alum campaigning for Morse through the organization A Whole Lot of People For John Morse, stresses his hope for the support of voters from Colorado College owing to the liberal reputation of the school.
Quam expressed the worries they had when the recall was originally planned to take place mid-August before the arrival of the majority of Colorado College students.
However, now that the election dates have been moved, the students of CC have become the main target for Morse’s campaigners.
Supporters of Morse have been actively campaigning around school the past week, making up for the limited time they have.
The most importance task they have, according to Quam, is informing students registered to vote in Colorado about the election, which has proven difficult since many students have only been on campus for less than a week.
If enough students come to out to vote this week, Quam predicts that the Colorado College population will have a great impact on this election.
Quam also emphasizes the importance of students at CC to be involved in local politics, no matter the election or their political views.
“The students at CC are an important part of the Springs and are impacted by local laws,” Quam said. “We are working hard to make sure students know they can vote and should be voting.”
Working with the CC Dems Club and CCSGA, A Whole Lot of People For John Morse has arranged rides this week leaving from Worner to the closest polling center located at 200 S. Cascade Ave. for all CC students.
Those eligible to vote can do so Thursday through Saturday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., when the final vote will be decided.