November 14, 2008
Mads spoke with a representative for MICA's Keep Coke campaign about their tabling last week. The group gave out free Coca-Cola and asked people to sign their petition that urges the VSA Council to reconsider its passing of the Kick Coke resolution.
According to the campaign's representative, the tabling was a success and the petition got over 300 signatures.
While not everyone who stopped by the table was in favor of keeping Coke, all visitors were "able to discuss the matter with maturity and intelligence," says the rep.
At least eight VSA Council members stopped by the table. "There were a few [Council members] who took issue with our challenging the legitimacy of their decision, citing their votes were democratic, and that the people who were against kicking coke should have been more vocal before the resolution passed. But even those individuals were open to what we had to say and wished us well," says the rep. VSA President Jimmy Kelly '09 reportedly told MICA "what avenues we could pursue and what to expect when we present our resolution at the council meeting this Sunday."
The Keep Coke campaign will be bringing its petition and proposal to the VSA Council meeting this Sunday at 7pm. "The more people there in favor of keeping coke the better, so we urge everyone who signed the petition to show up."