November 14, 2008

'Keep Coke' Reports Success


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."

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

first!!

Anonymous said...

KEEP COKE!

Anonymous said...

fools. FOOLS! ALL OF YOU!
thou shalt never reverse the tide.
FOOLS!

Anonymous said...

reverse it we shall! the tide of injustice will be fought back. i will harpoon your whale, kick coke.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the process of writing a letter to the Poughkeepsie and New York police about illegal immigrants and kick coke and keep coke have provided me some material. Basicaly it is just a letter about how federal law allows local police to pick up illegals to be dealt with by the US government.

The policy Vassar has recently adopted I think, makes it clear schools like this will encourage people to stay illegal and may even pick people without even knowing their citizenship status. Read Jeremy's article in the Misc. If a government agency went through Hudson Valley schools and looked for illegals or kids of illegals, I wonder what they would find. Of course people will be resistant to it, because they have something to hide--they are breaking the law.

Local news and police should know whats going on, and what they can do about it. They can do something about it, including help the US government deport people. Not everyone in the Hudson Valley is liberal on immigration issues.

Anonymous said...

11:08, who are you?

Anonymous said...

1108: Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to become a citizen? How EXPENSIVE?
No, of course you don't, and you probably don't care. Do you know how sheltered and entitled this makes you sound?

Anonymous said...

And kids of illegals-they should be punished for something they had no control over?

Anonymous said...

Guys, talking about other things here--regardless of standpoint--takes away from the issue at hand. This post is about Coke. Let's rally to keep it; I know I'll be there on Sunday, and I hope everyone else who signed the petition will be there, too.

Anonymous said...

Having these kinds of discussions on an anonymous blog evidently causes more harm than help, as we have seen recently. Comments tend to veer quite easily towards marginalizing or even oppressive language and hate speech. I think that further discussing in this anonymous forum policies regarding people who are here without a visa is a BAD idea.

Anonymous said...

i'll be at tonight's vsa meeting, with my can of coca cola in hand.

Anonymous said...

If you're AGAINST Kick Coke, come to the VSA COUNCIL MEETING on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the College Center MPR (by the computers) and show your support in numbers!

Anonymous said...

Meeting is _Sunday_, 12:05

Anonymous said...

Rather, meeting is _Sunday_ at 7PM, addressed to "commenter 12:05"

Anonymous said...

Coke is going to STAY. Activists are going to be mad. It makes me very happy. I hope they're furious.

Anonymous said...

wow, 300 people wrote their name down on a piece of paper in exchange for a free soda. thats fucking nuts

Anonymous said...

7:18, and how many people did anything for kicking coke? no one except a small band of radical leftists, that's who. three hundred signatures is better than 15 commies any day.

Anonymous said...

And it wasn't "in exchange for." Anyone could get free Coke. No one had to sign the petition.

Anonymous said...

Didn't kick coke also have a petition from last year?

And communism is so 1986, so passe.

Anonymous said...

Coca-Cola iz teh FREEDOM!!!
Everytime u drink a different brand a bald eagle dies, and obama cries.
DON'T MAKE OBAMA CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love Obama! I hate unions. YAY AMERICA!!
OBAMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you don't support the Kick Coke resolution, PLEASE come to the VSA Council meeting TONIGHT at 7 p.m.!

Anonymous said...

7:29, I believe 6 vsa orgs work on the kick coke campaign, and 700 students responded to emails from their VSA reps about the resolution