Guest opinion: A vote for Surge is a vote for action


Lily Smith

Hira Mustafa and Heath Schintler of UI's Surge Party pose for a portrait with The Daily Iowan in Adler Journalism Building on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Surge Party is working to break down barriers between the student body and UISG.

Everyone participating in the upcoming UISG election wants the same thing: to make the University of Iowa better. However, only one ticket has proven time and again that it values student input and collaboration in achieving this goal. Surge Party has been out on the streets every day, asking students what they would like to see at the university.

Dozens of Hawkeyes shared ideas, such as “Pay students a livable wage,” and “Make sidewalks more wheelchair-safe.”

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These ideas are documented and will be pursued if Surge Party is elected. This commitment to elevating student voices is crucial to a successful UISG administration. The organization exists to represent and serve students, and the key to achieving that mission is communication.

At the recent VP candidate debate, a common theme was the vision of breaking down barriers between UISG and students, but Surge has been doing just that already. This party cares about representing, growing, and empowering the Hawkeye community, not by assuming what students want but by actually asking. It’s easy to make big promises but much harder to act on them. As the party has already proven, a vote for Surge is a vote for         action.

— Noel Mills

Surge Party candidate

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