Disgruntled Penn State supporters all agree that incumbents Paul Suhey and Stephanie Deviney must be defeated. Meanwhile, only a tiny percentage of alums (about 6%) vote in the BOT elections.
This presents a huge opportunity. The more new reform‐ minded voters we recruit, the less chance the incumbents have of keeping their board seats. Therefore, concerned alumni are asking that you recruit as voters at least 5 of your family, friends, and associates who do not normally vote.
Here is a template email that you could use or adapt:
“You’ve seen the news stories. Penn State is in serious trouble. The current Board of Trustees has done a terrible job of dealing with the Sandusky Scandal. Our university needs 5 minutes of your time to help turn the situation around. Please request a ballot to vote in the upcoming election of 3 trustees.
To obtain a ballot, simply send an email to BOT@psu.edu that lists your full name (including maiden name if you have one), your year of graduation (or last attendance), your college and major, and your current home mailing address.
You will then receive an electronic ballot via email on April 10.
Alumni without Internet access can obtain a paper ballot by calling (814) 865‐2521.
If you want to learn more about the candidates, plenty of information is available at http://www.psu.edu/trustees/vote/2013%20Alumni%20Candidates/index.html
I have been following the election closely and will share my preferred candidates with you if you wish. Please do NOT vote for the incumbents, Paul Suhey and Stephanie Deviney.
Also, please consider forwarding this message to Penn Staters within your circle of family and friends