Remove Previous Student Council Participation for Presidential Candidates

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Remove Previous Student Council Participation for Presidential Candidates

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Merritt Simmons started this petition to Student Council Advisor at Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy Ms.DelRio

I’m currently being denied the right to run for student council president. I'm being told that I am unqualified by my advisor who has no valid argument. Only that I wasn’t in student council last year, as I was unable to run last year because of my homeroom.

Elections happen every year, from local, state, federal and even international levels. Though at our very school they are unfair. Do you want absolutely no change in our student council? That is what will happen, by not allowing candidates who didn't take part in our student council. Some of the very best presidents had no prior political involvement. According to a Business Insider report, the nation ranks George Washington number 2 of our 44 presidents and Dwight Eisenhower number 5 of our 44 presidents. What do these two have in common? Neither had political experience. This shows us that it is not the prior experience that makes a great leader its what they do for the people. Not to mention the fact that by choosing who can run for president you are disenfranchising people's given rights. Cornell University allows all students who are eligible -meaning that you are currently attending the university, maintaining a good GPA in requirement set by the university, maintaining conduct- to run for student council. This allows students to feel welcome and expressed in their learning environment and community. So if some of the most prestigious things such as being president and attending an ivy league university allow those without previous experience to serve, why aren't we?

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