UPDATE: Pratt's president, Thomas Schutte, has announced that Pratt will now NOT have classes on November 6th, as originally planned. We're very excited about the victory.
Pratt originally promised us November 6th off so we could go out and vote. Due to the cancellation of clases because of Hurricane Sandy, class has been rescheduled for the holiday.
Now, with no time to apply for absentee ballots, students who were going to vote locally in NY or go home to the surrounding states will be unable to vote.
This election has more direct effect on our students than ever before. Denying them the time and opportunity to vote that you originally promised is unacceptable.
For more information visit: http://truth-out.org/news/item/12473-brooklyn-students-lose-opportunity-to-vote-could-become-a-trend-in-hurricane-affected-areas