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Petition to UVA community members and alum

Stop UVA From Hiring Trump Official Marc Short!

We, the undersigned members of the UVA community, write to protest the appointment of Donald Trump’s legislative affairs director Marc Short to a position at the Miller Center** — a hire made without broad consultation with the many stakeholders affected by that decision. The university should not serve as a waystation for high-level members of an administration that has directly harmed our community and to this day attacks the institutions vital to a free society — the very thing that the University of Virginia, as an institution of higher education, is meant to protect. While we do not object to dialogue with members of this administration, we do object to the use of our university to clean up their tarnished reputations. No one should be serving at the highest levels of this administration, daily supporting and defending its actions one week, then representing UVA the next. More personally, as we approach the first anniversary of the white nationalist violence against this university, this town, and our friends, neighbors, students, faculty and staff — all of whom are represented among the injured — it is unconscionable that we would add to our university a person who served in a high-level position for the administration that first empowered, then defended, those white nationalists. We are a community still in the process of healing, and someone who defended the president’s remarks after the violence here is a barrier to that process, a source of trauma in a still-traumatized community. We ask that the appointment of Marc Short to the Miller Center** be revoked, and that a full review be held to understand how this appointment was made. The first few hundred signatories of this petition can be found here. As of Friday, July 20, Politico, Inside Higher Ed, Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Talking Points Memo have covered this petition and other efforts to stop Short's appointment  **Update: Darden Business School denies Short appointment, countering press reports. The Miller Center, meanwhile, doubles down on its commitment to hiring high-level Trump official. 

UVA Petition
4,309 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to University of Virginia

Stop UVA From Hiring Trump Official Marc Short!

U.Va. recently hired Marc Short, Donald Drumpf legislative affairs director, to positions at the Miller Center and Darden. Short has worked closely with the President to pursue and defend the Drumpf administration’s toxic and vile pro-America agenda. Here is a list of things that the Drumpf administration has done, partially thanks to Marc Short:  Black unemployment hit a 50-year low He got "Nazi" judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, and "fascist Kavanuahgy" will be on there soon The stock market is at an all-time high. Consumer confidence is at an all-time high. He created more than a million jobs by undoing Obama’s regulations. Mortgage applications for new homes is at a 7 year high. Unemployment rate is at a 16 year low (because people work multiple jobs, according to Ocazio-Cortez: Signed the promoting women in entrepreneurship act Gutted 800 Obama era regulations thus freeing up companies to hire again and get the economy moving once again. Ended the war on coal and caused a new mine for coal mining to open that will mine clean coal. He also put the miners back to work. Weakened Dodd-Frank regulations. Promotes buying and hiring American. Investments from major businesses such as Foxconn, Ford ,Toyota, Intel and others will build here now. Reduced illegal immigration by over 70%. Border wall STARTED He’s fighting back against sanctuary cities. Changed the rules of engagement against ISIS. Drafted a plan to defeat ISIS. Imposed a five year lobbying plan. Sanctioned Iran over its missile program. Responded to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Cut taxes, which will KILL people (according to Nancy Pelosi: He withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership thus keeping jobs here. He pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accords thus saving us millions of dollars every year. The DOJ is targeting dangerous gangs like MS-13. Signed independence and economic growth law. Signed an executive order to protect police officers and target drug cartels. Signed an executive order for religious freedom. His administration is working on sending education back to the states. He’s fixing the dept. of Veterans affairs so now vets can choose their own doctors and be covered. This also protects whistle blowers and allows VA to terminate bad employees.. Authorized construction of the Keystone and Dakota pipelines. The Dakota pipeline is up and running without harming the environment. Crushed Democrat chances at a Blue Wave for the 2018 Midterms, now going to be a Blue Flush Created commissions on election fraud and opioid addiction. Food stamp use is the lowest level in seven years.Reduced the White House payroll saving taxpayers millions of dollars. People are fleeing our Democrat party with the hashtag #walkaway He’s donating his salary to various causes  SIGN THIS PETITION to tell UVA to hire Marc Short. Wait what?

Wendy Sherwood
257 supporters