Board Agenda Item on Arnold
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Subject: Agenda Item for the June 6 Board of Trustees Meeting
Dear President Thomas Donner,
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
We respectfully request under Brown Act provisions the following item to be placed on the June 6 SMC Board of Trustees open session agenda for discussion and action:
"The Board of Trustees reconsider the current invitation to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be commencement speaker at the June 14th Santa Monica College graduation and recommend a substitute speaker."
We submit that the Governor position on education and social issues is contrary to the values of Santa Monica Community College and the residents of Santa Monica.
Joaquin Cienfuenties, Progressive Student Alliance
Julia Wallace, Progressive Student Alliance
Kenneth Mason, Vice President, Santa Monica College Faculty Association
Susie Shannon, California Partnership
Mickey Oskey, West Los Angeles Democratic Club
Paul Rosenstein, National Representative AFL-CIO, and former Mayor of Santa Monica
Gail Livings, SMC faculty, NLG Legal Observer
Bob Massey, SMC Faculty
Rebecca Curtis, SMC faculty, and SMCFA Part-time Faculty Coordinator
Deana Igelsrud, Southern California Grassroots Regional Director and DFA Los Angeles Steering Committee
Marc Saltzberg, President, West Los Angeles Democratic Club, Vice President California Democratic Council
Anne Smith, Democracy for America , Los Angeles Steering Committee
Debra Levitt, Democracy for America, and adjunct SMC faculty
Phil Hendricks, SMC Classified employee, and CSEA member