For a third semester in a row, Inspire Party has placed the idea of more parking on its party platform.
Inspire released its Fall platform Wednesday. Changing parking decal restrictions, creating an African American Studies department and extending Uber Safe Rides are a few of the ideas the party wants to advocate for this Fall, said Ashley Grabowski, the Inspire Party president.
Party members have been asking for student ideas since Thursday and collected more than 500 submissions, Grabowski said.
Inspire is the first party to release its platform for the Fall student senate elections, in which students will elect 50 senators based on location. The other 50 are elected by college during the Spring.
Tuesday night, the party finalized the details of the platform. Grabowski said she is excited about their ideas to promote sexual-assault prevention and provide free STI testing to students.
“It's really important for students to be safe on campus by making sure that they are taking care of their health and have the resources to do so,” Grabowski said.
Michael Abreu, a 21-year-old mechanical engineering senior, said he liked the idea of having online voting for Student Government elections. Inspire has included online voting in their platform since last Fall.
Online voting has been debated many times in the student senate and has been put on the SG ballot before. Bills have failed, and the Student Government supreme court once ruled to prohibit it in 2008.
“It is making votes more straightforward and accessible and easier for students,” Abreu said.
Some students, like Dillan Maraj, were skeptical the party could accomplish every idea that made the platform. However, the 18-year-old UF architecture freshman thought the party’s ideas were interesting and well-thought out.
“I’m not really sure if they’ll be able to do all this, but it will be interesting to see,” Maraj said.
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