Subject: New liberal publication meeting
This email is being sent out to as wide a spectrum of liberal student organizations as possible. I know that there a lot that are missing so PLEASE FORWARD THIS WIDELY.
For those who are first hearing about this now, here is a quick summary of what’s going on: A progressive organization called Campus Progress is interested in funding existing and start-up liberal publications on campuses across the country. I’ve been in contact with them and they are very excited about the possibility of starting a publication here at Umich. The first step, though, is applying for the grant and that entails some decisions.
I want to include as many people as possible in the decisions that need to be made for the application to Campus Progress. I’m sorry for the really short notice, but the deadline is January 30th. We will be meeting today (January 27th) at 7:00PM either in the SORC conference room on the 4th floor of the Union or in the MSA chambers on the third floor of the Union. I’ll send out a one-line email tomorrow to let you know for sure. Some of the issues we have to discuss include: four more dedicated people’s names to put on the application, decisions on how often this pub will be printed, do we want a website as well, how many pages there will be in each issue, how many actual copies will we print per issue, how we will publicize, etc. These are all questions I think should be decided by the group and not by me alone.
I’ve only included the emails of groups and individuals that I know to be progressive and that I, and others, could come up with off the top of our heads at the moment. I really want this meeting to be as representative of the liberal community on campus as possible despite the short notice. I know that there are more people out there who are interested. Please forward this to anyone you think may be interesting in participating or even just throwing out a couple ideas.
I look forward to seeing everyone. This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m excited to see where it can lead.
p.s. start rolling around some ideas for the name of this publication.