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ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -
Adrian community is divided as some say Adrian College employees are getting "too
involved" in campaign issues. Those residents say they're taking their concerns
to the IRS.
residents say the actions of some of the college employees could sway the
outcome of the upcoming election.
makes me angry more than it does sad," said Nancy O'Connor, an Adrian resident.
says one of the things that upset her is an email from the college's women's
soccer coach to her team. In the letter, the coach encourages students to
register to vote, and says, "As a college, we are actively supporting Jim
Berryman." Berryman is one of the candidates running for mayor of Adrian.
just not something that you're supposed to engage in," O'Connor said.
the college is a non-profit, or a 501C3, organization, O'Connor says she's
filing a complaint to the IRS. She says other residents are, as well.
is an offense," said Dale Stultz, another resident. "I'm not going to tolerate
it. Neither are the others."
says she's also upset that a flyer was handed out to students on campus,
encouraging them to vote, while only listing the names of certain candidates.
She says she's worried some students will vote for those candidates without
doing their own research.
parents, when we were young, taught us you have to have a voice and a vote,"
she said. "Try to read up on things and don't just go by someone else's voice."
College officials say the flyer was distributed by the student government, and
was part of an effort to provide voter information to students. The college
says they handled the email from the soccer coach as a personnel issue. They said:
College has issued and reaffirmed public statements that it takes no position
and endorses no candidate for the upcoming mayoral election or city commission
leaders say 90 students at Adrian College have changed their address and
registered to vote in the city.
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