An email that appeared to be from the ASUO was sent to students Thursday evening requesting they vote against the EMU referendum, but according to an ASUO spokesperson, no such email was ever sent.
“The ASUO in no way had anything to do with that email, or anything similar,” ASUO public relations Director Brian Bradley said. “The ASUO remains unbiased about the referendum and has stayed that way throughout the informational campaign.”
The email — sent from firstname.lastname@example.org — encourages students to vote “no,” citing “limited student input” and the use of a “shady political consultant” as reasons why.
“The University’s Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes and ASUO President Laura Hinman have worked very hard to manipulate the student voice in this and past EMU referenda,” the email reads.
Bradley clarified that any email sent on behalf of the ASUO from an address other than an “@uoregon.edu” address would be fraudulent.
Here’s the full text of the email (click picture for larger view):