Staff editorial: Go to town

For two weeks The Hatchet has reported on financial mismanagement by the Student Association. The facts have been presented and investigations are supposedly underway, but those responsible are still going about their business in the SA, “representing” students.

Students, except for a few, remain apathetic that SA officials, who violated SA bylaws and participated in conduct unbecoming of a representative, continue to make decisions with student money. A group of at least six students comprising the group Students for Accountability are developing a proposal to restructure the student government and provide more accountability and transparency.

The SA needs provisions in the current system to safeguard against abuse, not an entirely new system. Students need to demand that those perpetrating acts that have betrayed student trust step down from the SA. Students now have a chance to demand action of their representatives.

The SA is holding a town hall meeting at 9 p.m. Monday in the Marvin Center third floor ballroom. This is the students’ chance to confront representatives who deem it appropriate to use student money at Riverside Liquors and secretly tape conversations with other SA leaders in a despicable display of politicking.

SA leaders have admitted to breaking rules – students need to attend this town hall meeting and demand accountability of their representatives. Students love to complain about where their money is going around GW – this is the perfect chance to do something about it. Demand change or resignations from representatives who are not acting in the best interest of their constituents.

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