A key goal of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) is to ensure that students--whatever their political persuasion--be able to exercise their right to vote. ASUM, in partnership with 12 other student organizations, requests that faculty cancel, excuse, or move to an online asynchronous format for their classes on Tuesday, November 3 to ensure students have adequate time to exercise their right to vote or serve as a poll worker. "COVID-19 has had a profound impact on all aspects of our lives and voting is no exception," the statement reads. "It is our belief that creating an engaged and educated electorate is a fundamental pursuit of higher education, and this is why we are asking for [faculty] help."
The full statement can be read here. The statement, written by ASUM, was backed by the Missouri Students Association, Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students, FourFront Marginalized Student Government, Missouri International Student Council, Mizzou College Republicans, Mizzou Democrats, Alumni Association Student Board, Graduate Professional Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Legion of Black Collegians, and the Residence Halls Association.