Harvey Silverglate, Co-Founding father of FIRE (and Former Director of ACLU-Mass), for Harvard Board of Overseers

Harvey Silverglate, a famous civil rights and legal protection lawyer, is operating for the Harvard Board of Overseers, on a platform of free speech and inspiring debate and viewpoint range. Harvey is the co-founder of the Basis for Particular person Rights in Schooling (which was just lately broadened to be the Basis for Particular person Rights and Expression), in addition to a member of the ACLU of Massachusetts Board of Administrators for 30 years (two because the Board president).

As Jeff Jacoby (Boston Globe) stories,

Ordinarily, overseers are chosen from a slate of insider candidates chosen by a committee of the Harvard Alumni Affiliation. However there may be an outdoor route: Candidates can get on the poll if [3,188] Harvard graduates signal a petition nominating them.

If you happen to’re a Harvard alum and want to see Silverglate as a member of the board, you may signal his petition at https://www.harvey4harvard.com/petition. I might have, had I gone to Harvard. Rumors that Harvard grads who went to Yale for graduate college have their Harvard alumni standing routinely revoked are totally unfounded.

UPDATE: A buddy of mine stories:

It is really actually laborious to submit a sound petition for him. It’s important to use your “HarvardKey” credentials to get via the alumni affiliation portal and confirm your individual identification a number of instances. Plus you additionally must know the precise spelling of his title (Silverglate, not Silvergate) and that he was Harvard Legislation Faculty class of 1967 for the submission to be legitimate.