While concentrated on getting to class, talking to a friend or even listening to our favorite music in our headphones, we usually don’t want to be interrupted.
All students at LBCC know that many people ask you to sign petitions to pass propositions or to get you to register to vote. All these require your name, but sometimes they also require your address, Social Security number, ID number.
We are not sure if this is a legitimate request and that the information provided to us is valid or to our benefit.
More importantly, these people concerned about the petitions they are asking us to sign, maybe getting paid to encourage us to sign and are they concerned about our safety and care about our personal information.
It’s annoying to get followed and harassed to get you to sign petitions or to register to vote.
Students have complained that they lie about what we are really signing for.
Sometimes they offer “free subscriptions” to certain newspapers or magazines and in the future we receive a phone call asking to pay for something that was said to be free and we can’t refuse because they have your information.
Not only is giving information to other people that we do not know dangerous, but not knowing who they are is suspicious.
Also, what’s not safe is the “too-good-to-be-true” tickets being offered to watch a movie for free and inviting you to a place that is not sure to be safe or real.
Police Lt. Julie Prior has supplemented us with information regarding petitions. “According to rule 5004.3 distribution and petitioning, section F., during registration, distribution and petitioning can take place only in the assigned distribution areas and at the exits of registration Section G.
Board of Advisors says a committee comprised of five teachers and six students meets upon request to consider matters concerning the distribution of printed materials on campus.
The students shall be appointed by the Associated Student Body president and the teachers will be appointed by the dean of Student Affairs. The committee shall be chaired by the dean of Student Affairs.”
Solicitors may have right to ask for information for their own financial benefit but we also have the right to say no and protect our identity and who it’s being given too.
It is not safe to give personal information. Giving personal information is delicate and dangerous especially to someone who is dressed unprofessionally, has bad character and picks arguments with students and keeps the argument going.