In a statement posted on their Twitter on April 2nd, the group explained that “in light of recent events, we feel that suspending our campaign is the best way to move forward.”
Hines drop out came with her release of an official statement, in which she detailed how she felt that her personal views and ideas were pushed to the side of the party’s agenda. Specifically, Hines stated that she felt as if she was being used as a “token” for the party’s platform. In her statement regarding the resignation, Hines stated that, “I thought that running for Temple Student Government would give me a platform to use my voice for good. But unfortunately, my beliefs do not align with this campaign’s values and undertones.”
Unite TU quickly announced plans to replace Hines with communications director Andrea Yeakel, but soon resigned from all further campaign proceedings.
The two remaining parties, Voice TU and Ignite TU, are now competing for the student vote. Students can submit their vote this Wednesday and Thursday, and the winning campaign will be announced Friday.
Votes can be submitted through Temple’s UVote system.