One Cool Thing: Thanks to YOU, Harvard Forward Reaches Signature Goal

Photo: Ryan N. Gajarawala, Harvard Crimson

We wanted to give a shout out to all the #FriendsofthePlanet who signed the Harvard Forward petition or nudged a friend or family member to do it!  We were one of the first publications to give them media coverage and raise the profile of their campaign to get enough signatures to put five candidates on the ballot to sit on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body. That helped to generate a slew of good press from even larger media outlets (like the NY Times) that helped them to gather the signatures they needed — and then some!  All told, Harvard Forward collected more than 20,000 signatures — each candidate received over 4,500 — and on Saturday they hand-carried nomination forms to Harvard’s administrative offices.  Congrats, and now let’s get them elected to the Board!

Midge Purce is a star of the Portland Thorns and a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers

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