“Fail the Budget” Press Conference and Protest

On Wednesday, September 27, CSU faculty, staff, and students will hold a a press conference on the recent budget proposal that guts public higher education funding. The proposal would cut approximately $93 million from CSCU and eliminate the Robert Willis Scholarship Fund. Both of these actions could make the cost of higher education too great for students.
The press conference will be held at the Legislative Office Building, Room 1A, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford at 11am. Following the press conference, faculty in full academic regalia will deliver “report cards” to legislators. Read more here.
The 4Cs is urging our members to take action. Attend the press conference and/or protest. Write op-eds. Contact your legislators (here)
The Community Colleges are being targeted. Take this recent quote:
State Rep. Terrie Wood, R-Norwalk, State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, and State Rep. Fred Wilms, R-Norwalk, claimed NCC would not see any impact from the budget cuts to community colleges…
One of the reasons community colleges were cut, and there was a decision most definitely, is there are four community colleges within 12 miles of Hartford,” Wood said. “We are asking one of those to be closed…  (article here)
We know it is short notice, but we need members to attend tomorrow and many others to support tomorrow’s action by writing letters and contacting legislators.
Let us know if you’ll be joining us tomorrow!

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