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Stop the Fee Hikes! Stop the Budget Cuts!
Date Thursday May 08
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Quarry Plaza
UC Santa Cruz
Event Type Protest
Rally, Thursday, May 8, noon - 1 pm, Quarry Plaza

The Governor wants to raise your student fees 10% and cut the UC budget by $330 million!

Join us on May 8th from Noon-1pm at the Quarry Plaza, a A week before the Regents will vote on the proposed fee hikes to tell them WE'RE FIRED UP, WE CAN'T TAKE IT NO MORE!

Featured Speakers:
Bill Monning, Barbara Sprenger, Stephen Barkalow & Emily Reilly,
Democratic Candidates for the 27th State Assembly District!

Leaders from AFSCME and UPTE!

Natalie Nuno of SUA!

Activists and system-wide organizers from the UC Student Association, United States Student Association and Students Informing Now!
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 7th, 2008 1:31 PM

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by via UCSA
Friday May 9th, 2008 6:08 PM
The Governor first proposed raising fees by 7.4% for undergrads, up to 20% for grads, and on top of that, cutting $332 million from the UC system in January. Word on the hill was that the Governor's cuts could mean fee hikes of up to 20% next year and Provost Hume and many Regents refused to admit that fee hikes would hurt the accessibility of our university.

Last week Regents were seriously considering a 15% fee increase. This week, Provost Hume said "he could not ask students to pay more than the possible 10 percent increase because raising fees puts access for low- and middle-income students at risk" to the SF Chronicle. This Wednesday, Regents will vote on proposals for a 10% increase, 7.4% increase or fee freeze. Our organizing has changed the debate around fees so far and we are going to keep the pressure up.

Protest @ the Regents Meeting: Wed. May 14th, 11am @ UCLA Covel Commons

On the Monday following the Governor's budget revise, we'll take our message to the state legislator asking them to protect students from the Governor's proposed cuts and fee increases!

Study-In @ the Capitol: Mon. April 19th, 6am - 6pm @ the state capitol

As UC, CSU and Community College students approach finals week, bring your books to the capitol and instead of a sit-in, have a "study-in" for higher ed funding.

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