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|The state-wide fax day against cuts to state ed.|
|Date||Wednesday December 17|
|Time||10:00 AM - 10:00 PM|
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During a recent press conference in Sacramento, Governor Schwarzenegger said the size of the budget deficit grows by $28,000 every minute the Legislature fails to act.
It's possible that the legislature will make budget cuts and increase student fees to balance the budget.
We need to protect student access and success by stopping mid-year cuts and student fee increases to the most valuable segment of California's higher education system.
The state-wide fax day will be Wednesday December 17th, 2008 beginning at 10 AM.
Brief the students at your college and in your region ASAP. They should make a roster of students who will actually be operating the fax machine that day, it's important that the event last all day.
Consider getting one student to commit to half of an hour. During that half hour the student will be responsible for sending as many letters and petitions as possible. You will target your locally elected legislators which you can find by entering the zip code from your college at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html additionally we absolutely need to target members of the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees.
In the morning on Tuesday the 16th you will receive an email with the signatures from the online petition in a .PDF attached. This document is going to be a few hundred pages long. Print it out. In addition you will find a list of the members of the Legislature and their fax numbers print this out as well. With your collected letters and the petition you should be able to send a strong message to our elected officials.
During the day keep a tally of how many faxes you send and who you sent them to. That information needs to be consolidated so that we can gauge participation and success.
The key will be the participation of every college. This information needs to be passed to every student in the state. If you have questions email me ASAP at troymikecarter [at] gmail.com or call me at 916-367-9975.
Troy Carter, Vice President
Student Senate for
California Community Colleges
David L. Fisher
Exec. Communications Officer
Student Senate for California Community Colleges
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