State Reps and Senators from the Ways and Means Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature are holding a public meeting on education in this year’s budget at UMass Amherst on Wednesday, March 29. We want to show up and tell them not to force yet another year of tuition and fee increases on students and working families at our public colleges and universities!
We will be packing the room and students will be delivering public testimony to the committee! Be there and stop another year of tuition and fee increases from hurting Massachusetts families.
Tell us you’re coming by joining our Facebook event (link).
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.: Students will hold a “Walk of Debt” where they will stand in front of the Old Chapel displaying their student debt numbers while State Reps and State Senators walk into the building.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Administrators will deliver testimony to the Ways & Means Committee. Students and supporters will be standing in silent protest in the Old Chapel.
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: Students and supporters will hold a rally on the Goodell Lawn to share personal stories about the impact of the high cost of public colleges and universities.
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.: Students will deliver testimony to the Ways & Means Committee while other students and supporters stand in solidarity.