Action Alert

Send email/tweets to Gov. Brown
Invest seriously in the CSU

The future of the California State University is being decided now.

In early May, Governor Jerry Brown will release an update to his 2014/15 state budget proposal, including the amount of state funding for the CSU.

We all must advocate for the kind of reinvestment in the CSU that will get our university system back on track.

Please follow this TAKE ACTION link to send a message to the governor today.


If you use Twitter or Instagram, please participate in a social media campaign to urge the governor’s support by posting photos and messages calling for more investment in the CSU.

Please tag the Governor’s dog @SutterBrown and Gov. Jerry Brown, @JerryBrownGov  In your message and use the hashtag #Invest$inCSU

For example, you can write: @SutterBrown: Tell @JerryBrownGov to #Invest$inCSU!


In January, Gov. Brown released his proposal for the 2014/15 state budget. It included a plan to increase funding for the CSU by about 5%.

That is much less than the CSU Board of Trustees requested, and much less than the CSU needs.

Throughout the recession years, the state’s commitment to our public university system was slashed radically—by about $1 billion.

The result has been huge growth in class sizes, rising tuition and mushrooming work demands on those of us who teach students. This threatens our ability to provide quality higher education on the 23 CSU campuses.

California students who should be in a four-year college and who want a college degree have been turned away and are still being turned away from our state university system.

CFA and other CSU supporters have been sending messages and paying visits to decision-makers at the State Capitol to make the case for much more funding for the CSU.

In early May, Gov. Brown will release a revised budget plan for the coming year that could include stepped up funding.

Let Gov. Jerry Brown know that we need him to include a bigger investment in the California State University in the 2014/15 state budget.

Please follow this TAKE ACTION link, to send a message to the governor today.