AAUP invites CFA members: Sign open letter opposing federal budget cuts, deadline June 13

California Faculty Association members and all higher education faculty are invited to sign an open letter to ranking members of budget committees in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

The deadline to sign the letter is June 13. AAUP will deliver the letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on June 15.

In a message distributed to academic communities nationwide, AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum explained, “The Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to the Department of Education budget by 13.5 percent and reads like a primer on how to destroy higher education and research.”

According to the AAUP, the proposed federal budget would gut student-loan forgiveness, subsidized student loans, and the federal work study program.

It also would slash research and public service provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Fulbright program, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, among many other federal entities.

Read and add your name to the open letter, deadline June 13.