Monterey Bay CFA Chapter visits local representatives about CSU funding & key bills

APRIL 2017—The Monterey Bay CFA Chapter met with Assemblymember Mark Stone last Thursday, to carry the message locally that is also being made at the State Capitol this week.

“We were happily surprised to see he had carefully read our Equity Interrupted Report,” notes Rafael Gomez, CFA Associate Vice President-elect, who has long-chaired CFA at Monterey Bay and was on the visit to Stone.

“It served as a point of reference to our discussion on tuition increases, the CSU budget and CFA’s legislative priorities. I believe we can count on his support,” said Gomez.

Faculty are talking with them about the critical need for greater state funding for the CSU as well as about CFA-sponsored legislation now under consideration.

CFA’s report, “Equity Interrupted” demonstrates how, as our classrooms have grown more diverse, our state’s investment per student has been cut almost in half. This has a big impact on our students, and CFA wants our elected officials to be aware of it.

More CFA campus chapters are planning similar visits; contact your campus CFA Chapter to join in this very rewarding and important work.

PHOTO: Monterey Bay CFA Chapter delegation Frauke Loewensen, Assemblymember Mark Stone, Rafael Gomez, and CFA Field Representative Maureen Loughran