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Tell our legislators: ‘Step up state funding for The People’s University!’

While the State Assembly added $101 million more in funding for the CSU in its 2016-17 State Budget plan, the State Senate did not. Five conferees each from the Assembly and Senate are meeting now, trying to hammer out a common plan on a range of topics including funding for the CSU.

CFA is calling on supporters of the CSU to contact our own elected leaders and ask them to apply pressure on the conferees to approve the extra funding.

Click here to send your letter

CFA President Jennifer Eagan noted that the request for funding above Gov. Brown’s plan is needed to offer more classes and hire more faculty. She says:

We believe that the additional investment in the CSU will support our shared goal of investing in quality instruction and increasing access to our university system.

After lawmakers finish their work and vote on a proposed budget by June 15, it heads to Gov. Brown for his signature. At that point, voices will need to be raised again to encourage the governor to sign.

Learn more in the State Budget area of the CFA web site.

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