Be there: Faculty, Students, Chancellor, Assembly Speaker & Senate Pro Tem to rally April 4 for needed CSU funding

“This is a critical moment for California’s public higher education system,” says CFA President Jennifer Eagan. “The state has the money it would take to restore much of the damage done to the CSU over the past decade, and everyone who knows how important that is needs to speak up now.”

To that end, one week from today California State University students, faculty and supporters will converge on the State Capitol in Sacramento to tell Governor Brown—the CSU needs him to make a genuine commitment to public higher education.

Eagan, CFA Vice President Charles Toombs, and other CSU faculty and student speakers will be joined at a mid-day rally by CSU Chancellor Timothy White, CSU Board of Trustees Chair Rebecca Eisen, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, and labor and community supporters.

All of them agree the California State University needs stronger state support to play its key role in California’s future. 

Members of Students for Quality Education will start the day early with a 6-8 am picket line outside the Governor’s Mansion a few blocks from the Capitol. They will call on the governor to #FundTheDream.

Starting at 10 am, on the north side of the Capitol near L and 11th Streets, attendees will experience the Augmented Reality Art of Sol Collective, including spoken word and dance. Pop-up art installations will appear by CFA & Students for Quality Education. The rally will happen at the same north Capitol location, starting late morning.