Take Action: As debate over next state budget heats up, send email to help the CSU

Let them know the CSU needs a $325 million funding increase

As the June 15 deadline approaches, debate is intensifying over what should be included in California’s 2017-18 State Budget.

To date, more than 2000 email messages from CSU advocates have gone to members of the legislature arguing for the $325 million increase in funding requested by the CSU Trustees and Chancellor. More are needed.

Now, it is in the hands of the Legislative Conference Committee, which helps get those decisions made. It is a group of Assembly members and Senators who try to resolve outstanding differences over what should be funded and how much—and they started meeting last week. Public higher education is on their agenda.

Add your voice. Send an email to let the Legislative Conference Committee know the CSU needs a $325 million funding increase over the current year.

In your message you can let them know the CSU needs money for tenure-line teaching positions and to head off a 5% tuition hike on undergraduate students.

Take action now: Send a message to your state Assemblymember and Senator!