California College Students to rally for higher educational funding

10,000 college students from across California are expected to converge in Sacramento Monday, March 5th, to march and rally for more funding for higher education, and the protection of the Cal Grant program for students.
 
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Thousands of California College Students to rally Monday for higher educational funding

Sacramento, CA (March 3, 2012)- Close to 10,000 college students from across California are expected to converge on the state capitol Monday to rally for increased funding for higher education and legislation that will provide financial relief for students and their families.  The students will start the “Fund Our Future” event with a march starting at Southside Park at 10 a.m. and end at the state Capitol Building where the rally will be held at 11 a.m.
   The students are rallying to have Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature increase higher education funding, protect the Cal Grant program, and provide financial relief to students and their families.
    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will address what is expected to be one of the largest rallies of its type in recent California history. Other speakers include John Perez, Speaker of the Assembly, and Darrell Steinberg, President Pro Tem.
      The event is being organized by three official state student associations—The Student Senate for California Community Colleges, The California State Student Association, and the University of California Student Association. Collectively they represent millions of college students and their families across the state. It is the first time in years that the three organizations have come together for a single event in Sacramento.
      The UC Student Association will also be holding its annual Lobby Day on Monday, when UC students will meet with legislators to advocate reversing cuts to higher education, protecting the Cal Grant program, and passing the idle Class Scholarship Act.
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