Public Higher Ed Advocacy Day 2018

Start: March 05, 201810:00 AM

End: March 05, 2018 2:00 PM

Location:Massachusetts State House24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133

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Are your tuition and fees too high? Do you and your family struggle to afford college? Are you worried about how student debt will affect the future for you and your children?

Are you an adjunct faculty member working for low pay and no health insurance? Are you a staff person who has seen their pay erode? Are you concerned that the yearly budget cuts by the state are hurting the education you can provide your students?

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, future students, community members and activists are coming together to advocate for long overdue funding increases for public higher education and a #DebtFreeFuture for public college students and their families in Massachusetts.

NO LOBBYING EXPERTISE NEEDED. We will train you to advocate effectively using your own stories.

Join the Public Higher Education Summit Group, Center for Education Policy and Advocacy (CEPA), Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents, Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office, University of Massachusetts system, and PHENOM, the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, on March 5th for Advocacy Day 2018.

Monday, March 5th, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 2:00PM

Massachusetts State House — Great Hall

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM — Registration

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM — Speaking Program

11:15 AM to 11:30 AM — Mock Legislative Meeting

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM — Visit with Your Legislators

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM — Lunch in the Great Hall and Closing Speakers

Please include your address where you are registered to vote. This will help us determine which Senate and House districts our advocates represent.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. Contact PHENOM at to find out the transportation accommodations from your campus.