Public Higher Ed Advocacy Day 2017

Start: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 9:30 AM

End: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 2:00 PM


Are your student 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 public higher education supporters are coming together for a Day of Action to advocate for a high-quality, debt-free public higher education system for students and working families in our state.

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

Join the Public Higher Education Summit Group, Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA), Center for Education Policy and Advocacy (CEPA), UMass Student Trustees, MA State Universities Council of Presidents, Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Mass Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO), University of Massachusetts system, and PHENOM, the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, on March 1 for Advocacy Day 2017.

Wednesday March 1, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Massachusetts State House — Great Hall | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM — Registration

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM — Speaking Program

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM — Prepare for Legislative Visits

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

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM — Lunch in the Great Hall, submit feedback forms, regroup by campus, debrief

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) Reception

UMass Club, One Beacon Street | 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM — Cooldown and Student Conversations

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM — Public Higher Education Impact Reception

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.