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Activities to support the Cherish Act


Dear Colleague,

I hope you can support the Cherish Act by participating in these activities.  If you have yet to contact your state legislators, please do so now (see here).  

► April 30th at 10:00 a.m. in room A1 at the State House in Boston the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Higher Education will be holding a public hearing on the Cherish Act. We need to pack the hearing room to show the legislature that they must increase funding for public higher education.  The Debt-free college bills (for students) will also be heard. You can meet for coffee at the MTA office at 20 Ashburton Place at 9 am if you want.   

Please RSVP here:

May 2, 12 noon:  Legislative Lunch in Ballroom A, campus center.  Discuss the Cherish Act with legislators, discuss how the budget cuts have affected you, and get support for this legislation. 

May 16th – Rally & Day of Action

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to repair the persistent funding inequality that exists in our schools. In mid-May legislators will be in the middle of their annual budget debate and they will be thinking about how much money they can put into our schools, colleges and universities. Come to Boston to show legislators that they must deliver legislation that fully funds our schools now.

The MTA is organizing a full afternoon of events from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the State House, including a teach-in, followed by a major rally and march around the State House starting at 5 p.m.

Register for the May 16th events (note:  free transportation is not available in Boston); if your time is limited, come to the rally if not the other events:

RSVP today for the 5/16 #FundOurFuture Rally at the State House . Free bus transportation is available.


Marlene Kim

President, FSU

Professor, Economics

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