Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The SGA is Inviting You To Annapolis!!!

The following message is being brought to you by the UMD Student Government Association (SGA).

Dear Terp,

The University of Maryland needs your help and your voice.

Last year, tuition came dangerously close to being raised by more than 10%, due to massive cuts to our funding from the state. But thanks in part to the efforts of students rallying on this campus and effectively lobbing legislators, our funding was restored and our tuition spared.

This year, the University System of Maryland faces $20 million dollars in cuts. Without this investment, we will not be able to move forward with the programs that are essential for a quality education for students now and into the future.

FEBRUARY 28: Come to Annapolis to defend UMD's future of excellence!

  • Free transportation to Annapolis
  • Rally in front of the State House with Governor Martin O'Malley! 
  • Learn how to lobby in Free Lobby Training by experts
  • Sit down with individual Delegates and Senators to represent the students of Maryland
  • Meet your fellow students from universities around the state
  • Get a FREE lunch
  • Defend the future of the Terp!
Sign up today! http://www.studentsformd.com/register.html

Buses will leave around 8:30 am and will return to campus 2:30 pm. The rally with Governor O'Malley will be at 1pm. Notes from the President's Office excusing your absences will be available upon request.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to have your elected officials hear your voice and why our education is so important. Please register by 2/15 to guarantee transportation.

Thank you,
Your Student Government Association

Please direct your questions to: James Jalandoni, SGA Director of Governmental Affairs, james.jalandoni@gmail.com