Fellow Students,

Thanksgiving Break is in arms reach, with the semester soon to follow. I wanted to update you on opportunities and initiatives the Illinois Student Senate is leading.
The state budget crisis is dire, and the lack of state funding for Monetary Awards Program (MAP) grants and our University has put us all at a disadvantage. We need your help to ensure that over 6,000 students on our campus receive their MAP grants, and that our University is able to operate without major cuts. Here are some things you can do:
  • Call your legislator's office and let them know that you support higher education and want them to take action to pass funding for MAP and the University of Illinois.
  • Follow the "Budget Cuts Mean Us” campaign on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated with the current state of the budget and its effects on higher ed. 
If you or your RSO are interested in taking action, please reply to this email. We need to come together in this unprecedented time to fight for our peers and our University.
In addition, please join me tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00pm in Illini Room A for a public forum where I will talk about current challenges facing students and the university. My team will take your questions and solicit your thoughts and ideas. We hope you can join us! Join the Facebook event here.
Lastly, the Illinois Student Senate is proposing a new constitution as a fall referendum. This new document would include a popularly elected President and Vice President and fix some inefficiencies from our current governing document. Please sign our petition to put the document on the ballot. You can find the petition and proposed constitution here.
In Orange and Blue,
Mitch Dickey
Student Body President
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