23 Campuses - 412,000 students - 412,000 voices - 1 Campaign
The Bucks Start Here campaign is a grassroots effort started by the California State Student Association intended to draw attention to the disinvestment of public higher education in California. The campaign was launched on November 7, 2011 by Associated Students (ASI) at San Diego State University and will end on March 5, 2012 with ASI at Sac State. This campaign gives students the opportunity to convey how the cuts to higher education have diminished their college experience. Students will write their stories on the back of a mock $650 million dollar bill. The money box holding the bills will travel up the state, stopping at each CSU campus and will eventually land at the State Capitol. The bills will be delivered to the Governor during the annual March for Higher Education on March 5th.
Funding higher education is the not only the “right,” thing to do but disinvesting in higher education puts all Californians in jeopardy. If fewer Californians can access college then our workforce will be less prepared in the future. The Public Policy Institute of California projects by 2025 there will be a shortfall of one million college graduates in California needed to fill job demands. We also know that for every $1 the state invests in the CSU, $5.43 is generated in economic activity which proves that the bucks actually start here.
Ask your local Associated Students for more information about when the box will arrive on your campus.
If you would like more information about the campaign contact CSSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Sean Richards, at email@example.com.
The Bucks Start Here in the CSU!