FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 24, 2015
Sarah Lovenheim: Sarah.Lovenheim@younginvincibles.org, 585.746.8281
[Columbus] – Ohio has slashed spending per college student by 10 percent since the Great Recession. This week, college students from across Ohio are fighting back. At a press conference next to the Statehouse on Wednesday, roughly 100 college students will call on their state legislators to bring the state’s higher education back to pre-Recession levels.
Following the press conference, the students will visit state legislators and highlight the impact of disinvestment in higher education — and ask for investment to return to pre-recesssion levels.
The day of action will include member meetings that will give students an opportunity to connect directly with key lawmakers to share how they are impacted by cuts to higher education.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 11 a.m. ET
WHAT: Press conference ahead of afternoon meetings with lawmakers.
WHERE: The Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Room 1920 (19th floor)
Justin Yeater of Young Invincibles
Rob Lierenz of Kent State
Kevin McNair of the Ohio Student Association
Rep. Dan Ramos (OH-56)
Rep. Kathleen Clyde (OH-75)
The event is timed to a national week of action that is part of a national Young Invincibles campaign — dubbed the Student Impact Project — to get state legislatures across the country reinvesting in higher education.
Please be in touch if you would like to speak with a policy expert ahead of Wednesday’s day of action.