Students Plan Walkout Against Fee Hikes
April 18, 2007 4:42 PM
With spring break over and a new faculty contract decided, the California Faculty Association and many SF State students are now turning their attention toward fighting a registration fee hike.
A walkout is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. in Malcolm X Plaza to raise awareness among the CSU Board of Trustees that students disagree with their vote to raise fees.
Since the announcement last month of the fee increase, a number of students from various organizations on campus have come together to find possible solutions to the fee increases within the CSU system. One of these solutions includes walkouts on many of the CSU campuses, including CSU East Bay, where a walkout is planned for April 24.
As of Wednesday, April 18 the Associated Students Inc. agenda did not include a discussion on the walkout.
"ASI has not taken an official stance [on the walkout]," Asella Donovan-Blood, ASI Senior class representative said. "But as individuals we stand against [the fee increases]."
Donovan-Blood, who also interns for the CFA at SF State, said that the Northern California plan of action is to take these issues to Sacramento on May 9 to lobby against further proposed fee increases.
The student body needs to keep registration fees low so that every student can have access to an education, said Lacy MacAley, a senior international relations major and ASI elections commissioner.
Professors have been encouraged by the CFA to be supportive of the efforts by announcing or bringing their classes to scheduled walkout meetings and rallies.
Students are also encouraged to contact state elected officials to voice their concerns via phone calls, e-mail, and faxes.
Congressman Tom Lantos' office, which represents SF State, said Wednesday it would have to investigate the issue further before it could comment.
Further information about the walkout will be available Thursday April 19 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the top floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center in room T-161.
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