College students and their supporters were definitely heard loud and clear at the Capitol when it comes to the decisions that were made to improve the State Grant program. So for all of you who took time to come to meetings at the Capitol, call your legislators, present testimony, send emails and tweet — thank you!
In late April, for example, 15 student leaders from the Minnesota Association of Private College Students met with key legislators on the higher education conference committee. They spoke up about the importance of the State Grant program at acritical decision-making time in the legislative process. Throughout the session more than 250 students from private nonprofit came to the St. Paul.
Here are a few facts about the ways our advocates made a difference:
- 209 e-mail messages were sent to legislators and the governor.
- 260 meetings were held at the Capitol this session between students from nonprofit private colleges and their legislators.
- 470 hand-written notes from our students who came to the Capitol were dropped off with the governor’s office and legislative leaders.