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Thursday, March 3, 2011

300 Supporters of Tuition Equity gather at Oregon State Capitol

Salem, Ore.--During a Senate Education Committee hearing, 300 students, teachers, faith leaders, business owners and community members gathered at the Oregon State Capitol today to testify and show support for passage of a bipartisan Tuition Equity Bill.

Senate Bill 742, which has support from both sides of the aisle, will ensure that every Oregon student has fair access to quality and affordable higher education and will make it possible for them to pay in-state tuition, regardless of their status.

"This Tuition Equity bill follows through on the investment in Oregon’s students beyond the high-school level, raises the level of education in Oregon and infuses our public universities with more tuition dollars," said Francisco Lopez, CAUSA's Executive Director. "SB 742 guarantees that Oregon’s workforce is well-educated and well-prepared to compete in our ever-changing global economy."

Cosponsors of Senate Bill 742 include Oregon State Senators David Nelson (R-Pendleton), Frank Morse (R-Albany), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Portland/Beaverton), Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland), Rod Monroe (D-Portland), Chris Edwards (D- Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City), Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and Chip Shields (D-Portland), and Oregon State Representatives Michael Dembrow (D-Portland), Mark Johnson (R-Hood River), Bob Jenson (R-Pendleton), Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis), Betty Komp (D-Woodburn) and Chris Harker (D-Beaverton).


CAUSA Communications Department said...

Wow.. this is really nice.. Both side supporting is superb..

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