Bipartisan Tuition Equity Bill Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday Morning
Salem, Ore. -- Last week, House Bill 2787, Oregon’s bipartisan Tuition Equity Bill, was introduced at the Oregon State Legislature.
Tuition Equity (HB2787), is bi-partisan legislation that allows long-time, high-achieving Oregon high school graduates who have been accepted to an Oregon university to pay in-state tuition, regardless of their documentation status.
“This common sense bill capitalizes on our investment in Oregon students," said Francisco Lopez, Executive Director of Causa Oregon. “And HB2787 is about not letting that investment we’ve put in our K-12 students go to waste by pricing Oregon educated students out of Oregon universities where out of state tuition is triple the cost of in-state tuition.”
Lopez added, “We need to ensure that Oregon’s workforce is well-educated and well-prepared to compete in an ever-changing global economy. This bill is a means to accomplish that.”
On Wednesday, February 13th at 8:00am, HB2787 will get its first hearing of the 2013 Session:
Hearing on House Bill 2787 – Oregon’s Bipartisan Tuition Equity Bill
Oregon State Capitol
Hearing Room D
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Causa will have several people at the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to testify in favor of the bill and available for interviews by the media. Please contact Erik Sorensen, Causa’s Communications Director, at 503-488-0263 to set up interviews.
A copy of HB2787 can be found here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/13reg/measpdf/hb2700.dir/hb2787.intro.pdf
About Causa Oregon
Causa, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization is the largest Latinaand Latino civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit www.causaoregon.org