Georgia college students and employees are planning to gather at the State Capitol on Monday morning in an effort to show legislators and their fellow citizens how they feel about proposed cuts to the University System of Georgia.
Georgia Highlands’ Jesse Bishop, an assistant professor of English, said he and several other faculty and staff members will be traveling to Atlanta to participate in the rally, and he knows of other students and educators from around the state that are planning to join them.
One of the online groups leading the effort, Georgia Students for Higher Public Education, has about 4,000 members representing dozens of Georgia colleges and high schools from around the state. Along with a half-dozen other groups, they have been encouraging Georgians to write letters and make phone calls since proposed cuts were first announced last month.
The rally at the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, and while the legislator will not be in session, GSHPE has lined up several speakers to address those in attendance.