Friday, November 03, 2006

Rutgers College Governing Association Urges Students to Make Their Voices Heard

Daily Targum, Friday, 11.3.2006 - Recent cuts in educational funding have prompted the Rutgers College Governing Association to remind students that both their voices and votes can have a powerful influence on state lawmakers.

"The last thing we want is another cut like last year," stated association chair, Karen Gilbert. "In an ideal world, every student would meet with their legislators."

Association members have been busy distributing the League of Women Voters' "New Jersey Citizens Guide to Government" which contains contact information on statewide representatives as well as the basics on the state political process.

"By having students contact their legislators and express their concern, that knowledge will be carried to the budget decision in January," said senior Sharo Atmeh, the association parliamentarian.

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