Students rally for Higher Education Day

by News Editor Ashley Remkus

Higher Education Day is the one time each year Alabama college students come together to have their voices heard. Although many universities are represented by students from each seeking funding for their respective schools, the objective is seeking support for all higher education.

Rallying through the streets and shouting on the state capital steps is a great way to get the attention of lawmakers. However, when the chants are silenced and Montgomery becomes a normal capital city again, college students’ concerns are often forgotten.

When I attended Higher Education Day last year, speeches made on the capital steps indicated students would vote lawmakers out of office if funding for Alabama’s public universities did not increase. Speakers also encouraged students to contact their legislators personally to express concerns about college costs.

If the end of the Higher Education Day rally marks the end of students caring about funding for their universities, the marching makes no difference. Students must tell those in power what they expect, need and deserve.

Contact Lawmakers:

Lynn Greer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 256-247-5059

Phillip Pettus

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 256-757-6679

Marcel Black

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 256-381-5277