For Immediate Release
February 22, 2013
THE ANNUAL MARCH ON THE CAPITOL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 4th.
In an effort to congregate students and empower them to lobby legislators, the EAVP office is organizing a trip to Sacramento, CA.
By Ada Gu, ASUC Office of the External Affairs Vice President
BERKELEY, Calif.— The Office of the External Affairs Vice President will be organizing a delegation of up to 100 students to march on the Capitol on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 AM. Students will arrive on Channing Circle (the intersection of Channing Way and Piedmont Avenue), assembly onto the buses, and travel to Sacramento in order to take part in an organized march in collaboration with the University of California Students Association.
Students will have the opportunity to express their concerns directly to their legislators, and interact with their staff. “This will be a unique opportunity for students to interact with Sacramento Lawmakers,” said UC Berkeley External Affairs Vice President Shahryar Abassi. “This opportunity comes only once every year for students, and we must seize this opportunity.”
All interested Berkeley students must fill out the interest form in order to take part in the march. The form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MarchonMarch2013.
Students will miss the entire day of classes on Monday, March 4th and should be preparations with their professors and instructors about how best to address this. We urge all students to join us on this day and make a united effort with Student Senate of California Community Colleges and California State Student Association.
The ASUC External Affairs Vice President’s office works as the official branch of UC Berkeley’s student government to advocate for students on the local, state, and national levels.