Is this something that UVM could become involved in? It would be a great
way in which to bring people together. If anyone out there is
interested, e mail me, 'cuz I am.
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Subject: MARCH 14 DAY OF ACTION (PLEASE FORWARD)
March 14 National DAY OF ACTION
Mar. 27-Apr. 2 Week of Action
Colleges around the country are now mobilizing for a National Day of
Action to Defend Access to Education, including Affirmative Action,
financial aid, and immigrants' rights on March 14. For campuses whose
schedules conflict, students have agreed on alternate dates from on March
27-April 2. We are writing to ask you to participate.
In March of 1995, more than 180 student groups across the nation took
action against the "Contract with America." We built nationwide resistance
to the cuts and drew national attention to student organizing. But we have
much more to accomplish.
A toxic atmosphere of scapegoating and intimidation still exists,
targeted against students, people of color, and gays and lesbians
especially. Cuts to financial aid and social welfare programs, laws
inhibiting immigrants' rights, the elimination of affirmative action and
increased funding for prisons are still viewed by politicians as ways to
gain support in this election year. In California, such proposals are
going into effect, and students are on the move.
Believing that it will again be important to mobilize nationwide,
student gatherings at Howard University, UNC Chapel Hill, and UC Berkeley
have agreed on a unified date for national action. The Center for Campus
Organizing, in conjunction with other endorsers, is distributing flyers and
an organizing packet for March 14 coalitions. We ask you to join us and
hundreds of organizations to activate your campus on this date.
Endorsed as of 2/7/96 by: National Rainbow Coalition, Canadian
Federation of Students, Four Winds Student Movement, UC Student
Association, Diversity in Action at UC Berkeley, Democratic Socialists of
America Youth Section, Speak Out!...
* To receive a copy of the calls to action, an updated list of endorsers,
a list of human contacts, organizing information, and an ENDORSEMENT FORM,
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discussion list, we encourage you to share organizing ideas with others.
In the first week of February, 300 people from 135 campuses joined this
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