"I thought that this was hands down the best conference concerning issues that face us students. I would definitely suggest this conference to other schools."
-2009 LegCon participant
2010 has the potential of being a historic year for higher education. Imagine, a federal student aid system that prioritizes college affordability over bank subsidies, the college doors thrown open for thousands of deserving undocumented students, and state leaders valuing higher education in both campaign speeches and budgets. Sound like fiction? Only if we fail to act!
We have at our fingertips a sweeping student aid reform bill in the U.S. Senate, the DREAM Act picking up steam in Congress, and grassroots organizing trainings and conferences on the horizon for students to learn how to win real policy victories and prepare for the 2010 election. With these opportunities before us, now is the time to come together and fight to make education a right!
One of the best ways to take advantage of this crucial moment is to attend USSA's 41st annual Grassroots Legislative Conference and National Student Lobby Day (LegCon) March 20-23, 2010 in Washington, DC. At LegCon, you will have the opportunity to:
* Explore a variety of student issues, from federal budget items to student/worker solidarity.
* Learn how to build student power on your campus.
* Make new friends and network with student government and organizational leaders.
* Make your voice heard by lobbying your elected officials on student issues.
* Have fun!
Visit the USSA website to learn more about LegCon and how you can bring a delegation from your campus! The early registration deadline is Feb. 12th, so act fast.
From all of the USSA staff and officers, we're excited to see you all in DC!
Angela Peoples, Cedric Lawson, Danny Montes, Deven Anderson, Gaby Madriz, Gregory Cendana, Jake Stillwell, Lindsay McCluskey, Maria Escobar, Monique Teal, Try Onaghise-Coburn