March 4th Rally to Defend Education and Save the Cactus Cafe!

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Location: West Mall steps, UT-Austin

In response to a massive budget shortfall, slashing of funding for public education at all levels, and skyrocketing college tuition costs, students and educators up and down the state of California have been mobilizing, culminating in a call for a day of action on March 4. At the University of Texas at Austin, various colleges and departments have been laying off staff and instructors, throwing UT employees to the wolves and reducing the quality of education despite a relatively shallow budget deficit. Next came news of a 8% tuition increase over the next two years — after tuition at UT has doubled over the last decade — and the closing of the beloved Cactus Café. Now Gov. Perry is demanding another $29 million cut from UT’s budget. Enough is enough. Students and educators shouldn’t have to pay for the crisis that others created.
On March 4, join a demonstration at UT to defend public education. Come out and demand: Stop the cuts and layoffs! Protect our education! Stop raising tuition! Save the Cactus! Equal benefits for all UT employees!
Current Endorsing Organizations are:

Stop the Cuts! to Undergraduate Education
Anthropology Graduate Student Association
Students Friends of the Cactus Cafe
University Democrats
International Socialist Organization
¡ella pelea!
Texas State Employees Union
UT Student Prison Caucus
Amnesty International – UT Chapter
Join the Impact – Longhorn chapter

Please email me at if your organization would like to endorse. We are looking for as many as possible!


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