HBCU Alumni, Students And Supporters To Rally On Capitol Hill
HBCU alumni are standing up and coming together and our true numbers are in the millions collectively. April 27 we are heading to Capitol Hill for a National Day of Action to increase support for black institutions of higher learning.
The direct-action was organized to ensure accountability by the White House and members of Congress to not only maintain funding but increase resources to HBCUs – pillar institutions to educating and supporting thousands.
— HBCU Collective (@hbcucollective) March 22, 2017
The HBCU National Day of Action is organized by the HBCU Collective, a group of alumni, students, and friends of HBCUs who work in politics and advocacy and are determined to preserve, support and grow HBCUs.
On April 27, the HBCU Collective expects to galvanize support from more than 100 HBCUs across the nation on Capitol Hill to advocate their members of Congress. And engage thousands through an online and social media-based outreach to urge them to call, write and tweet their federal and state elected officials to make HBCUs a priority in state legislative sessions and in Congress.
We will be there, will you? Calling current, past and future HBCU Students, parents of students and supports. Our community needs us! Join the movement.
HBCU Collective plans to host meetings with elected officials and staff members in their home districts and in the districts of HBCUs to make allocating funding and resources a priority during this Congressional session, and every session in the future. Cited from Amsterdamnews.com
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