The Student Government Association is asking students to write letters to
the state legislature asking for help for higher education in
SGA representatives will be in the UC Plaza from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Wednesday with paper and envelopes for students to write to legislators in
Nashville, SGA President Will Carver said. The letters will be collected
and mailed on Thursday.
In addition to writing supplies, a 1-800 number will be available to
students, so they can go home and phone the legislature and make their
opinions known, Carver said.
The letter-writing campaign is a result of former SGA Sen. William Kotas'
bill earlier in the semester to sponsor a booth in the UC for the same
In order for the legislature to do something for higher education,
Tennessee's revenue structure needs to be changed, Carver said. He also
said the state has seen economic growth, but different entities in the
state are not receiving any money, and hopes students can do something
about the situation.
Carver said a strong effort has been made by SGA so far, and he wants
students to speak with their parents about voicing their concerns to the
legislature as well.
"I think it's probably the most important cause that student government
could be involved with in the next year," Carver said.
SGA sponsors letter-writing
Published: Tue Apr 27, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:51 p.m.