The Student Government Association is holding a Phone-a-Thon where students

can call their state legislators and talk with them about funding for

higher education in Tennessee.

The event, which will last from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, will take place in

the Student Organizations Suite in the University Center.

SGA will be distributing a toll-free phone number to students so they can

contact their representative in Nashville and voice their concerns about

funding for higher education.

Signs pointing in the direction of the Phone-a-Thon will be posted

downstairs in the UC in order to get students' attention, SGA President

Will Carver said.

The toll-free number being given out goes to a general state Senate

operator. A five-digit extension must be entered for the call to be routed

to a specific legislator's office. These extension numbers will be

available for students to use, Carver said.

Carver said it is important for students to come by and call, because "the

legislature's obviously hearing from the people who are opposed to tax

reform," and students must make their voices heard as constituents.