ACTION ALERT MUST DO: NEIU/UPI Press Conference and Rally, Th 3/16 at 10:30 LWH Front Porch

UPI – this is a must do action alert for a UPI and NEIUnited Press Conference Thursday, March 16 at 10:45 on the LWH Steps (Front Porch) Facing Bryn Mawr. Speakers will start at around 11:00.

Please circulate this announcement in classes, bring your students and be there yourselves. Do you have a 10:50 class? Please bring them to this event.

Speakers will address the budget crisis, imposed furloughs over spring break, and how closing campus will affect students and all members of the NEIU community. Please turn out so we have a presence for the press! And the word is, wear black!

(There will be snacks!)

REMEMBER: supporting events like this is key to minimizing the furlough threat and putting pressure on to get a state budget. And . . .

check out this note from Mobilization Committee and Constituency Rep Nancy Matthews:

Students, union members and friends have been organizing like crazy to get this together. We want to make a major visual impact for media, and our own campus community and neighborhood. We need your bodies and voices!

  • Come out! Bring your 10:50 class!
  • Wear black (black armbands will be available).
  • Bring a sign, a rattle, and your voice!

We will have a few speakers, including students, UPI and AFSCME members.