Show Your Support on Feb. 10
The proposed state budget was released on February 3 and cuts of $31 million to the University of Connecticut (including UConn Health) have been made. Your help is needed to reverse these proposed cuts.
Please show your opposition to these cuts and support for the University by attending the appropriations committee public hearing regarding UConn’s budget on Wednesday, February 10, and don't forget to wear your UConn gear!
Pat Sheehan, Chairman
Appropriations Hearing Details
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Legislative Office Building, Room 2C
3:30 P.M. UConn supporters arrive at Room 2C
4:00 P.M. Public Hearing - Higher Education Panels
The UConn Advocates is a coalition of UConn alumni, faculty, staff,
parents, students and friends dedicated to working together to build
greater support for our University.
The UConn Advocates program is designed to strengthen relationships
between legislators and the University of Connecticut through the
action of trained advocates. Advocates will communicate to their
legislators issues of importance to the University and to higher
education in the state of Connecticut.
Advocacy efforts include numerous letter-writing campaigns, e-mails,
and constituent phone calling to legislators and town officials and an
overall show of force and support to the legislature and the governor.
After major success as a grassroots campaign organization, UConn
Advocates is now moving into another phase. The Advocates need to
continue being proactive regarding upcoming opportunities for the
University of Connecticut. In order to make this goal a reality UConn
Advocates needs more members who are willing to be leaders in their
districts. We’re looking for friends of the University who are willing
to contact legislators and local media outlets to let the voice of
those who are concerned about the institution be heard. Over the next
few years UConn Advocates will become a driving force concerning
numerous issues relating to the University of Connecticut and its
programs and schools.