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2016 Updates

Show Your Support on Feb. 10

Fellow Huskies,

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
UConn Advocates

Appropriations Hearing Details

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Legislative Office Building, Room 2C
Hartford, CT

3:30 P.M. UConn supporters arrive at Room 2C
4:00 P.M. Public Hearing - Higher Education Panels


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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.