UConn-AAUP Update: February 14, 2023


Dear AAUP Members, the forecast for Wednesday looks great for a Rally!!!

The agenda for Wednesday (15th) is as follows:

10:00 am – Students walk out of class – Storrs, Regional and UCH students

10:45 am – Students board buses at Storrs for the north steps of the State Capitol – 1,110 have signed up to take buses. Students at regionals are coordinating how to get to the Capitol.

12:00 pm – Student led rally – Jeffrey Ogbar is on the speaking agenda

12:45 pm – Students march to Legislative Office Building Room 2C, D and E to hear President Maric present to the Appropriations Committee

1:30 pm – President Maric addresses Appropriations hearing

2:30 pm – Students board buses back to Storrs

How you can participate:

  1. Attend the Rally – park where you can or take alternate means to get to the rally. Please let Michael Bailey know if you are attending. Look for the UConn-AAUP sign at the rally to pick up a T-shirt. Travel light – no backpacks!!
  2. Submit written testimony – follow the link to the toolkitPlease let Michael Bailey know if you are submitting testimony.
  3. Provide in-person or virtual testimony. Three people have committed to testifying: Jeffrey Ogbar, Oskar Harmon and Louise Simmons. If you would like to testify in person or virtual, first let Michael Bailey, then follow the directions below:

 Individuals who wish to testify must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.  Registration will close on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.  Speaker order of approved registrants will be posted on the Appropriations Committee website on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. under Public Hearing Testimony. 

In solidarity,

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

UConn-AAUP President

Michael Bailey

UConn-AAUP Executive Director

Tel 860.487.0450