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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:
- 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!!
- Submit written testimony – follow the link to the toolkit. Please let Michael Bailey know if you are submitting testimony.
- 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.
Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar
UConn-AAUP Executive Director