UPUA To Host We Are Worth Funding Day Of Action

UPUA will host a “We Are Worth Funding” day of action on Friday in 111 HUB from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with an initiative from the Penn State Grassroots Network. Grassroots Network Director Alan Janesch presented to UPUA Wednesday night on the importance of legislative advocacy.

The WAWF day of action will allow students to send letters to their respective state legislators advocating for issues the university prioritizes on its legislative agenda. UPUA’s 11th assembly revived the WAWF campaign under the Ford-Jordan platform in conjunction with other student organizations like Lion Ambassadors, the Blue & White Society, College Republicans, and College Democrats. The campaign aims to create a stronger relationship between students and legislators to gain support for increased state appropriations for the university.

“This is an opportunity for students to make their voices heard,” UPUA Director of Governmental Affairs Courtney Hummel said in a press release. “We need to take action and let our elected officials in Harrisburg know how funding impacts our education. It’s really a chance for us to tell our story and to spread the message that the University and its students are worth funding.”

All students are welcome to attend the day of action festivities, which will feature snacks and pizza. UPUA also encourages students to use #WeAreWorthFunding to promote the event on social media. If you can’t make it to the HUB, you can show your support of these initiatives to legislators using this online form from the Grassroots Network.

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