What Minnesota students will do at the Capitol Monday to support the Pell Grant

Calling out from here to Washington

Just got this from the state’s two largest student organizations:

Minnesota Students to Deliver 3,500 Signature Petition Opposing Pell Grant Cuts

Students from the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) and the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) collected more than 3,500 signatures in opposition to the U.S. House of Representatives’ proposal to cut the Pell Grant Program by $4.2 billion.

MSUSA and MSCSA will hold a press conference on Monday, November 14th at 10:00am in room 125 of the State Capitol. MSUSA State Chair Amanda Bardonner and MSCSA President Geoff Dittberner will call on the Minnesota Congressional delegation to preserve eligibility for the Pell program. In addition, Pell recipients from each association that would see drastic cuts to their grants if the House proposal became law will be on hand to share their story.

After the press conference, the petition and a joint letter of opposition will be submitted to the offices of each Minnesota member of Congress as well as the White House. Students will be available for interviews after the conclusion of the press conference.