With California leading the nation in tuition increases after years of cuts, thousands of students, teachers, parents, and workers kicked off a week of actions, rallies and events to make the 1% pay to refund education, jobs, essential services, and a better future for the next generation.
The Occupy Education week kicked off on March 1st with over 30 on-campus actions across the state and will culminate on March 5th when thousands of activists will descend on Sacramento to Occupy the Capitol. Additionally, dozens of activists launched a 99 Mile March from Oakland to Sacramento.
As reported by the AP, "The protesters are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to reject any budget deal that includes higher education cuts or tuition increases. They also want the governor to support a ballot measure that would raise taxes on millionaires to pay for education and social services."
We'll see you on March 5!