Thousands to March in Los Angeles on Saturday in Support of Free Community College

Friday, September 29, 2017

(Los Angeles)  –  On Saturday, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago will join thousands of youth, students, union members, and activists in Downtown Los Angeles for a march in support of free community college.

WHAT:

March to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 19 (Santiago), legislation that would allow community colleges to grant a tuition-free education to first time, full time community college students throughout California.

WHO:

The Honorable Miguel Santiago, Assemblymember, 53rd District (D-Los Angeles)
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, AFT Local 2521
California for Progress
Bernie Sanders Brigade
We March Party
Lauren Steiner, The Robust Opposition
Gavin Pierce, Local Activist & Lead March Organizer
Rhiannon McGavin, Activist & Youth Poet Laureate
Students to share stories

WHEN:

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

WHERE:

Meet At:

Pershing Square
532 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

March To:

Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

*** See flier for additional details ***

WHY:

After passing the California legislature with bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 19 (Santiago) is awaiting action by Governor Brown. 

AB 19 will allow California Community Colleges to waive fees for first time, full time community college students for one year – boosting enrollment and graduation rates; expanding access to financial aid while decreasing student debt; and supporting California’s business climate by addressing the shortage of college-educated workers needed to sustain the state’s workforce.

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly’s Communications and Conveyance Committee, and a member of both the Assembly Higher Education Committee and the California Latino Legislative Caucus. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon.