Assembly Bill 955 (Williams) is a misguided bill that creates a two-tier fee system and gives students who can afford to pay about $200 a unit — rather than the current fee of $46 — access to courses that lower-income students cannot afford. Fee waivers granted to our neediest students could not be applied to these pricier courses. Last year, we worked together to pass Proposition 30. The result is that community colleges are regaining the funding stability and resources necessary to begin adding back course sections that will provide access to those needing education and training. Creating a system of haves and have-nots is no way to educate our state!
Let your voice be heard!
AB 955 will be heard in committee this Monday, July 1
PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!
Please contact the Senate Appropriations Committee members listed below and urge them to OPPOSE AB 955. All you need to say is “I am calling to urge Senator ___ to vote NO on AB 955. This bill devastates equitable access to Community Colleges.”
2013-2014 SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
|de León, Kevin (D), Chair||22 – Los Angeles|
|Gaines, Ted (R)||1 – Roseville|
|Hill, Jerry (D)||13 – San Mateo|
|Lara, Ricardo (D)||33 – Bell Gardens|
|Padilla, Alex (D)||20 – Pacoima|
|Steinberg, Darrell (D)||6 – Sacramento|
|Walters, Mimi (R), Vice Chair||37 – Laguna Nigel|