Press Release

Sims, Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, Students and Advocates to rally against MAP grant cuts

02/23/2016

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus
www.IllinoisLegislativeBlackCaucus.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR MORE INFORMATION:
February 23rd, 2016
o. 217-782-3012
c. 217-741-5692
Larry Luster lluster@senatedem.ilga.gov


Recently, Governor Rauner for the second time vetoed funding for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant program, which provides college tuition assistance to more than 130,000 low-income students throughout Illinois. The students who receive tuition support are scholastic achievers who are working toward accumulating the credentials needed for a good-paying job.

Students, legislators and higher education advocates will rally together against the governor’s clear message that he doesn’t care about qualified students who need help achieving a quality education.

The details of the rally are below:

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Chicago State University – Student Union Rotunda – 9501 South King Drive, Chicago

Date: Saturday, Feb 27th, 2016

Who: Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, Student Leaders, higher education advocates

What: Legislators, students and community advocates standing together, demanding the General Assembly act on the MAP grant funding override.



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