Occupy Education

On March 1st many students gathered at UC Berkeley, in the rain for a day of action in support of education. An article about the action was written here. And a video of our Stanford crew speaking in support of the action is there too (1 min)

A group of dedicated individuals, along with a member of our Stanford community, Peter McDonald, marched from Berkeley to Sacramento, converging on the state capitol on March 5th. Thousands of protesters joined to speak out against the proposed state budget, against cuts to education and a weak response to calls for reforming the tax code. In the afternoon several hundred of us entered the capitol and occupied the state capitol. It was an incredible experience, and the atmosphere of respect and nonviolence embraced by the activist was inspiring. We worked in groups to draft a list of demands, and all voted on the top 5. Supporting the Millionare’s Tax, and using that money to close the gap on education cuts was unanimously supported. Pictures and video from the event, along with some banners we hung on Stanford campus to spread awareness are posted here.

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