Petition to protect higher education in Illinois

Even though we’re well into FY16, there’s still no higher education budget. And nine public Illinois universities are currently educating 200,000 students—the state’s future leaders.

The stalemate undermines not just universities, but the state’s future. After all, an educated workforce is essential to Illinois’s long-term economic health. That makes higher education funding a requirement, not a luxury.

So we need to keep exerting pressure on lawmakers. The importance of education funding must remain top of mind when they’re voting.

Please consider signing this statewide petition in support of higher education.

Your voice is critical to higher education. Let it be heard. Lawmakers need to know that you—their constituents—expect and deserve a healthy public higher education system.

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