Senator Brunstetter, Governor McCrory, and State Budget Director Art Pope: Don't Defund Our Futures: No to Massive Budget Cuts and School Closings!
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State Budget Director
Art Pope
Co-Chair NC Senate Appropriations Committee
Senator Peter Brunstetter
Governor
Pat McCrory
Speaker NC House
Thom Tillis
President Pro Tempore NC Senate
Phil Berger

Senator Brunstetter, Governor McCrory, and State Budget Director Art Pope: Don't Defund Our Futures: No to Massive Budget Cuts and School Closings!

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      NC Student Power Union

The McCrory/Pope budget calls for over $135 Million to be cut from our public University system. These cuts come on top of over $400 Million in painful permanent cuts the UNC System has already absorbed. To pay for these massive cuts McCrory and Pope proposed increasing tuition for out-of-state students (which include undocumented students who pay out-of-state tuition) by up to $5,000! Simultaneously, McCrory/Pope also propose eliminating the Estate tax, which is paid by just 23 of the richest North Carolina families, but would cost the state $54 million dollars in revenue each year. Overall the cuts they proposed are made to dig the working, poor, and quickly disappearing middle class into a deeper hole while keeping wealthiest few at the top.

The day after McCrory/Pope released their budget, Senator Peter Brunstetter, co-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told the media that the Senate’s budget would likely close one or more UNC system schools. This proposal to close campuses undoubtedly targets HBCUs, and campuses within majority working class communities of color. We cannot allow these attacks to continue!
This is a call to action. Silence is complicit in consent, but we already hear a thunderous voice of opposition. Help us tell our lawmakers that we do not consent to a government that fuels the desires of the few over the needs of the many. Help us fight for the North Carolina we want to see.

To:
Art Pope, State Budget Director
Senator Peter Brunstetter, Co-Chair NC Senate Appropriations Committee
Pat McCrory, Governor
Thom Tillis, Speaker NC House
Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore NC Senate
Don't Defund Our Futures: No to Massive Budget Cuts and School Closings!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • lisa Matton NEWTON, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      I have a daughter in college. We are ruining the future of North Carolina by cutting funds to education at all levels

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    • B A CANTON, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Republican legislators will NOT infringe on my rights as a young American citizen.

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    • Kerry Goldman WEST END, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a 60 year old woman that was hit hard by the recession. I had no other choice but go back to school. I will be graduating with a Bachelors in Social Work next fall and will proceeding to the masters program. I will then be able to secure a position. Cut the waste first before cutting programs. I do not have health insurance but our elected officials do. I do not have a pension but our elected officials do.

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    • Tyler Michels RALEIGH, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      At a time when other nations are getting ahead in Education, we are deciding to cut? I say no to gutting our future.

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    • Mary Blythe Stanley FOREST CITY, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me because education or the lack of education affects every aspect of our society.

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