APSCUF faculty and coaches believe higher education should be affordable, and we stand behind the Pennsylvania Promise plan to make it so. We’ll be rallying 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, and we want you to stand with us. We’re offering complimentary transportation and lunch to State System students, faculty, and coaches who share our view that students who have the aptitude and desire to go to college shouldn’t be priced out of the opportunity. For information about rides to the rally, contact your university’s APSCUF chapter. The Pennsylvania Promise would cover state-related and community-college students as well, and anyone who supports the cause — high school students, state-related or community-college students, parents, legislators, etc. — are welcome at the event.

What should you bring to the rally? Your voice! A handmade sign would be fantastic, too. If you forget yours, we’ll have a few on hand that day. We’d also love for you to share your story in advance. Pennsylvania Promise will pass it along to Gov. Tom Wolf to encourage him to support the legislation already introduced in the House and Senate. Learn more about Pennsylvania Promise – Higher Ed and the bills at PApromise.org. Additional statistics are in this Pennsylvania Promise fact sheet. Before you board the bus, make sure you’re following Pennsylvania Promise on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Share #PApromise posts and use that hashtag and #affordablecollegenow in your discussions to help spread the word. You can even add a PA Promise overlay to your Facebook profile photo by clicking here.

The rally also will focus on student debt, and APSCUF supports legislation that eases the burden of student debt.

Questions about the rally? Email Sean Crampsie at scrampsie@apscuf.org.