Fund our Future Phone + Email Zap
On Wednesday, June 16th, students from the three campuses of the University of Michigan will be holding a rally in Ann Arbor to call on the Board of Regents to approve an additional 100 million dollars in funding to the Flint and Dearborn campuses in promotion of educational and social equity. Today, we're directly calling and emailing University administrators to let them know how we feel.
Here's a page to help you quickly call University Regents and Administrators. Pressing on any of their names should start a call. Consider using our Zap Script, at the bottom of the page, or say whatever you're feeling.
* Note, Regents Acker and Weiser currently don't have accessible extensions and have been cut from the list. They deserve just as many, if not more calls, than the other regents on this matter.
Hello [admin title + name],
My name is [your name], and I am calling to represent the tri-campus student demand for increased equity across U of M’s Flint and Dearborn campuses.
For every dollar the state of Michigan spends on its Ann Arbor students it spends only 58 cents for Flint students and 54 cents for Dearborn students.
The Flint and Dearborn campuses serve a greater share of Michigan students, yet receive significantly less state funding.
The Go Blue Guarantee is not offered to Flint and Dearborn students, despite Ann Arbor tuition being less than 20% more expensive and the total student debt of Flint and Dearborn students being $8000 more on average than Ann Arbor students.
The Ann Arbor student body has grown whiter, less diverse, and more classist over the past five years.
The student governments from the Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor campuses have agreed to a resolution calling for the University to allocate a $100 million fund to be split between the Flint and Dearborn campuses over the next five years.
I urge you to fight for our demand and bring about a university that prioritizes equity across its body by valuing each student equally, regardless of what campus they’re on. It is not a sacrifice to “academic excellence,” but our responsibility as Leaders and Best of the nation. Thank you.