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News :: Organizing
UMass-Amherst students resist student org. restructuring plan
03 Apr 2005
Modified: 09:50:53 PM
Students at UMass Amherst have continue their campaign to defeat an administration proposal to restructure independent registered student organizations.
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UMass-Amherst students resist student org. restructuring plan

By Bryan G. Pfeifer

UMASS AMHERST -- Valerie Louis (at podium), newly elected Student Government Association trustee at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, spoke on a March 24 panel of campus community members against an administration proposal to restructure independent registered student organizations.

A fight-back campaign led by the SGA, the progressive Take Back UMass Coalition (www.takebackumass.com) and com munity organizations, is under way. The goal is to beat back this anti-union, anti-student, racist attack—which, if successful, would place student organizations under administration control, destroying over 30 years of student autonomy on campus won as a result of massive student rebellions in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Write or email Chancellor Lombardi to tell him: "Hands off Student Organizations!"
See: www.takebackumass.com or The Republican article http://www.masslive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1112172641268680.x, for talking points.

Please cc letter to: contact (at) takebackumass.com

John V. Lombardi, Chancellor
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2211
lombardi (at) umass.edu

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(c) 2005 Bryan G. Pfeifer. May be printed in full or in part provided full attribution is given to author.

Union labor donated.
See also:
http://www.takebackumass.com
http://www.umass.edu/sga/

This work is in the public domain
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