Cal State Fullerton Sends 20,000 Budget-Cut-Themed Valentine Cards To Gov. Jerry Brown

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​"Roses are red, violets are blue. Secure California's future--re-invest in the CSU." 

The message is being spread by Cal State Fullerton students, employees and other supporters who, on this Valentine's Day, are trying to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to remember the Cal State University system amid deep statewide budget cuts. Sexy stuff.    

As part of a special campaign launched by CSUF advocacy arm Titan Advocates, university supporters sent nearly 20,000 "I [heart] CSU" Valentine cards to the governor.  

Inside the card reads:  
 
A recent Public Policy Institute of California report found that 74 percent of Californians said there is not enough state funding for higher education, and a solid majority of 65 percent said that public colleges and universities have been negatively affected by the continual budget cuts. The proposed $2 billion in state support for the CSU is the lowest in 15 years and reflects the continuation of a $750 million (27 percent) reduction in funding. If the state continues down this troubling path, the future of California will be in jeopardy. In order for California's economy to flourish, we must produce educated citizens to meet the increasing needs of our workforce. On this Valentine's Day, let's reflect on the ways in which higher education serves as the heart of California. 
 
In addition to the love notes, Brown's camp is getting a special V-Day Twitter bomb today. Cal State supporters are urged to follow Titan Advocates on Twitter and tweet messages to the @JerryBrownGov and other representatives using the hashtag #SupportTheCSU.  

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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

How 'bout getting a part time job and paying for your own education?   Bunch of lazy ass losers.

Guest
Guest

Jesus, there must be a lot of people without a significant other and have way too much time on their hands.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Excellent idea! My God, such protests ALWAYS make the money magically appear.

These students' time could have been better used, I'm sure.

The reality is: Tuition will go up. Top administrators will vote themselves raises. Class offerings will dwindle. I laugh as I watch higher ed in Cali slide down the ole shitter.

Here is what students should do to show schools that students matter: get ALL students to take the same semester off. Without students to victimize for their money, they would be screwed!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Sometimes I swear college students think money grows on trees.  If your gonna send valentines cards to Governor Moonbeam at least include a relevant topic like the Dream act (right bill, wrong time, etc...) otherwise they need to send the cards to the board of trustees and every mid level administrator in a non teaching role that is a drain on the system. 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Ok...I guess I'll give back my scholarship to Blowjob University then... :-P

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

 Umm...wait a minute, I retract my earlier statement. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Hey my wife and I both got some level of "aid"  I got G.I. Bill money and and my Wife's company reimbursed for tuition and other fees but not books so she got her BA from CSUF basically only having to pay for books... 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Speechless, huh? ;-)

Perhaps I was a bit heavy on the sarcasm. I suppose you could tell I get greatly annoyed when folks even imply that college students or other folks receiving financial aid from the government are lazy...I know a guy with a full-time job going to classes at night who is anything but...and he receives a little bit of aid, too. :-)

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