State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
Press Release

Invitation from Rep. Brostoff to a Protest against the UW Budget Cut Proposal

“This evening I will be rallying with the community in support of the UW system.”

By - Feb 4th, 2015 02:59 pm

MILWAUKEE – Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement today calling the community to action about the $300 million cut to the UW System.

“This evening I will be rallying with the community in support of the UW system,” Brostoff says “Under Governor Walker’s budget, our world-class higher education system, from which I am a proud graduate, will feel the immense pain of Republicans’ fiscal mismanagement.”

The UW system costs the state $1.2 billion but contributes more than $15 billion to Wisconsin’s economy each year. In the 2010-2011 budget, Walker supported a massive $250 million cut from the UW system as well as cutting $1.6 billion to K-12, and $70 million from the tech schools.

“This is just another in a series of attacks that Walker and the Legislative Republicans are waging against public education,” Rep. Brostoff continues “Please join me, Rep. Barnes, and Rep. Bowen as we join UW-Milwaukee in voicing opposition to this affront.”

The rally will begin at 5:00pm. The group will rally in the Wisconsin Room before marching in front of Mitchell Hall for a teach-in and to Chapman Hall where the Chancellor’s office is located.

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