Here's the announcement, which came in a recent email from FA president Rachel Stocking:
The Faculty Association has already organized and/or participated in a number of budget actions over the last months. On April 20, the FA (working with the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education and other unions across the state) will be taking people up to Springfield as part of a campaign to fund higher education in Illinois.
We will leave at 8:30am from the IEA office in Carterville. We have a full day planned: IEA contingents will meet at 12:00 at the IEA headquarters, have an event with speakers, and then go speak with legislators in the capital. Rides are open to people not represented by the FA as well, such as students, friends and family, etc. We want Springfield to know Southern Illinois is upset!
To RSVP call the IEA Carterville office - (618) 733-4472 and tell Linda or J’Neita.