Thursday, March 20, 2014

HB 14-1154: Latest news

Note:  This link appears as the topmost item on our FRCC AAUP Chapter home page, but since we have thousands of blog followers now, we thought it best to post it here as well:

HB 14-1154 Latest news and bill history

Anyone who has studied Lincoln's second inaugural address will recall this passage: "With malice toward none, with charity for all ... let us strive on to finish the work we are in." 

We are still knee-deep in the work of this bill, none so more now that Rep. Randy Fischer and Sen. John Kefalas. The bill heads soon to the Appropriations Committee. Please send them notes of support (see links below). 

Reach out to contingent colleagues and recognize them personally for their work as college teachers, even while they earn poverty wages. Scores of them are depressed, feel they have failed, and so are leaving teaching forever. 

Hold compassion for those who fail to see this loss, and who are unreasonably threatened to see justice legislated and a new day dawn.

Imagine what healing will look like and feel like, how it will benefit our students, and how very strong our beloved community colleges will become from it.
                                                                                                                          - Caprice 
Here are links to our bill sponsors so you can quickly send each a note:

Rep. Randy Fischer
Sen. John Kefalas