ASUW “Huskies On The Hill” Lobby Day 2015

On Friday, February 6, nearly 100 students filled buses chartered for Olympia to advocate for the ASUW Legislative Agenda. There, they met with legislators and discussed higher education issues that affect students. Taking the opportunity to tell politicians their own higher education story and how tuition rates affect them, students were in teams to meet with legislators to lobby for higher education funding. Hosting a rally on the Capitol steps, students heard remarks from ASUW President Christina Xiou and GPSS President Alice Popejoy.

The ASUW’s 2014-2015 Legislative Agenda included topics like state funding, the cost and quality of education, financial aid, diversity, transportation and more. Offering students a chance to lobby for their education presented students with hands-on political experience and gave legislators an opportunity to connect higher education budgeting with student stories.

ASUW Legislative Agenda

Huskies on the Hill

Lobby Day 2015