Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2012 – A broad coalition of alumni, supporters and stakeholders of the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems has weighed in with a $100,000 contribution in support of Proposition 30 on the November 6 ballot in California.
“Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to restore fiscal stability to the state is imperative,” said former Congressman Mel Levine, co-chair of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education Issues Committee – Yes on Prop. 30. “If Proposition 30 fails, our colleges and universities, students and their families, will face massive cuts, yet again, that will result in steep tuition increases, course reductions, hiring freezes and layoffs.”
Levine, a University of California, Berkeley alumnus, added: “Ultimately, we need to restore support for public higher education as an engine of growth and opportunity for the people of California. We need to say ‘yes’ to public higher education.”
In addition to Levine, Jeffrey A. Seymour, former University of California Alumni Regent, and Howard Welinsky, former Chair of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, are serving as co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education Issues Committee – Yes on Prop. 30.
Donations come from alumni, faculty, business and civic leaders, parents, staff, students, foundations and former public officials who support all three segments of the state’s public higher education system.
Members of the public who wish to support the California Coalition for Public Higher Education Issues Committee – Yes on Prop. 30 can go to www.yestohighered.org/yesonprop30.