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UC, CSU, Cmty College Students Rally at State Capitol

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 4, 2013

This is the rally's second straight year - but the crowd and energy level weren't as big as last year.  That rally attracted thousands - including some Occupy protesters who were later arrested in the Capitol Rotunda.

Now, after voters passed Proposition 30, there's a one-year tuition freeze at the UC and CSU.  But fifth-year Chico State student Ian Ruddell (ruh-DELL) says that's not enough.  "We demand more professors, more course offerings, more course sections and an affordable, quality, accessible education for all Californians!"

Student speakers at the rally called for more higher education funding - through taxes on oil companies and corporations.

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