It’s important: Registration now open for PCC’s Day at the Capitol

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Registration is now open! Lend your voice and stand with Portland Community College at the 2019 PCC Day at the Capitol.Poppe dances.

As PCC seeks funding from the Oregon Legislature this session, it is especially important for the voices of students and staff to be heard. The Day at the Capitol is that chance to tell the “PCC story” to legislators and inspire them to invest in higher education.

The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, at the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.

As the largest institution of higher education in the state, PCC creates opportunities for nearly 71,000 students each year – many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. The state’s community college leaders are asking for a 2019-21 biennium budget of $787 million to serve the needs of students, from expanding support services to bolstering career-technical programs. Currently, the recommended budget for 2019-21 is $543 million, which will result in deep cuts and massive tuition increases.

If anyone’s life has been changed by PCC, it’s time to share those experiences with the state government.

Free transportation will be provided to the Capitol Building from the Sylvania Campus (Southwest Portland) and back.

Register Now:

Day at the Capitol Sign Up Page

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PCC offers this limited open forum as an extension of the respectful, well-reasoned discourse we expect in our classroom discussions. As such, we welcome all viewpoints, but monitor comments to be sure they stick to the topic and contribute to the conversation. We will remove them if they contain or link to abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, off-topic items, or spam. This is the same behavior we require in our hallways and classrooms. Our online spaces are no different.