More than 130 University of Texas at Austin students are expected to descend upon the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 2 for the Invest in Texas Legislative Day.
Students dressed in “Invest in Texas” T-shirts will walk from the UT Student Activity Center (SAC 2.302) to the Capitol’s North Steps to hold a press conference advocating to keep UT Austin competitive, safe, represented, and affordable. The march will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the press conference scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Scheduled to speak at the press conference are Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo), member of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, and Representative Dan Branch (R-Dallas), Chair of the House Higher Education Committee. Both legislators will speak on the importance of higher education and how UT Austin benefits the state of Texas.
Following the press conference, at 10:50 a.m., the Invest in Texas campaign will be honored in the House of Representatives by Representative Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin) who has authored HR 1215 recognizing April 2 as Invest in Texas Day at the State Capitol. Immediately after the reading of the resolution, students will spend the afternoon meeting with legislator offices in small groups to discuss the campaign’s legislative platform.