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The student news site of El Camino College

El Camino College The Union

The student news site of El Camino College

El Camino College The Union

ASO Plans to March

Representatives from the El Camino College Associated Students Organization will be participating in the Student Senate for California Community College’s annual March in March taking place in Sacramento next week.

The SSCCC’s March in March is part of a statewide effort to fight the budget cuts affecting the California education system, and will take place Monday March 22.

Protestors will walk from Raley Field in west Sacramento to the west steps of the California Capitol building, with one goal in mind.

“ASO’s goal is to have our presence be there, and to effectively represent the students of El Camino College,” said ASO executive officer Philip Stokes, rhetoric major.

Stokes and a group of El Camino students will be part of the thousands marching to the Capitol next week to let “our state legislators know whatever we need is what they need to do,” he said.

El Camino is one of the largest junior colleges in the state, “it’s kind of our duty to participate,” Stokes said.

ASO President Josh Casper said he hopes the March in March “will show students there is more to rallying than just walking out of class.”

“The timing of this rally is a large part of the event itself,” Casper added.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be revising his budget proposal for the next year, and protestors are hoping their voices will make an impact on his decisions.

“We don’t want to go through this anymore, we don’t want to have to pay more for less,” Stokes said.

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