UC Day 2013

More than 200 University ofCalifornia alumni, students, staff and higher education supporters are expected to take part in UC Day in Sacramento on March 19.

The goal of this biennial event is to engage legislators in a conversation about UC's public service contributions to California and to ask for their continued support of the university and its students.

Advocates will kick off the event with a morning briefing in a tent pitched on the lawn of the Capitol and then spend most of their day meeting with legislators from their home districts. During a noon lunch, UC will honor long-time Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian of the California State Assembly and UCLA alumnus Dotson Wilson with a Distinguished Public Service Award. UC President Mark Yudof will present the award.

"Governor Brown's proposed budget for next fiscal year reflects his commitment to reinvesting in public higher education," said Steve Juarez, associate vice president and director of UC State Governmental Relations. "So UC has a healthier budget outlook than it did when we gathered in 2011. Still it's important that we continue to get the message out about UC's contributions to California and to ask legislators to support reinvestment in the university."

For more information about UC Day, contact your campus state governmental relations representative.

Join the UC4CA advocacy network to receive information about how you can support UC Day even if you can't travel to Sacramento.