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Nine General Assembly Members To Participate In Legislative Forum On Virginia Public Higher Education

September 28, 2004 -- On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the University of Virginia Student Council Legislative Affairs Committee will sponsor a legislative forum on higher education from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in U.Va’s Chemistry Auditorium. The University community will have the opportunity to question nine members of the Virginia General Assembly on the condition and future of public higher education in the Commonwealth.

Student Council has organized the event in an effort to facilitate dialogue between the General Assembly and University students. “I hope that the legislators come to understand how their votes directly impact Virginia students – our future depends on the choices they make today,” said Alex Stolar, chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee.

Stolar also hopes to encourage students to take an active role in the political process. “It is important for college students to be involved in state politics because the future of Virginia is at stake. Today’s General Assembly holds the key to a prosperous Commonwealth in the future,” he said.

The Legislative Affairs Committee of Student Council represents the concerns of U.Va. students to local, state, and federal legislative bodies.

The members of the General Assembly who will be in attendance are:

  • Sen. John S. Edwards (D-21st District)
  • Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (D-25th District)
  • Sen. Janet D. Howell (D-32nd District)
  • Del. Robert B. Bell (R-58th District)
  • Del. L. Preston Bryant, Jr. (R-23rd District)
  • Del. David A. Nutter (R-7th District)
  • Del. J. Chapman Petersen (D-37th District)
  • Del. Thomas D. Rust (R-86th District)
  • Del. Mitchell Van Yahres (D-57th District)

For information regarding the legislative forum, contact Alex Stolar at (434) 297-6206 or aws2y@virginia.edu. For directions to the forum and the University of Virginia contact Jyoti R. Daryanani at (434) 924-8875. The U.Va. Student Council may be found on the Internet at www.uvastudentcouncil.com.

Contact: Alex Stolar, (434) 297-6206

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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