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More for Less

Student campaign tackles budget cuts

More for Less

A Mizzou student signs a letter in opposition to a proposed state budget that would cut funding for higher education. The Missouri Students Association's More for Less campaign protesting the cuts includes petitions and a letter-writing drive.

As Missouri universities grapple with proposed cuts in state funding for higher education, students are taking matters into their own hands.

Members of the Missouri Students Association delivered more than 6,000 letters of protest from University of Missouri students to the offices of Gov. Jay Nixon and state legislators in Jefferson City this week.

Since the governor introduced the new budget, which would significantly cut funding for the UM System, students have begun speaking out. Through the campaign More for Less, MSA has passed a resolution opposing the cuts and is circulating a petition. The major push of More for Less, though, is the letter-writing campaign. To help peers craft their letters to the state government, MSA has provided facts, tips, talking points and templates on the More for Less website and has set up letter-signing stations in the MU Student Center.

Multiple cuts in state funding for higher education have taken place in recent years, but this year’s proposed cuts got the attention of MSA.

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