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The California Assembly Committee on Higher Education will convene for public hearing

19 May 2004

ATTENTION: Higher education reporters and editors UC Berkeley to host May 21 state legislative hearing on higher education cuts

Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685

The California Assembly Committee on Higher Education will convene at the University of California, Berkeley, for an informal public hearing on the impact of proposed state budget cuts on higher education.

The hearing, "Will the California Promise of Higher Education for Students be Kept?," is being hosted by UC Berkeley's Office of Government Affairs.

This Friday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., at Bancroft Way

Participating assemblymembers will include Wilma Chan (D-Oakland), Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), Carol Liu (D-La Canada/Flintridge), and Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

Guest speakers will include students, campus administrators and business community leaders. Their testimony will be followed by an open public comment period.

Because seating is limited, members of the general public are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance of the hearing by sending their names and phone numbers to Julie Hadnot, senior field representative to Assemblymember Wilma Chan. Contact Hadnot at Julie.Hadnot@asm.ca.gov or call (510) 286-1670, ext. 12.

The public can obtain more information on the hearing at http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/keepthepromise/.

Reporters needing more details should contact Rachel Richman, Chan's chief of staff, at (510) 286-1670 or rachel.richman@asm.ca.gov.