SNOW COLLEGE STUDENTS LOBBY LEGISLATORS FOR EDUCATION FUNDING



February 6, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Greg Dart
Snow College
435-283-7154 (office)
435-340-0514 (cell)

SALT LAKE CITY – Snow College students were among several hundred from across the state who made their way to Capitol Hill Friday to lobby Legislators for increased higher education funding.

As part of the Prosperity 2020 movement, students met with legislators, visited with business leaders and were instructed on how to best have their voices heard by elected officials.

"It made me want to be a legislator," said Snow College Student Body President Josh Burt, who was among six Snow College students involved in the event. "It gave us some great ideas on how to get students involved."

The goal of Prosperity 2020 is to to move the percentage of adults with a college degree or certificate from about half to at least two-thirds by 2020. Students at the rally waived signed that read things such as "I am the 66 percent."

Burt said one important thing he took from the day was the need to get students involved. He said if students will register to vote, follow the political process and participate in upcoming caucus meetings they will have a much stronger voice in the state.