Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed a $387 million cut to all public universities in the state of Illinois. With the state’s consistent failure to adequately fund public higher education, this 31.5% proposed cut threatens access to the quality education our public universities offer. Our students, our state, and our universities cannot afford any more cuts. The state must fund our future and fund it now. What was once one of the best public higher education systems in the country is becoming prohibitively too costly for working people and is destroying our economic competitiveness.
By signing this petition, we call on our state legislators to oppose these cuts to Illinois public universities.