Monday, April 12, 2010
Student Body at FAMU March to the Florida Capitol
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association (SGA) led a march from the University Commons Building to the steps of the Florida Capitol in order to protest the proposed state budget cuts to education.
“When they cut back, we strike back,” said Gallop Franklin, president of FAMU’s SGA.
FAMU President James H. Ammons, Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor, state representative and FAMU alumnus Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, and others joined the students during the event.
“We can’t let this be the only time you come to the state Capitol,” Bullard told the students. “In anything you want, you have to demand it.”
Calvin Hayes, vice president of SGA, told the students to walk and talk like Rattlers as they lobbied on behalf of the university.
“Go in that building and let them know FAMU means business,” Hayes said.