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Help protect student access to higher education opportunities

Stop the restrictions to Cal Grant
May 24, 2017

We need your help to stop Cal Grant restrictions that will hurt low-income students attending private, nonprofit institutions such University of the Pacific beginning next fall.

Under the Governor's proposed budget, Cal Grant awards would carry onerous restrictions that could create barriers to a higher education for low-income students who attend private, nonprofit colleges and universities.

We encourage you to take action to help ensure all students, especially those from low-income families, have access to higher education opportunities. Consider sending a message to your Assemblymember or State Senator - as well as the Budget, Education and Higher Education committee members listed below - urging them to reject the Governor's proposed cuts. A template letter is attached for your convenience.

You can submit your letters directly to legislators via online form.
Find links for state senators at
Find links for assemblymembers at

Thanks very much for your support for our students.

Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education
Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair
Senator Ben Allen
Senator John Moorlach

Senate Education Committee
Senator Ben Allen, Chair
Senator Scott Wilk, Vice Chair
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Senator Connie Leyva
Senator Tony Mendoza
Senator Richard Pan
Senator Andy Vidak

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair
Assemblymember Rocky Chávez
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Assemblymember Monique Limón
Assemblymember Jose Medina
Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell
Assemblymember Randy Voepel
Assemblymember Phil Ting, Democratic Alternate
Assemblymember Jay Obernolte, Republican Alternate

Assembly Committee on Higher Education
Assemblymember Jose Medina, Chair
Assemblymember Catharine Baker, Vice Chair
Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula
Assemblymember Richard Bloom
Assemblymember Rocky Chávez
Assemblymember Steven Choi
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Assemblymember Kevin Kiley
Assemblymember Marc Levine
Assemblymember Evan Low
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
Assemblymember Shirley Weber

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