Monday, July 18, 2005

Sara Stichert comments:

You're right that the legislature needs to get this message. But they need to hear it from every one of us (not just the Chancellor of the University), right down to the custodians. It makes no sense to just put stuff like this out on a discussion list when we could be talking to our legislator about it if we are concerned.

However, the time to talk to them about it should have been months ago, while they were still working on the state budget, and therefore our input would have had some impact. I'm not saying to not talk to them about it now--it should be an ongoing process. However, there's not much to be done about it now that the bill is on the Governor's desk. Maybe you could call the Governor's office if you are really concerned.

If you do decide to talk to the Oshkosh area state senate and assembly reps, a word of advice: Be polite or they will stop listening to you.

Sara L. Stichert
Music Library and Art Slide Library
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

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