Minnesota State University students walk 100 miles for affordable higher education

ST. PAUL, MN – As Republican legislative leaders go rogue with budget negotiations and post their own version of an inadequate higher education budget, Minnesota House and Senate DFL Legislators are supporting Minnesota State University students on their 100-mile walk from Minnesota State Mankato to the state Capitol.

The students are walking to raise awareness of the need for affordable higher education. The students who represent Mankato, Moorhead, Bemidji, Winona, and St. Cloud will reach the state capitol on Wed., May 10. Legislators will walk with the students for the last few blocks in solidarity for increased higher education funding.

WHO: Minnesota House and Senate DFL Legislators

WHAT: Students United — Minnesota State University student 100-mile walk from Mankato State

to the Minnesota State Capitol to raise awareness and send a strong message to the legislators about the importance of higher education funding

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WHERE: 1:30 pm – Legislators meet/walk with students Cedar Ave & 12th Street (near Lot K)

2:00 pm – Legislators meet with students on the South steps of the Minnesota State Capitol