State budget

Pledge to advocate alongside us this year.

UC faces an uphill climb this year. Will you help?

You may have read about the California state budget shortfall this year, a whopping $68 billion. That is larger than last year’s deficit, and the Governor and Legislature face the enormous challenge of closing that gap in order to pass a balanced budget.

Despite the extremely challenging budget environment, Gov. Newsom has proposed to defer rather than eliminate, UC’s funding increases under the Compact, a multi-year funding agreement between the Governor and the University. We are thankful for such a rare commitment and appreciate the Governor’s pursuit of our shared goals of access, affordability and student success.

However, the Legislature has yet to weigh in, which is why we are asking you to commit to a year of advocacy on behalf of UC. Your voice is powerful, and lawmakers pay attention when they hear from you! Sign the pledge to advocate alongside us this year, and tell your family and friends that we need as many voices as possible to ensure that higher education remains a priority in the state budget.