One of our comrades over at Reclaim UC has located a blog and Twitter feed coming out of the occupation, which is now continuing into its third day. They released a set of demands yesterday, insisting upon a meeting with President Alexander Gonzalez:
- A moratorium on managerial raises and salaries; Funding must be focused on instruction and student services.
- Publicly support AB 1326. The oil extraction fee for higher ed bill.
- Publicly support SB 8. The transparency bill.
This morning they got that meeting. One student who met with Gonzalez told the State Hornet,
He was very civil and he expressed to the media beforehand that he wanted to listen to us but we felt he gave us the same answers that were given when we had a meeting with him over spring break.
But these students aren’t stupid; they’re not going anywhere until their demands are met. Smug reassurance doesn’t pay skyrocketing fees. As another occupier reiterated,
We’re occupying the building until we get an agreement or a negotiation with President Gonzalez. We have the leverage to lead and since (the school motto is) “leadership begins here,” the president should help us.
Defend the Sacramento State occupation!