Community College Student Week invites Texas college students for the week of March 1-5, 2021 to engage with their elected officials and discuss issues relevant to them and higher education. Learn more about the event at the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Or dive into how bills are originated in the Legislative Process in Texas.
For more than 20 years, community colleges have promoted a Student Day at the Texas Capitol during the Legislative Session held in odd numbered years. This practice was started by community colleges here in the Texas Gulf Coast Region and it has now spread statewide.
This is an important day for both students and elected officials. Each session, legislation is passed that directly impacts community college students so it is critical that your voice be heard. It helps for elected officials to see your faces and understand who you are when they are creating legislation that will impact you. This is your opportunity to be a part of the solution and voice your interests related to community college legislation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community College Student Day has been moved online and extended to a full week of virtual advocacy!
In addition to visits with legislators, students will have the opportunity to hear remarks from House and Senate Higher Education Committee leaders as well as interview various state senators and representatives. San Jacinto College students and legislators will meet via Zoom to discuss legislative priorities for higher education in 2021. This event is an opportunity for students to learn about the legislative processes and inner workings of the state capitol; it also offers legislators the opportunity to hear directly from you.
Your Elected Officials
Greg Bonnen, M.D.
Mary Ann Perez
Stay engaged and make your voice heard -- vote! For voter registration, visit www.register2vote.org.