February 29, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1st Day of Action: SDS Campus Takeover to Commence on M1 Across the Nation

As a part of the March 1st National Day of Action to Defend Education, national student activist group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), in alliance with  student activists and occupiers nationwide, will be leading demonstrations on high school and college campuses. M1, as it is known, will spearhead SDS’s campaign for education rights, demanding: better access to education, lower tuition, and cutting top-paid administrator salaries.
Stephanie Taylor, of University of Minnesota SDS, said, "Student loans are one of the biggest costs anyone takes on in their lives, and most people spend years, if not their lifetime paying it back. Student debt should be erased and funding for education should be established so that our country can ensure free or affordable higher education for everyone. Access to education is a human right."

M1 will consist of campus rallies and demonstrations, teach-ins, student-, staff- and faculty-walkouts, guest speakers, and occupations. Flyers, banners, and chants of “Education is a Right!” and “Chop from the Top!” will proudly and loudly spread the message across the nation, as M1 carries the endorsement and solidarity of SDS chapters in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Chicago, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and many others. 

Who: Students for a Democratic Society
What: “M1”--March 1st Day of Action for Education. Nationwide student action campaign.
When: March 1, 2012
Where: Cities across America
Why: To organize and demonstrate against the corrupt and broken system of higher education.