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Students Make a Stand

Make a Stand Rally 

On April 11th, 2013 students from all four University of Missouri campuses made their way to the capitol for ASUM’s “Make a Stand Rally.”  The purpose of the rally was to allow students to speak with legislators on issues concerning students of higher education and show the legislature that students are interested in its happenings. Students were able to “Make a Stand” and have their voices heard by legislators on issues such as the  proposed funding for the UM System. During special breakout sessions, students from each campus had an opportunity to speak with the legislators who represent their specific campus.
A group of University of Missouri students pose after the rally. 

Legislators of the Year 

At the Make a Stand Rally the Legislator of the Year awards were presented. Annually, one legislator from each chamber recievieves the award. The award is given to legislators that have went above and beyond the call of duty to assist ASUM’s legislative interns. Representative Courtney Curtis (D-73) and Senator Kurt Schaefer (R-19) were the 97th General Assembly recipients. Representative Curtis has been instrumental in filing of House Bill 934 which creates a tax credit for employers that hire students for internships that  major in S.T.E.M. related fields.  Senator Schaefer once again sponsored Student Curator legislation and is leading the charge for capital improvement bonds that would benefit all four campuses.

Representative Curtis poses with legislative intern Rachel Jag after receiving Legislator of the Year.

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