Bernie Sanders is calling for students across the country to organize watch parties for his Oct. 10 rally in support of making public colleges and universities tuition free, according to a press release.
“Please join me for a livestream event on Oct. 10...to kick off a campus movement to fight to make public colleges and universities free,” Sanders said in an op-ed. “Many of you and your families are struggling to meet the high costs of tuition, expensive books, housing and extra fees.”
Public colleges and universities are already tuition-free in many advanced countries such as Germany and Finland, according to the release.
“The legislation [I’m proposing] would eliminate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000 - and make community college fee-free for all,” Sanders said, according to the press release.
UConn Democrats president Steven Della-Giustina stated his support for this rally on behalf of his organization.
“We would be more than happy to have a watch party for this rally. The UConn Democrats is full of intellectually diverse voices on the issue with a great deal of students believing that we should have tuition-free colleges, and others believing that college should be cheaper,” Della-Giustina said.
The rally can be viewed on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. on Facebook.com/SenatorSanders.
Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.