We're asking supporters to send a letter to the U of O president. Here's a sample, which you can edit and send using the form below:
UO President Michael Schill
Mailing address: 110 Johnson Hall, 1226 University of Oregon, Eugene 97403-1226
Send a copy to the Save LERC
Dear President Schill,
I am writing to express my shock and disappointment that the University of Oregon is proposing a 68 percent cut to the Labor Education and Research Center.
LERC is a nationally recognized Labor Center and an essential part of the Oregon Labor movement. Thousands of workers around the state rely on LERC’s training, education, and applied research every year, and there is no way LERC will be able to maintain this high caliber programming in the face of such devastating cuts.
When most other departments are facing budget reductions between 2 and 10 percent, why have you singled out LERC for such a crippling cut?
This is not just an attack on LERC, it’s an attack on the entire Oregon labor movement.
LERC deserves to be treated the same as other departments, and I urge you to reconsider these ill-advised proposals.