Thursday, October 14, 2010

Early voting at UNLV: Harry Reid to appear Tuesday

The Nevada Faculty Alliance would like to encourage all faculty, staff and students to take advantage of the early voting site at Lied Library on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

To kick off the early voting period on campus, NFA is pleased to welcome its endorsed candidate for US Senate, Harry Reid, to campus on Tuesday at 1pm, on the North Field.

Here's why we are encouraging faculty, staff, students and their families to support higher-education friendly candidates like Harry Reid.

Senator Reid fights for Nevada's educators and students. Whether it's working to make college more affordable, retooling No Child Left Behind, or fighting for the education funding that Carson City would leave on the table, Senator Reid stands with Nevada's students and their teachers. That's why he has been endorsed by the Nevada State Education Association, the Nevada Faculty Alliance and the National Education Association. Last year alone, Senator Reid secured more than $400 million for Nevada's schools, colleges and universities to help prevent layoffs and draconian cuts in basic services for our students. And just this August, he secured $83 million in emergency funds to save 1,400 education jobs.

Sharron Angle wants to eliminate the Department of Education, which provides nearly half a billion dollars in Pell Grants and loans to more than 30,000 Nevada college students each year. She also opposes the Millennium Scholarship, which has provided more than $228 million to help 20,000 Nevada students afford a college degree. In the past two years, Angle twice opposed funding that saved thousands of Nevada teachers from layoffs and prevented class sizes from spiraling out of control.

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