Merten Encourages Employees to Voice Budget Concerns

Posted: February 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten released a statement yesterday informing the George Mason community how it can communicate budget concerns. Following is the statement:

Many members of the university community have asked if there was a way for them to convey their concerns with the current budget situation to their elected representatives in the General Assembly and to Gov. Mark Warner. This message is intended to provide a response to that request.

All citizens have the right to let their elected representatives know what they believe is important. That can be done through personal calls, letters, and electronic correspondence. Each has its advantages and disadvantages and is appropriate to the individual initiating the communication. An easy way to find out who your elected representatives are is to go to www.capwiz.com/gmu. Entering your zip code will quickly provide the names and addresses of your local elected representatives in the General Assembly and the governor. You may then communicate with your elected representatives or the governor on the issues that you consider important to you.

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