Lansing Blitz Fastly Approaches
LANSING, MI - The Lansing Blitz, a rally on higher education, is 10 days away. Lobbying teams from a majority of the universities has been submitted, and meetings are being set up. Further. schools have begun serious recruitment for the rally. Lake Superior State University, the smallest public school in the state, has recruited over 250 students in the past two weeks. Other universities are beginning the large push for student recruitment.
"The Blitz is going to be huge this year," said SAM President Jay Gage, "and we are looking at a record sized Blitz." Projections of students are over one thousand.
The day is approaching rapidly and each university continues to do its part in promoting and recruiting for the Blitz.
SAM President Jay Gage is very optimistic of the impact that this rally can have. “Students showing their knowledge, care, and lust to learn will create waves throughout the legislature,” said Gage, “and the rally will show the voice that the students have, and will continue to have through the election season this November.”
Blitz Coordinator Sean Walser and President Gage have also been working diligently on lining up big name guest speakers for this event as well. Jocelyn Benson, former Secretary of State candidate, and Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Senate Minority Leader, are among those being sought after to speak.
Early projections for the number of students exceed the size of past rallies by over four times. “Student recruitment has made significant progress these past few weeks,” said Coordinator Walser, “and the numbers this year are going to be far higher than past years.”
A clock counting student debt will also be running during the Blitz along with necklaces that students can write their total student loan debt on. These visual aids will be able to physically show how much student debt is affecting students.