Kansas University students will hold a march at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday from Wescoe Beach, in front of Wescoe Hall, to the local office of U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers, R-Kan., 708 W. Ninth, Suite 6, to protest proposed cuts in student aid.
The event is being organized by the Student Legislative Awareness Board, founded last year as a branch of the student senate.
Earlier this year, Mrs. Meyers voted for the House Budget Reconciliation bill that eliminated a six-month deferment on repaying loans for graduates. Meyers said that would save $6 billion to $7 billion over seven years.
Many students oppose that measure and others that would cut or restructure $11 billion in financial aid.
"It is apparent that Jan Meyers does not understand the importance of these programs to a significant portion of her own district," said KU Student Body President Kim Cocks.
"I hope that this event will alert her to the fact that she represents 25,000 students in Douglas County alone and over 100,000 in her entire district," she said. "It is appalling that she would discount these constituents."