October 3rd, 2022
General Body Meeting (Oct 6, 2022) Sign-In:
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Don’t Let the Admin Leave You On Read. Join Your Co-Workers on Monday at 3 pm as We Go Back to Their Offices and Ask for Their Response to Your Petition!
You and your co-workers delivered your petition for affordable dental and vision care to the administration nearly one month ago with over 1,100 grad signatures. They have not meaningfully responded to your petition in any way. Let’s go back and ask them for their response! Join your colleagues on Monday at 3pm in the Alumni Hall Grad Student Lounge as we back over to their offices to again ask them to address this crisis of grad student health care!
If they do not meaningfully respond on Monday, your colleagues are organizing a mass demonstration for the week of October 17th. Stay tuned for more details!
Nearly 1,100 grads have signed your petition. That is a lot of grads! To demonstrate just how many of your co-workers feel impacted by the lack of affordable dental and vision care, we will be delivering the petition to the administration on Monday one page of signatures at a time. Can you help deliver a page or two on Monday? Sign up below!
September 27th, 2022
Decide What’s Next for Your Dental/Vision Campaign and the Year Ahead this Thursday
Together with your co-workers, you delivered your petition for affordable dental and vision care to the administration. (Click here to read all about your amazing show of strength, solidarity, and unity that day in The Hustler!) Now, it’s time to meet to decide together the next steps for your campaign and plan out the year ahead. Join your colleagues this Thursday night on Zoom or in-person for a general body meeting at Stevenson Center Building 6 Rm. SC6333 from 5:30-6:30pm. All grad students are invited to this general body meeting. Let’s talk about how we will organize collectively to win healthy teeth, eyes, and more in the coming months!
September 6th, 2022
A few months ago, some concerned graduates started a petition to the administration for affordable dental and vision care. In it, your co-workers ask for 75% of the insurance premiums for those that opt-in to Vandy’s grad dental/vision programs to be paid for by the admin. With nearly 1,100 grad student signatures your petition now stands as a testament to the unity of graduates on this issue. Now, it’s time to rally together at a town hall and deliver your petition this Friday. A social movement is at its strongest when all of its participants—including our faculty, staff, and undergrad allies—act together in unison, so come out to demonstrate your power and win affordable dental & vision care! Allies are welcome and encouraged to attend!