• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Spring 2020 (All meetings start at 10:30 and finish at noon. Most meetings are at Harper L204.):

    • Fri., March 20, 2020 (March 20th meeting cancelled)
    • Fri., April 17, 2020
    • Fri., May 22, 2020

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine

Urgent: Contact Your Legislators Regarding Budget Impasse

It’s very important for each of us to take action regarding the budget impasse in Springfield.  We have a lot at stake.  Please read the following letter from IEA’s Higher Ed Council Chair and then click on the link below to contact your representatives and senators.  We must work together.

HCAFA President,  Charmian Tashjian


Dear IEA Higher ED Leaders

The budget impasse in Illinois is nearing the cliff with the end of the fiscal year on Friday, June 30.  There’s a real possibility that higher education funding will once again be kicked to the curb.  This time, as recent news reports (https://www.usnews.com/news/ best-states/illinois/articles/ 2017-06-28/illinois- universities-in-jeopardy-of- losing-accreditation) have suggested, the result may be a loss of accreditation for Illinois colleges and universities.  This is unacceptable!

Please contact your Representatives and Senators on Friday, June 30, urging them to pass a budget which restores funding to higher education and averts the disaster of continued defunding and loss of accreditation.  Our members (faculty, staff, graduate students), the students who are building their futures in public higher education, and the communities which benefit in so many ways from the presence of colleges and universities, need the support of responsible legislators in Springfield.

Follow this link to contact your legislators:   http://www.capwiz.com/nea/il/ home/

Also coming up:  we’re looking for volunteers to do canvassing on higher education issues among union members in targeted legislative districts in the near future (the weekends of July 8 and July 15).  Stay tuned for more details.

Please send this request to your members. It is up to us!
In solidarity,
Beverly Stewart
Higher Ed Council Chair


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