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ERIC Number: ED108563
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Student Lobbying in the 1970's.
Henderson, Jay
During the late 1960's, many student activists become frustrated with the short-term lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. Students realized the need for a national student advocacy movement that would work directly on legislative concerns and would truly be a continuing presence in the nation's capital. At the same time, a network of fledgling student organizations was beginning to spring up on state capitals and on campuses around the country. Then in 1971 a group of students from California who felt challenged by the need at the national level formed a coordinating committee for a national student lobbying organization. This document discusses the recent activities of those lobbying groups. Topics covered are: the new tactics of the groups that employ small full-time staffs of professional student representatives instead of the large-scale student demonstrations of the 1960's; the new emphasis on financial issues; the work of the National Student Lobby (NSL), a full-time student lobbying group; the state lobbies in California, Illinois, Colorado, Montana, and New York; and trends for the future. (Author/KE)
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