PULLMAN – On Monday, Sept. 17 at Washington State University (WSU) at noon, Lisa Brown will kick off a campus tour of eastern Washington to listen to student concerns firsthand and discuss issues that matter to them, from student loan debt to healthcare and human rights. Lisa’s tour begins with a town hall hosted by The Foley Institute at WSU--a town hall that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers declined to attend.
“I’m visiting our region’s campuses to listen to students talk about issues that Rep. McMorris Rodgers has neglected,” said Brown, a former chancellor of WSU Spokane and professor at Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga. “Though there’s more than 66,000 higher education students in eastern Washington, she’s voted to cut Pell Grants, increase the interest rate of student loans, and tax graduate student financial assistance awards. I’ll be there to talk about solutions that I will work for in Congress.”
Because The Foley Institute is known statewide for hosting informative, bi-partisan events that explore issues from every angle, the congresswoman’s absence at The Foley Institute is a missed opportunity for civil discourse in front of an important and growing constituency.
Brown’s campus tour will begin with a town hall and voter registration rally from noon to 2 p.m. at Bryan Hall at WSU, followed by events at Whitman on Friday, Sept. 21, Eastern Washington University on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Spokane Falls Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with more to come.