Students at UGA intend to start lobbying the legislature. This could be fun.
Student leaders at the University of Georgia are organizing a lobby board to put pressure on state lawmakers about student-related issues for the upcoming legislative session.
The group plans to focus its efforts on keeping track of possible changes to the HOPE Scholarship and asking legislators to make textbooks tax-free items, said Student Government Association representative Alli O’Callaghan.
The question is: will this be effective? Afterall, college students are the least likely voters to actually vote. And they don’t have a lot of money other than student fees and its dubious whether it would be proper to spend student activities fees to lobby legislators.