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Florida Student Association hosts 'Rally in Tally'

Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 18:33:53-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Student leaders were raising awareness about the most pressing concerns and needs facing students at Florida universities.

The Florida Student Association held their Rally in Tally Wednesday morning to make sure their voices were heard.

Florida Student Association, or FSA, is made up of university student body presidents. It has been fighting and advocating for students since 1976 and Wednesday was no different.

They took to the Capital to talk to legislators and lawmakers about student concerns.

They identified four: food and housing insecurity, textbook affordability, mental health awareness and sexual assault awareness.

They spoke to lawmakers and legislators about these issues, asking them to implement policies and procedures to address the concerns and improve the quality of education for students.

FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson spoke at the event and says having students advocate for fellow students is important.

"I think it gets them ready for the world. They are going to be the change agents for the world and they might as well start that now," said Dr. Robinson.

There were over 100 students at the rally at the Capital and they spoke to legislators from all over Florida.

Members of the FSA say it's important that lawmakers hear about concerns affecting students straight from the students themselves, many of whom may be going through the same issues that they're advocating for.