We're very pleased to announce that, after a show of overwhelming community support, everyone present on the council voted to pass the resolution! Thank you to everyone who sent an email, a statement or who spoke at the meeting! We'd also like to thank our comrades at , another group.
You can read the City of Oakland's press release: oaklandca.gov/news/2022/oaklan

We hope this is the first step in .

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Please write a letter to support the resolution to investigate whether NEU and some members of the Mills College Board of Trustees acted improperly in the rushed merger, which was shrouded in secrecy. The justifications given for closing Mills are in conflict with Mills's public financial filings which show the college was profitable. Help us find justice by writing to council@oaklandca.gov. The meeting is this coming Tuesday, so please write soon.
You can also attend eventbrite.com/e/support-the-c

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We are still demanding an investigation into the apparent untruths and dodgy-seeming dealings of NEU absorbing Mills. Even if it turns out to be too late for us, hopefully we can push to protect other small liberal arts colleges from predation.

The Oakland City Council is poised to investigate, but we need your support! You can support the resolution to investigate NEU and Mills College at the Oakland City Council Meeting. 12PM PT, Tuesday 19 June, 2022. Meeting Online.
eventbrite.com/e/support-the-c

It is the 11th hour, but it is not too late! Please contact state and federal legislators to ask them to . Phone them up, if you can.

Unsure what to say or who to call? We've got an action kit: bit.ly/SaveMillsAction

If you are a California resident, you can find your state assembly member and senator here: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

This could really make a difference! Their phone staff are friendly and want to hear from you. Your call matters.

Tomorrow! Rally on campus at the President's Meadow. Meet at 5pm for the 5:30 Rally. Masks are required, so please bring one. (Also, bring a friend.)

Due to low registration numbers, the SMCC leadership team has decided to cancel today's Sacramento rally. If you spoke to anyone about going, please get in contact with them again to let them know.

The Attorney General, Rob Bonta, has indicated that he will not investigate whether there was corruption in the Northeastern deal, despite a worrisome number of red flags. Despite this disappointment, there are still people in power who can stop this and many possible avenues for action.
There is a planning meeting today at 5pm PT for people who want to form concrete plans for action over the next few days. Register: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/regist

Our fundraiser so far has raised more than $10k, doubled to $20k through matching donations!

The more money we raise, the more our legal team can work!

Help us ! No donation too small or too large.

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We've got a legal team who are really great (see our press release: savemillscollege.org/_files/ug ) and over the next three days we will be running a fundraising campaign with 50k pledged to match donations!!

Can you help us spread the word about this to increase our reach? Every $1 helps (and gets doubled to $2)!

Sign up at bit.ly/helpsavemills

Attn friends of , we do regular social hours!

SaveMills Social Hour + Letter Writing Workshop May 28 at 10am PT. Let's gather online again as this fight to is far from over. Our gathering will include breakout rooms based on specific topics so come along for the ride. See you there!! So grab your favorite beverage and join us. Pets and family members welcome. Please register at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/regist

Attn friends of , we do regular social hours!

SaveMills Social Hour + Letter Writing Workshop May 28 at 10am PT. Let's gather online again as this fight to is far from over. Our gathering will include breakout rooms based on specific topics so come along for the ride. See you there!! So grab your favorite beverage and join us. Pets and family members welcome. Please register at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/regist

We're looking for some volunteers to help us spread the word to their networks. This is mostly aimed at corporate media, but maybe you could help us out?

Sign up at bit.ly/helpsavemills

We have a legal strategy and a legal team. What we need it your help to pay them to act. We're now a 501c3 non-profit. Your tax deductible donation can make a big difference as we work to
paypal.com/donate/?hosted_butt

alums of the fediverse: today is the last day to register for the upcoming AAMC meeting. There are lots of things to discuss! Register at the AAMC's new website: aamc-mills.org/annual-meeting-

If you are an alum and did not get an email about this, please also take a moment to join their email list. Their email list used to be administered by the college, but they lost access around the time of their lawsuit. aamc-mills.org/subscribe

Breaking news: Students file class action lawsuit against the takeover of
bryanschwartzlaw.com/class-act
The College Coalition Supports Student Lawsuit. We call on California attorney general Rob Bonta to intervene. The lawsuit alleges that the college administration engaged in rampant deception of students throughout the proposed acquisition by
Northeastern University.

SMCC Presents: The Unmaking of a College
View this astounding film, which chronicles the experience of Hampshire College, but feels very familiar to what we are experiencing at Mills.

Get your tickets: kinomarquee.com/film/the-unmak

Students at Hampshire College in Amherst, confront their new president’s attempt to shut down the school. In the process, they discover that a powerful institution is bullying their inexperienced administration into giving up their independence!
(It has a happy end.)

It's not too late to sign up to write letters ~tomorrow~ (Friday) with other folks concerned about Mills.
Your personal testimonies can have a big impact!
Meet comrades, make friends, make a difference,
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/regist

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Happy Dave Brubeck Day! (So named because of a piece by Paul Desmond, but commissioned and aided by Brubeck.)

Time to get our voices heard and write some letters! Help change the hearts and minds of elected officials and decision-makers with the power to Save Mills. Bring your favorite beverage. Pets and kids welcome.
Register for Thurs at 9:30 am PDT: bit.ly/3kDlCSE
Register for Fri at 5:00pm PDT: bit.ly/3vFEyqf

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