Education: The Student Lobbyists

They have neither long experience nor large expense accounts. If they wine and dine legislators, it is on potluck dinners of hamburgers or spaghetti. But after two years of work in the California Capitol in Sacramento, members of the University of California Student Lobby have influenced the allocation of well over $8,000,000 and won the respect of once skeptical lawmakers.

"A lot of professional lobbyists would do much better if they could be half as good," says State Education Adviser Dr. Alex Sheriffs. California Governor Ronald Reagan, hardly a friend of student activists, now shares Sheriffs' estimate and considers the lobby...

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