A number of ways are out there to help:
Tonight at 6 p.m., a Rally for UAB will take place before the men's basketball game vs. Morehouse outside Bartow Arena. The game tips off at 7 p.m., and is nationally broadcast on ASN.
Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, at 7:30 a.m., the Faculty Senate meeting in the Kaul Building. This is where you need to strike next. We need a HUGE protest outside the building starting at 7 a.m., and these meetings are open to the public. We need the Mayor and counsel members, local business owners, alumni, and some very sharp, intelligent, passionate, informed individuals to speak. This is a MUST. I've been told several members of the Senate are pissed about this, but unless they are pressed to act, they won't. SO BE THERE!
March on UAB, Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. between graduation ceremonies. Meet at the Campus Green at 10:30 a.m.
Contact your U.S. Congressmen, and pressure them to pressure Gov. Bentley:
I have direct knowledge that a major mover from outside Alabama in Congress is watching this, but he can't really act unless our state delegation presses him to do so. So please, call your congressmen and senators today and urge them to act. Ask them to call the governor and encourage him to clean up the corruption and move the Board to reverse the decision.
Remember, this also goes on record for later. Every call to your congressman is logged. We want there to be a record of voter unrest on this matter.
This is an opportunity to take the corruption to a national spotlight, particularly with all the national attention on our program today.
Ask your Alabama legislators what kind of mismanagement is happening in UA system, when the president of its most profitable institution is forced to do something like this. If the medical school is struggling that bad, why? If the federal dollars for research have dried up, why?
Also, stress to each of them that the state, and central Alabama in particular, are going to suffer greatly because of what is happening at UAB.
Contact both senators and your appropriate legislator. If I still lived there, I would call, but they only want to hear from their constituents.
U.S. Senators from Alabama
Senator Richard Shelby: (202) 224-5744
Senator Jeff Sessions: (202) 224-4124
U.S. Representatives from Alabama
Congressman Bradley Byrne - Alabama’s First Congressional District: (202) 225-4931
Congresswoman Martha Roby - Alabama’s Second Congressional District: (202) 225-2901
Congressman Mike D. Rogers - Alabama’s Third Congressional District: (202) 225-2901
Congressman Robert Aderholt - Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District: (202) 225-4876
Congressman Mo Brooks - Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District: (202) 225-4801
Congressman Spencer Bachus - Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District: (202) 225-4921
Congresswoman Terri Sewell - Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District: (202) 225-2665
From SACS Principles of Accreditation:
From SACS Principles of Accreditation: 3.2.11 The institution’s chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over, the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program. (Control of intercollegiate athletics)