Student Government takes on Texas government

Richland Student Government Association (SGA) members went to Austin for Community College Day at the Texas State Capitol on Feb. 7. They were joined by students from other DCCCD colleges to lobby lawmakers about on issues of importance to their respective student bodies. 

Richland’s SGA was split up into groups for panel discussions and meetings with legislators. One student was political science major, Edward Sesou whose group had five minutes each with two representatives from both parties. They hammered through questions about campus carry, tuition and adjunct professor pay. 

“I have a single parent, I couldn’t afford to pay for my classes,” said Sesou. “I was lucky to have a scholarship when I graduated so, I was wondering if they working on lowering cost.” 

Sesou’s group also met with Representative Victoria Neave who encouraged young people to run for office.