Righter barred from speaking at Fund Eastern Illinois University Rally
State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) issued the following statement in response to being barred from publically speaking at the Fund Eastern Illinois University Rally on campus Feb. 5.
“I am deeply disappointed in the decision made by the organizer of this rally to not allow me to address the rally. I am Eastern Illinois University’s representative in the Illinois Senate and a proud alum, as well. I am also the sponsor of legislation that would fund universities, community colleges, and MAP grants for students.
Despite the organizers' decision, I will nevertheless attend the rally, and continue to work for and support any meaningful efforts to fund all of higher education.”
- State Senator Dale Righter