Gov Whitmer Headlines 2019 CFCT State Leaders Workshop

Posted by Morley Winograd on January 02, 2020 at 5:54 AM

On December 13 in Detroit, Michigan, the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) hosted our annual workshop for state leaders on making college tuition free. Public officials, experts, and innovators from around the country shared examples of proven best-practices and actionable strategies for policy creation, funding, and building political support.

This year, we were especially excited to have Governor Gretchen Whitmer headline the event with an in-depth conversation on one of her top priorities: Making Michigan's community colleges tuition-free!


This year's workshop was our largest yet, allowing us to foster dialogue and cooperation among more statewide leaders than ever! Here are just a few of the event’s many highlights…


If you'd like to learn more about the topics discussed at this year's workshop and how you can help spur action in your state, please check out our recently updated Briefing Book for State Leaders or contact our team directly.

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We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.

If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.

The Campaign for Free College Tuition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2014 to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education. This website and CFCT’s educational outreach activities are made possible through generous individual and foundation support.