Tuesday, May 11th, 2010...10:12 am
Other Support for the Cactus Cafe
In addition to student support for the Cactus Cafe, here is a list of support including community, University, government and other sources:
Friends of the Cactus Cafe, a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in early February and have raised nearly $30,000 in pledges of support for our joint business plan for the Cactus Cafe through their SavetheCactusCafe.org campaign. They have over 25,000 facebook fans from all over the world. They have gathered over 6,000 petition signatures in support of saving the Cactus Cafe.
Representative Elliot Naishtat, and city councilperson Laura Morrison spoke in support of the Cactus Cafe at the Student Friends of the Cactus Cafe rally on Feb. 26, 2010.
The Travis County Democratic Party passed the following resolution in support continued community involvement and preservation of the Cactus Cafe and Informal Classes in April 2010
The Governor’s Texas Music Office sent the following letter to President Powers on March 10, 2010.
Dr. David Hillis, UT faculty writes the following guest editorial to The Daily Texan on April 7, 2010.
The Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University sent the following letter to the Texas Union Board on April 27, 2010.
UT Austin Faculty Council passed the following resolution on May 10, 2010 calling for all stakeholders to be consulted in the decision to close or repurpose the Cactus Cafe. Faculty Council was unable to vote on it in April’s meeting due to lack of a quorum.
Musicians send the following letter VP for Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez and KUT radio manager Stewart Vanderwilt to perserve the fundamental character of the Cactus Cafe and voice their opposition to the KUT plan in May 2010. Many other musicians have noted their support for the Cactus Cafe