‘Capitol Day’ still on

Although a letter published in the Tallahassee Democrat stated otherwise, Florida A&M University will have its FAMU Day at the Florida Legislature March 23.

In a letter to the editor published in the March 20 edition of the Tallahassee Democrat, Willie Roberts said FAMU canceled its day due to its misinterpretation of new lobbying rules.

But FAMU’s Governmental Relations Director, Jackye Maxey, said Roberts’ claim could not be farther from the truth.

“We’ve had (the day at the legislature) posted on the FAMU Web site for at least a week and a half,” Maxey said.

During the day at the legislature, which will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., FAMU supporters, students and alumni will have the chance to meet with different representatives and senators about matters at the university.

“We’re limited in what we can do by the space that we’re using,” Maxey said, stating that the university will be on the second floor rotunda. “FAMU Day at the Legislature is alive as ever.”

Contact Brandon D. Oliver at bdoliver11@yahoo.com