Activists Fight Cuts with Faxes

Can the Governator handle a high-tech protest?

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For the California state school students who couldn't make it to the massive protest in Sacramento last week, there are other ways to take a stand against the proposed $386 million in budget cuts to higher education. Like fax machines. Lots of fax machines.

Activists at various Cal State campuses, including Long Beach and Fullerton, have been collecting signatures—which will be faxed individually to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office in Sacramento to "basically [try] to jam up his fax machines."

Over the weekend, 659 faxes from Long Beach were sent. Protest organizers—with apparent utter disregard for the cost of paper, ink, and fax machines—say they have collected thousands of signatures across the state.