Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
Contact: Mike Lavigne, (512) 463-8368

State Officials, Civil Rights Advocates
Call on Texas A&M to Correct Admissions Policies

Austin, TX -- Senators Rodney Ellis and Gonzalo Barrientos will join State Representative Dawnna Dukes the NAACP, LULAC, MALDEF, and the Texas Civil Rights project for a press conference on Wednesday focusing attention on the admissions situation at Texas A&M University. A similar press conference with elected officials and civil rights advocates will take place at the exact same time in Houston at City Hall. Participants in the press conferences will highlight the discrepancy in minority vs Anglo enrollment at Texas A&M as well as the gap in minority vs. legacy enrollment.

Who:        State Senators and Representatives, NAACP, LULAC, MALDEF,
                  Texas Civil Rights Project
What:       Press Conference
Where:     Texas State Capitol, Speaker's Committee Room
When:      Wednesday January 7, 2004
                  2:00 P.M.

Houston Media Advisory is attached *

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