Today is a major day of action in the state capitals of California and New York, with students and allies from across each state descending on Sacramento and Albany.

In New York, #M5 events kick off with a two o’clock press conferenceย at the Million Dollar Staircase in the capitol, followed by teach-ins, a march, and an evening rally.

In California, plans are proceeding along two parallel tracks, with university officials and Democratic officials planning a traditional lobby day while activists โ€” including a group completing a 99-mile weekend march from Oakland โ€” preparing for direct action.