By now, you’ve probably already heard the news that Congress has missed the July 1st deadline for keeping the interest rates low on federally subsidized Stafford loans. Congress knew this deadline was approaching for an entire year, yet our elected officials have, once again, utterly failed to represent the interests of the American people. Even […]
If you care about the issue of affordable higher education and/or the existing $1.1 Trillion in outstanding student loan debt, then please join us by attending your local 4th of July parades and events in your hometown with signs and banners to get the attention of your elected officials. Then, take photos from the events […]
Only 8 days left in this fight. Please show solidarity with current and future students by changing your profile picture to this meme – encourage your friends and family to do the same. Let’s go viral!
We have compiled a list of every Representative and their Twitter profiles. Have you told YOUR Representative #DontDoubleMyRate? Click below to tweet your own Rep and say #DontDoubleMyRate!
Click here to cast your vote for Natalia! From the DFA/NN Website: My political story I majored in Gender Studies at UCLA which gave me a strong activist foundation. After protesting UC tuition increases at UCLA, in 2009, I helped start Occupy Colleges in 2011which led to co-founding Student Debt Crisis. I helped with the […]
Click here to cast your vote for Kyle. From the DFA/NN website: My political story My personal political involvement has mostly focused around addressing student loan reform and the way in which higher education is paid for in America. On this issue, I have worked with organizations such as the Backbone Campaign, Change.org, and co-founded […]
List of Sallie Mae’s War on the Taxpayers: -Sallie Mae has spent $4,860,000 on lobbying 2011-12 -Accused of “Redlining” and discriminating against African American and Hispanic private student loan applicants by charging them high interest rates and fees. -Partnered with For-Profit Colleges and issuing predatory student loans with interest rates and fees totaling more than […]