Student Debt Crisis Announces New Video Contest -Asks Student Loan Borrowers To Share Their Debt Sories
(New York, NY) Student Debt Crisis (formerly, ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com), is launching a video contest for the 36 million Americans affected by crushing student loan debt. Beginning August 1, interested applicants will submit videos about their personal student debt experiences and answer one of the following questions: “Did you Major in Debt?” or “Why Congress should #ListenToTheMillion?”
** “Listen to the Million” is a reference to the million plus supporters who have signed the petition in favor of H.R.4170: The Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012.
The submission portion of the contest will run for one month, ending on August 31, 2012. On September 1st, Student Debt Crisis will feature all submissions at StudentDebtCrisis.com, allowing the public to view all of the videos and vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced on September 17, 2012.
By providing this interactive platform for student debtors to share their personal testimonials, the Student Debt Crisis team aims to provide a voice for the millions affected. Those interested in participating are encouraged to take action at StudentDebtCrisis.com.
Background – ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com is re-branding as Student Debt Crisis to reflect the fact that the reforms being sought are not limited to forgiveness alone, but a whole host of other steps that would chip away at the status quo with regard to student debt. Robert Applebaum, the founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, has joined forces with Rae Ann Roca of Loan Reform Now, Natalia Abrams and Kyle McCarthy; fellows at the Backbone Campaign, in forming Student Debt Crisis, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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