Founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org Robert Applebaum partners with YouLobby.com in effort to raise $100,000 to help Americans with their student loan debt. StudentDebtCrisis.org will be targeting House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline with their marketing efforts via YouTube and Twitter.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
StudentDebtCrisis.org (formerly ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com), a grassroots organization advocating for student loan reform, has partnered with YouLobby in a crowdfunding venture, encouraging over one million supporters to donate one dollar each. The goal is to help the 36 million Americans who are saddled with more than one trillion dollars in outstanding student loan debt.
A short video, accompanying a Twitter campaign targeting House Education and Workforce Committee chair John Kline, has been organized to help build awareness. Supporters should use the following sample tweets:
@RepJohnkline we need #StudentLoan relief NOW! Please #ListenToTheMillion. tip @digg StudentDebtCrisis.org
@RepJohnkline I just donated $1 to the #HR4170 campaign on @YouLobby! #ListenToTheMillion #ItTakesOneDollar Tip @Digg StudentDebtCrisis.orgstu
HR 4170 was introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) and would offer fairer repayment options for struggling borrowers, requiring payments at ten percent of their income for a maximum of ten years.
Robert Applebaum has written on the topic of student loan debt for The New York Times, Salon.com, The Guardian and The Hill. He has been featured in BusinessWeek, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Now on PBS, Nightly Business Report, RT America, PBS NewsHour and Default: The Student Loan Documentary.