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Student Loan Reform Leader Robert Applebaum Partners With Youlobby.com to Raise $100,000 to Further Advocacy : Student Debt Crisis

Student Loan Reform Leader Robert Applebaum Partners With Youlobby.com to Raise $100,000 to Further Advocacy

| August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

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

(OR)

@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.

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  1. Rose Moliere says:

    I personally graduated last May. My husband passed away almost 4 years ago; no i don’t even know whar to do with those loans. I still have to take care of my kids and help them finish school. Even though i explained my situation to the creditors about my financial crisis it seems like they don’t even want to hear me out. I don’t eve know what to do. Please help! May God bless you all!

  2. Ashley says:

    This is great. So is the idea to lobby (pay off) the politicians like Sallie Mae has? I’d like to contribute. How will the money be used to help struggling graduates with their student loan debt?