Take action to block Trump’s education budget.

 Reject Trump’s Education Budget 

We can’t stop there! Follow these action steps.

 Step 1: Send a Message 

The Trump administration’s education budge is the final nail in the coffin for current, former and future students. Since Trump appointed Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department, the two billionaires have unleashed a destructive student loan agenda that harms working- and middle-class families. They increased fees for borrowers who are behind on their payments. They opened the door for predatory student loan companies to access lucrative federal contracts. They even threatened the acceptance letters of public servants who were promised loan forgiveness. Now, Trump wants to go even further.


✖︎ ENDS the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. There are over 550,000 borrowers who have already applied for the program. 

✖︎ CUTS $200 billion from student aid programs over the next decade.

✖︎ ELIMINATES subsidized loans that keep interest costs down.

✖︎ REPLACES existing income-driven repayment plans with a new program, created by Trump, that significantly increases costs for graduate students.


 Step 2: Call Congress 

“I am calling to ask my members of Congress to vote “NO” on the Trump-DeVos education budget. The cuts proposed for the department of education do nothing to help resolve the $1.5 trillion student debt crisis in this country – it makes it worse. Severe cuts to student aid funds, elimination of subsidized student loans, and replacement of helpful income-driven repayment plans will harm families across the country.

Eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness betrays public employees who give back to our country. Making Income-Driven Repayment programs less generous does little to help those of us paying back our loans. All this, and giving money to loan servicing companies, like Navient, who profit off the student debt crisis, shows that our best interests are not being prioritized.”

Tell Congress to REJECT Trump’s Budget.

Dial: 1-855-764-1010

 Step 3: Share Your Story 

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I earned a master's degree in Education in 2007. I owe over $60,000 in student loans accumulated while working full time while raising two children as a single parent. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder because I was sexually abused for a decade as a child. Social Security does not believe I have these ailments (even though years of doctors' reports stated I did) because I was able to work 8 hours per week from bed teaching online and "made too much money" doing so. I needed to feed my children and keep a roof over my head while I was waiting for their disability approval. So I was forced to return to work full time and pay back $60,000 in social security benefits paid to me. Now, I am in a temporary position working outside the home and suffering greatly every day with anxiety and chronic diarrhea. I have $60,000 in student loan debt and $60,000 in social security debt and I break down and cry every day about it. Thanks for listening anyway. It helps to put it out there sometimes. We all have heavy burdens to carry. 🙁

Theresa Avila    March 13, 2018    SANTA MARIA   

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