Monday, October 17, 2011

You gotta see this petition

Hi MoveOn member,

I wanted to make sure you saw this important petition calling for forgiveness of student loan debt—a step that's sure to do more to stimulate the economy than giving more tax cuts to billionaires and big corporations!

The petition has over 450,000 signatures so far, making it one of the fastest-growing petitions we've seen in years. Will help us get to over 500,000 signatures by signing—and then sharing it with your friends?

For more information, see the below email from MoveOn member Robert Applebaum, who started the petition on



Dear MoveOn member,

Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy. With the stroke of the President's pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month to spend on ailing sectors of the economy.

As consumer spending increases, businesses will begin to hire, jobs will be created, and a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship, and prosperity will be ushered in for all. A rising tide does, in fact, lift all boats—forgiving student loan debt, rather than tax cuts for corporations, millionaires and billionaires, has a MUCH greater chance of helping to raise that tide in a MUCH shorter time-frame. 

The future economic success of this country is wholly dependent upon a well-educated, prosperous middle class. Instead of saddling entire generations with debt from which there is no escape, let's empower the American people to grow this economy on their own!

That's why I created a petition on, calling on President Obama and Congress to support legislation seeking student loan forgiveness as a means of economic stimulus.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:


–Robert Applebaum

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