Last week, President Obama announced significant changes that will affect millions of Americans currently carrying student loan debt, and the millions more who will rely on financial aid to attend college.1
The Student Aid Bill of Rights he outlined in last week's speech could change the ability of all Americans to afford higher education. It would make substantive moves to improve college affordability, increase students' access to financial aid resources, ensure a new approach to debt repayment, and guarantee borrowers fair treatment from lenders.
MoveOn members have long championed making higher education—a key to economic advancement—accessible for all Americans and making student debt repayment less of a crippling burden on our economy. This is the next fight in our ongoing work on this issue.
The president—and the media—need to hear from us as we show our support for this bold initiative. Can you sign on today to a petition launched by our allies at Student Debt Crisis? It says:
Thanks for all you do.–Maria, Justin K., Jadzia, Milan, and the rest of the team
1. "FACT SHEET: A Student Aid Bill of Rights: Taking Action to Ensure Strong Consumer Protections for Student Loan Borrowers," The White House, March 10, 2015
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