Friday, November 6, 2015

Debt-free college for all!

Dear MoveOn member,

Around 40 million people in this country are currently drowning in more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, and I don't know about you, but I think it's time we throw them a life vest.1

I see my own friends—in their teens and 20s—taking on tens of thousands of dollars in debt just to go to college. It's insane—which is why I jumped at this chance to make a video about this issue with Franchesca Ramsey of MTV Decoded—the first-ever collaboration between MoveOn and MTV.

Please watch and share our video, "Student Loans Are Bulls**t," and learn why and how to fight for debt-free college for every student. (It's aimed primarily at college students who are hungry for straight talk about their overwhelming student loans—so a warning: there's strong language in the video.)

Student debt is an issue that affects every generation. For people in their in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, it's already a burden that's causing a drain on our economy. And it's threatening to be an anchor around the necks of today's Millennials, who are graduating with crushing debt that will take decades to repay.

It doesn't have to be this way. The public university system was founded on the principle that college should be affordable for everyone. Progressive champions like Senator Elizabeth Warren and others are fighting to make that a reality once again. 

Thanks for all you do.

–Ben O'Keefe


1. "The high economic and social costs of student loan debt," CNBC, Monday, June 15, 2015

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