All 3 Democratic presidential candidates, and nearly 100 members of Congress, have endorsed debt-free college.
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PETITION: We the undersigned urge all Democratic candidates to make debt-free college and other "big ideas" central to their 2016 campaigns.
Our activism together is pushing "big ideas" to the center of the 2016 debate.
- In January, PCCC members voted for debt-free college as a top "big idea."
- In February and March, we lobbied Congress.
- In April, we announced 5,000 Democratic leaders who were Ready For Boldness in 2016, including big ideas like debt-free college.
- Then we announced the debt-free college resolution, which now has nearly 100 co-sponsors in the House and Senate.
- All 3 Democratic presidential candidates have now endorsed debt-free college.
Dear Members of Congress,
A college education is increasingly a prerequisite to getting a well-paying job. But with the cost of college education skyrocketing, we risk a whole generation either being left behind or burdened with crippling debt. Addressing student debt is one of the most urgent issues of our time, and the public wants action.
Proposals to lower interest rates for student loans and make community college affordable are steps in the right direction -- and we support them. But we need a broader goal for our nation, and now is the time to advance one.
We stand ready to mobilize publicly around a national goal of debt-free college at all public institutions of higher learning. All students should have the ability to graduate from college debt-free.
We hope to partner with you on this important issue.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Democracy for America
Working Families Party
Student Debt Crisis
Americans for Democratic Action
Campaign for America’s Future
- Democracy for America
- Daily Kos
- Working Families Party
- Courage Campaign
- Campaign for America’s Future
- Young Invincibles
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