Congress has missed its deadline to stop student loan interest rates from doubling, and now it's crunch time. On July 1st, because of inaction in Congress, student loan interest rates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%. Instead of keeping student interest rates low, Congress is forcing students to pay down Congress’s debt. Now students will be getting a bill for years of bad policy decisions. That's just wrong.
The fight to keep college affordable isn't over. We still have a chance to fix this, but Congress needs to hear from you.
Send an email to Congress today telling them to keep student loans affordable
I'm asking you to do what Young Democrats do best: organize. Let's team up to let Congress know who you are and how Congress’s bad decisions are affecting you.
In my community, students used social media to send their stories with me to Congress. I'm asking you to do the same. Share your stories about college debt and let Congress know how you'd like to keep college affordable. We're using #DropThatDebt to collect stories to share with Congress.
As a teacher at Arizona State University, I often ask my students what they look forward to after graduation. They tell me that they just want a fair shot. They want to know that their hard work in college mattered, that it led to the promise that their parents made to them when they were little: if you work hard and play by the rules, you will succeed. Essentially, they want what generations before them have been promised -- they want a shot at the American Dream.
Take a moment to tell Congress that immediate action is needed on student loans
When my students tell me that they're working hard, playing by the rules and doing everything they can to live that dream -- they've done their part.
Let's remind Congress that it's time for them to do their part.
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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona’s 9th District