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Salon: Protesters' Furious New Front

Excellent, comprehensive article about the overall movement to restore sanity to the way in which we pay for higher education in this country.  Many thanks to Alexander Zaitchik for his thorough research and openness to contructive criticism.  

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April 23, 2012

Rep. Hansen Clarke Slaps Stuart Varney Down on H.R. 4170!

 Must watch!  Stuart Varney of Fox "News" had Rep. Clarke on his show for the second time.  The first time was totally non-confrontational, with Varney apparently trying to lull the Congressman into a false sense of security.  The second time, Varney came with guns a-blazin', but Clarke wasn't having any of it!  

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Time: Is Forgiving Student Debt a Good Idea?

Yes.  Yes it is.

From the article:

Applebaum’s proposal offers a radical and wildly unfeasible solution, both politically and economically, but it’s an idea nonetheless. “I’m not saying my solution to the student debt crisis is the very best,” he says. “If you disagree with me, what’s your solution?”

 

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April 20, 2012

OSD: Student Debt - Not Just for Losers

In response to Rep. Virginia Foxx's extremely ignorant comments about student debt, Loan Reform Now founder, and my good friend, RaeAnn Roca, wrote the following critique, citing Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor's own experiences with student loan debt.  Go Rae!

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Willing to Share Your Story?

 Dear Friends and Supporters:

I'm looking for volunteers willing to share their stories publicly for several campaigns about student debt.  Right now, I'm looking for volunteers that fall into either one of two categories:

Today at 4:30pm: Congressman Hansen Clarke to host Google+ Hangout session on the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170)

 April 10, 2012                                                                                Media Contact: 

NY Daily News: Stop Smiling. Your Parents Sold You Out

Excellent analysis of how the American higher educational system spiraled out of control - full of arguments I've been making for 3.5 years! 

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University News: Nonprofit grassroots movement seeks student loan debt forgiveness

 I had no idea this story was even being written but, nonetheless, the publicity is very much appreciated!

Publish Date: 
April 3, 2012

Less than 48 hrs to Help Hansen Clarke!

Dear Friends and Supporters:

I'm writing today to remind you that the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) filing deadline for the 1st quarter of 2012 is tomorrow, Saturday, March 31st.  As such, there's less than 48 hours left for all of us to help our Champion in Congress, Rep. Hansen Clarke prior to the end of the quarter.

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