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STATEMENT: Maggie Thompson on Senator Bernie Sanders’ College for All Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the College for All Act of 2017. Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of Generation Progress, issued the following statement in response:

“As the student debt crisis and spiraling college costs continue to stifle innovation and opportunity, the College For All Act is a real breath of fresh air,” said Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of Generation Progress. “Senator Sanders’ plan recognizes the dual need for immediately assisting borrowers bogged down by debt today, while also looking ahead to ensure the next generation of students can graduate debt-free. Instead of cutting Pell Grants, unleashing debt collectors, and dismantling public education, national leaders should continue pushing aggressive plans like the College For All Act to give students—past, present, and future—an affordable, equitable path to a college degree.”

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Kyle Epstein at kepstein@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8137

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