On October 29, 2021, a coalition of advocates, experts, and college students gathered for a virtual rally in support of debt cancellation, funding for HBCUs and MSIs, and debt-free college.
The rally kicked off with remarks from leaders from The Live Movement, the NAACP, 1000 Women Strong, the Student Debt Crisis Center, and more on what it will take to end the student debt crisis for good.Â
The virtual event closed out Generation Progressâ€™s debt-free college for all week of action, which included constituent meetings with U.S. Senate offices, phonebanking, and a storyteller workshop. Participants called for debt-free college solutions, funding for students at HBCUs and MSIs, doubling the maximum Pell grant, and executive action on student debt cancellation.
Note: This event was previously planned as an outdoor rally and march, but was moved online as a result of inclement weather.
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