Wednesday, June 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET
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Two months ago, NAACP Youth & College Division, Student Debt Crisis, Center for Responsible Lending, Generation Progress, NextGen America, and Young Invincibles announced the launch of the #CancelStudentDebt Voices Project. Since then, more than 12,000 students and borrowers have come forward to share their stories with student debt.
On Wednesday, June 9th, the coalition will convene again to elevate those borrowers’ voices and deliver their stories directly to the U.S. Department of Education for their use as a resource to improve the borrower experience, emphasizing the need for action to cancel student debt, make college free, and end the student debt crisis.
“The personal stories and photos we have received from young people in response to this project are a reminder of the everyday impact of the student debt crisis on borrowers,” said Charlotte Hancock, senior director of Generation Progress. “Student debt impacts young people’s ability to provide for or start families, engage in their communities, plan for the future, and more—and it disproportionately impacts Black borrowers and other borrowers of color. No one should have to choose between medication, rent, bills, or student loan payments. We are sharing these stories with the Biden-Harris administration today and are looking forward to working with the Department of Education on student debt cancellation, and with Congress on free college moving forward.”
Opening remarks for the event will be provided by Alyssa Milano and Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY).
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