Generation Progress guest hosts Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock are joined by Mike Pierce, policy director at the Student Borrowers Protection Center, and Natalia Abrams, executive director of Student Debt Crisis, for a discussion on the struggle faced by student borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic, why student debt is a civil rights issue, and what comes next in the fight to provide them with lasting relief. They also discuss the landmark California Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights (AB 376), which the California Senate Appropriations Committee voted to support on Thursday, and why it represents a model for future borrowers’ rights legislation.

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