Session Type(s): Panel
Five years ago, national student debt was a $1.1 trillion crisis, with no solution in sight. The idea of canceling student debt was unthinkable. Today it’s $1.7 trillion, impacting 46 million Americans and their families. Messaging, grassroots organizing, and economic research have changed the political landscape. There are now two bills in Congress to make full student debt cancellation a reality. Led by Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-7), our panel will focus on Freedom to Prosper and the Cancel Student Debt Movement as a case study to further progressive policies. From progressive idea to presidential platform, we’ll highlight the power of messaging and organizing to help you further your cause.