FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 8, 2022
WASHINGTON — Today, the Alliance for Youth Action ends their week-long mobilization efforts by calling for sustained pressure on President Biden to pick up the pen and cancel student debt. extend the moratorium on federal student loan payments through the end of August. The federal student loan moratorium extension is helpful, but is simply not what was promised by Biden, nor is it what young people voted for in 2020. Youth organizers will continue the pressure to ensure President Biden cancels student debt – all of it.
In a video released today, the Alliance uplifts their Dreams Not Debt petition demanding Biden to:
- Take bolder steps in addressing the student debt crisis by canceling all current student debt
- Reform the student loan program to mitigate future student debt
- Make public colleges and universities free for all students
In the latest national youth survey conducted in January by the Alliance for Youth Action’s sister organization – Alliance for Youth Organizing – the majority of young voters across the political spectrum – 62% – support some form of student loan forgiveness. And more than one in three young people (35%) – and fully 50% of Democrats – want the Biden Administration to cancel all student loan debt immediately. President Biden promised to deliver relief through debt cancellation and it’s time for him to follow through.
You can access the petition here.
WHO: Alliance for Youth Action
WHAT: Dreams Not Debt Petition to Cancel Student Debt
WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2022
To schedule an interview with Dakota Hall, Executive Director of Alliance for Youth Action, or local activists at the state level, please reach out to Carmel Pryor (email@example.com)