STATEMENT: Alliance for Youth Action Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Student Loan Forgiveness

For Immediate Release:

June 30, 2023

Press Contact:

Carmel Pryor

WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision on Biden v. Nebraska – ruling against the 44 million Americans who bear the financial burden of student loan debt. Alliance for Youth Action has been on the frontlines of this fight, with millions stuck in legal limbo for a year. As 2024 nears, young people are putting candidates on notice, cancel the debt or lose.

Alliance for Youth Action Executive Director Dakota Hall released the following statement:

“Today, the MAGA Justices on the Supreme Court who have been taking away our freedoms, from abortion to voting, decided student loan providers will get their checks at the cost of our dreams. Millions of Americans put faith in the system and expected a promise to be fulfilled. Instead, those who turn our dreams of higher education into debt – the Republicans and student loan providers, like MOHELA – won today. 

“The student loan market is a billion-dollar industry undercutting our economic freedom — and the young people who delivered Democrats a victory in 2020 and 2022 aren’t having it. With another election cycle ahead, young people will continue to be an election-determining voting bloc and it is the power of youth organizing that Republicans and student loan providers should fear.

“The fight for student loan debt cancellation is far from over. Young people, particularly Black and Latino students, students with disabilities, and first-generation students most impacted by student debt, understand another world is possible – a world where we can build a future we deserve – and now we know more than ever that we have the political power to make it happen.”

If you would like to speak with Dakota Hall or Alliance for Youth Action organizers about the fight for student loan forgiveness, please reach out to Vice President of Communications and Engagement Carmel Pryor (