STUDENT DEBT CAN’T WAIT
No one should start their life in debt. Canceling student debt will secure economic opportunity for millions of borrowers as well as advance racial justice. We need debt forgiveness and free public college now.
As a small town girl who worked hard for good grades, Canning went to night school at a community college, received scholarships for private school, and then Pell grants and federal loans for four year college. She attended the University of Oregon School of Law on seven different scholarships and fellowships. But even with all of those academic scholarships, her education put her over $100,000 in debt.
Student loan debt in America now tops $1.75 trillion, and is holding millions of people back from starting families, buying homes, launching businesses, going to graduate school, or moving forward in life.