Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Support HR2269 to help cut college costs on 7/12/2007

Call Your Representative to Ask for a Yes Vote on HR 2669

Thursday morning July 12, 2007, the United States House of Representatives will vote on HR 2669, the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007.

Among other things, this legislation will cut interest rates on subsidized student loans in half over the next five years, limit the percentage of income students spend repaying loans, and expand both the eligibility and size of the Pell Grant program. These reforms make the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 the single largest investment in higher education since the GI bill.

Help turn HR 2669 into Law: Call the House Today

Already, thousands of Young Democrats have responded to our call to write letters to Washington asking for college affordability reforms. Now, as this vote hits the floor in the House, we need to add your voice (yup your actual voice) to our lobbying efforts.

Large private lenders and their Republican supporters will stop at nothing to kill this type of college affordability reform. Only with your help, and the help of your friends, can we ensure financial aid actually benefits students and families instead of corporations.

Please take the time to visit to learn more about HR 2669 and to call your member of Congress. The momentum coming out of a resounding victory on this legislation in the House will help ensure its passage in the Senate and send a message to the President that he must sign it into law.

Call the House Today: Support HR 2669

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