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Biden Could Set Millions of Debt-Ridden Americans Free With the Stroke of a Pen

Tens of millions of us are weighed down by crushing student debt. Debt relief would be a game changer.

Sa'iyda Shabazz ·


Khanna Shares Personal Struggle in Call for Biden to Cancel Student Debt

"If Democrats want to regain the trust of people across the country," the California progressive writes, "we need to deliver on the things that materially improve people's lives."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Debt Shaming' Has Dampened Democracy

The single and most simple thing President Biden can do to help save the Democratic majority this midterm, while stimulating the economy, is cancel student debt; and he should do it without delay.

India Walton ·


'I Don't Believe in a Cutoff': AOC Says Biden Shouldn't Means-Test Student Debt Relief

The New York Democrat warned that limits on student loan forgiveness "could exclude many of the frontline workers who are drowning in debt."

Jake Johnson ·


'No Means Testing. Do It for Everyone': Biden Urged to Go Big on Student Debt Cancellation

"Student loan debt is already means-tested by design: the rich have no student debt," said the Debt Collective. "We need to cancel all student loan debt."

Jake Johnson ·


Pressure Builds on Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt

Executive action to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.

Rebekah Entralgo ·


GOP Accidentally Admits That Biden Has the Power to Cancel Student Debt

By introducing a bill to prevent Joe Biden from wiping out student debt, "aren't Republican senators admitting that student debt cancellation is within the authority of the president?" asked one journalist.

Kenny Stancil ·


Biden Tells Hispanic Caucus He's Exploring Options to Cancel Student Debt

"This is a sign that we are winning," said the Student Debt Crisis Center.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Just Cancel It': 85% of Young US Voters Want Action on Student Debt

A plurality of Americans under age 30 surveyed by Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics support canceling all outstanding student loan debt.

Brett Wilkins ·


More Than Half of US Student Loan Borrowers Say They Can't Afford Single Payment

"Widespread debt cancellation is needed immediately," said one advocate.

Jake Johnson ·

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