When the economy spiraled, my parents were hit hard. They’ve had to declare bankruptcy, and things are very tight. I’ve had a crazy road through college - I had to leave the school I was in (it was too expensive), start over at community college, and I was recently accepted to a four year. The only way I’ll be able to afford it is through loans and Pell grants. And I really, really want to get my degree.
It makes my heart swell every time our President talks about affording college. It’s something I’ve been working so hard for, and the only way I’ll be able to get through college is if people in power - like him - believe in all the struggling people like me.
That’s one of the reasons he’s got my vote. He actually believes in investing in people’s futures.
President Obama is urging Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling for 7 million people on July 1—make sure your legislators hear from you.