Elizabeth Warren continues to be a powerful force in the campaign to fix the student loan system. Warren spoke at a recent hearing for the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee, saying that although the interest rate necessary to cover the cost of the student loan program without making a profit would be about 2.5%, the government is charging students nearly twice that amount for undergraduate loans, and even more for graduate and direct loans. But Warren has come under fire from critics who say that the figures she is using in her argument are wrong.
In the follow-up to the controversy surrounding the suspension of Northeastern‘s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine by the school,
The venerable Noam Sandweiss-Back ’15 writes in with opportunity to help out my favorite bad-ass senate candidate:
The time has finally come. The polls are tight. The campaigns are mobilizing. And the vote needs to get out.
This Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday (editorial note: be there for election day OH EM GEE) Wesleyan for Warren is traveling one last time to Worcester, MA to get the vote out. If you’re from Mass, feel passionately about Warren, or can’t get to a swing state for Obama we’d love for you to come up for one/all of the days. In such a close race every bit helps.
Even if you don’t think you can give up a full day fill out this form with your availablity and we will try to work around everyone’s schedules.
Warren can really impact Washington. Let’s get her into Senate
Date: Saturday Nov. 3, Sunday Nov. 4th, Tuesday. Nov 6th
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Questions? Contact any of the Elizabeth Warren Campus Interns: sebb(at)wes, jpollan(at)wes, etammaro(at)wes, nsandweissba(at)wes,emullaney(at)wes
Sam Ebb ’13 writes in:
Elizabeth Warren, pretty much the greatest thing to happen to Massachusetts since the Sox broke the curse, is running for the Massachusetts Senate and whether you come from the great State of Massachusetts or not we need your help! We are looking for student volunteers to make phone calls, canvas, and locate and register eligible Massachusetts voters at Wes. Help us get out the vote for the most important Senate race in the country!
If interested or for questions, email sebb(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.