For the last two days, I’ve been in Washington, D.C., helping deliver over 1 million signatures to Congress in support of the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012—a bill to extend a helping hand to those struggling under massive amounts ofstudent loan debt.

It’s an amazing moment—the culmination of a huge movement for student debt forgiveness. Please take a moment to make sure your voice is counted among those demanding action from Congress.

Click here to sign the petition for student debt forgiveness now.

Since 1999, average student loan debt has increased by a shameful 511%. In 2010, total outstanding student loan debt exceeded total outstanding credit card debt in America for the first time ever. In 2012, total outstanding student loan debt is expected to exceed $1 trillion.

In response to this crisis, U.S. Representative Hansen Clarke of Michigan has just introduced H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012, which would extend a helping hand to those struggling under massive amounts of student loan debt.

Armed with stacks of petitions demanding sweeping student debt relief, we’re showing Congress that this is an issue they can’t ignore any longer.

The petition says:

Total outstanding student loan debt in America is expected to exceed $1 TRILLION this year. Millions of hardworking, taxpaying, educated Americans are being crushed under the weight of their educational debts, while the economy continues to sputter. Support a REAL economic stimulus and jobs plan. Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170).

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:


–Robert Applebaum

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