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An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
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With the country’s total student loan debt amounting to about $1.5 trillion , borrowers lose an average of $208,000 in lifetime wealth accumulation that could have come from retirement savings, investments or home purchases, according to studies from Washington, D.C.-based think tank Demos.
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Antonio White
“If you compare this to some of the other gifts given in higher education, it’s incredibly stark, and I would hope points us to a smarter, better model of philanthropy where people’s lives are genuinely being transformed.”
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Nicole Lyn Pesce
“The gauntlet has been laid. It also reminds us that public policy really does have a role to play. We should take a hard look at why this was needed in the first place.”
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Jillian Berman
“Public policy created the racial economic gap and only public policy can solve it.”
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Adam Harris
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"I Voted Today" sticker on the pointer finger of a Latina woman.
How and why the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 has played such a critical role in increasing access to voter registration.
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Brenda Wright
Laura Williamson
Pamela Cataldo
“We are used to doing our homework and having to show up.”
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Errin Haines Whack
"The bill that the governor is expected to sign into law establishes blatant wealth discrimination in the restoration of rights process. The bill will create two classes of returning citizens… [and] under this bill your ability to pay will govern whether you can participate in democracy.”
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Addy Baird
There is an ideal pathway for knocking down a barrier that has kept so many voting-eligible citizens away from the polls: automatic voter registration.
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Caleb Gayle
“For democratic participation to have any meaning, voters must be able to exercise their right to vote in a language they understand.”
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Nick Visser
“In today’s decision, the court recognized that Spanish-speaking voters are not second-class citizens and should not have to wait for their voting rights to be fully protected.”
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Steven Lemongello