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The For the People Act can begin to address the longstanding racist exclusions in our democracy with policy solutions that are proven to advance racial equity.
Testimony and Public Comment
"…Black and Latinx borrowers [are] more likely to be denied credit than white borrowers and more likely to be charged higher interest rates on everything from home mortgage loans, to credit cards, to car loans. It’s just one of many ways the financial deck is stacked against Black and brown
In the media
Michelle Black
Caroline Lupini
"Black student debtors "are 16 percent more likely to be in default or seriously delinquent than white student debtors; Latino borrowers are 8 percent more likely."
In the media
Aarthi Swaminathan
“This stuff is hard and necessary to untangle… [but] we should actually start over.”
In the media
Aarthi Swaminathan
Policymakers in Michigan have continuously made attending college harder through divestment in Michigan’s public higher education system, resulting in skyrocketing college prices.
Policy Briefs
Mark Huelsman
Due to disinvestment, a lack of grant aid, and the rising cost of living, Arizona’s students face a steep hill in paying for college.
Policy Briefs
Mark Huelsman
A collection of contributions from leading student loan experts offering a roadmap for the Biden administration to take immediate action to cancel student debt for millions of Americans.
Policy Briefs
Mark Huelsman
Why we need to prioritize passing H.R.1 along with H.R.4 and legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. (H.R.51) as the first items of business in the 117th Congress.
Testimony and Public Comment
K. Sabeel Rahman
“Most people who are in favor of big sweeping action are also in favor of the incremental reforms that would make the loan program more humane."
In the media
Jillian Berman
“The actual dollar amount, it’s hard to put that at a figure that’s enough to help everyone who is struggling. And because of that, I’d err on the side of doing more.”
In the media
Kaitlin Mulhere