The Youth Caucus and the Green Party US have both endorsed the Million Student March. The Green Party is the only national party that supports all demands. Please join us on 3/30 for a conference call to organize for the march:
You’ve heard the statistics, right? Nationwide education debt is at about $1.2 trillion dollars – an amount that keeps too many of us trapped living paycheck to paycheck while we make our monthly student loan payments. Meanwhile, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost US taxpayers upwards of $1.6 trillion dollars and immeasurable death and devastation to the people of the Middle East. The system is rigged to favor the banks, the military contractors, and the for-profit colleges. Don’t you agree it’s time to change the system?
Imagine our movement rolling back the neoliberal attack on public education by WINNING free college at public universities, forcing the government to forgive of our loans, and achieving living wages for all campus workers.
That’s what we are building towards. That’s why the Young Greens have signed on to the Million Student March, a national movement with three simple demands:
1) Free public college education
2) Forgiveness of student loan debt – a student loan jubilee!
3) $15 minimum wage for campus workers
It’s up to us to to articulate the just future we deserve, and that includes higher education without a lifetime of debt. We won’t change the system overnight, but it’s up to all of us to get to work, together, to make sure that we are heard, on our campus, in our cities, and in our local media. Join the Million Student March on April 13!
Join us for a conference call happening on Wednesday, March 30, at 8:30pm Eastern.
RSVP to the Facebook event here.
(Phone: 712-775-7035; Access Code: 836715#)
In the meantime, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We can provide you with organizing guides and help with your questions.