Virginia is certainly one of 19 states that has larger student loan debt than their annual budgets! Please be part of us for our open to the general public social evening the place we will probably be internet hosting Alan Collinge, founding father of Student Loan Justice, to debate student loan debt in Virginia and nationally, in addition to how and why it have to be cancelled for the great of our economic system.
StudentLoanJustice.org is the oldest, largest, and solely grassroots group within the nation preventing solely and completely for student loan debtors. Specifically, the group is preventing for the return of ordinary chapter protections to all student loans, and the cancellation of all federally owned student loans by government order. The group includes over 1 million members and 50 state chapter teams.
Student Loan Justice founder Alan Collinge is a student loan borrower. His experiences along with his personal student loans, mixed with information of fine religion lending discovered over years whereas he managed a small lending program on behalf of the federal authorities, made him understand that this can be a drawback the United State has by no means seen. He took his analysis to the media and to Washington and was profiled as high story on 60 Minutes.
Since then, he has authored The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press), has written a whole lot of articles within the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and so forth., does frequent tv and radio interviews. In 2008, he was chosen as certainly one of 8 “financial heroes” by CNN/Money Magazine. Prior to founding SLJ, Collinge was affiliate scientist (aeronautics) at Caltech. He earned three levels in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. Now he devotes himself full time to SLJ.
Established in 2005, the group has been featured on 60 Minutes, within the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, CNBC, PBS, NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, VICE information, Fast Company, and plenty of, many different locations. They are credited with inspiring a number of key items of laws, and beginning the present nationwide dialog round each student loan cancellation, and chapter protections. The group is fiercely non-partisan.