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Despicable DeVos

As the first in my family to go to college, I firmly believe that every child should have the opportunity to pursue his or her dreams – and the prospect of massive student debt is an enormous and unacceptable barrier.

But right now, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is making the problem even worse, wreaking havoc on student loan protections that help thousands of Americans who are drowning in debt.

DeVos and the Trump administration have frozen the rules that allowed victims of fraud by for-profit schools to have their debt erased, and they've also proposed canceling the program that allows student loans to be forgiven after 10 years in a public service job.

An attack on higher education is an attack on the American middle class. We must fight back against DeVos' unraveling of the American dream for millions of Americans.

Chip in now to stand with me against DeVos' attacks on students!

Bringing down the cost of higher education by allowing students to refinance, offering assistance to low-income Americans, and rewarding those who give back to our country are the least we can do to ease the burden of student loan debt.

Unfortunately, DeVos and Trump are only putting higher education more out of reach by weighing down students with the lifelong burden of crushing debt. We need solutions to the problem of student loan debt, not more roadblocks.

I'm fighting to make higher education accessible to all Americans. Are you with me?

Join our movement to fight back against DeVos' attacks on the American dream!

Onward!

Jeff

Posted on August 24, 2017.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.