The Republicans filibustered our student loans bill earlier this year, voting to keep interest rates high on student loans so that they could protect tax loopholes for billionaires. Now it is election time, and it's time for a little accountability.
And it is happening in states like New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, and Kentucky.
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Jeff Merkley, Kay Hagan, and Jeanne Shaheen all have campaign ads focusing on our student loans fight:
- Jeff's ad says that every kid deserves the chance to go to college and build a future without being crushed by debt.
- Jeanne's ad talks about how it isn't right that people can refinance their mortgages but not their student loans.
- Alison's ad points out that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell led the fight, choosing millionaires over kids by blocking the vote.
- And Kay's ad shows that if we lose this November, more Republicans will vote against investing in our kids in the United States Senate.
Take a look at all of these ads, but more importantly share them with your friends. Post them on Facebook. Tweet them. Email them.
Even if you don't live in Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, or New Hampshire, let people know that November's election – and control of the Senate – has consequences for millions of people getting crushed with student loan debt.
Every Democrat, every independent, and even three Republicans voted to move our Bank on Students bill forward this year. We're only two votes short.
If we protect our Democratic senators like Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Merkley, and Kay Hagan – and elect strong challengers like Alison Lundergan Grimes – we move one step closer to giving our students and families some relief. That's why I'm fighting my heart out to protect the Democratic majority this November.
The Senate Republicans have made it clear whose side they stand on. They'd rather protect the special tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires, while our government makes literally billions of dollars in profit off of the backs of our students. That is deeply wrong – and it's up to us to fight back.
There's a clear choice in this election – but people across the country need to hear that message, too.
Our fights are making a real difference, not only in Washington but also in states across the country. Let's keep fighting for the last four weeks of this election.