Sign the Petition to

Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader

With student debt surpassing $1 trillion nationwide, now is not the time to be playing politics with student debt. Only weeks remain until the rates on federal Stafford loans double from 3.2 percent to 6.8 percent, adding an extra $1,000 in student debt for each year of college over the life of the loan.

On May 8th, the Senate took a vote and not one Republican voted in favor of stopping interest rates from doubling. You called the vote an election year "political show vote" to win youth voters. This isn't a show vote for us. This is our education at risk.

We're petitioning you to lead Senate Republicans in supporting the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012 and give us something to celebrate this graduation day.

Signed,

Jim Pugh

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

If Congress doesn't take action before July 1st, federal Stafford loan rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, adding thousands of dollars to students' post-graduation debt. We're...

If Congress doesn't take action before July 1st, federal Stafford loan rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, adding thousands of dollars to students' post-graduation debt. We're asking you to take a stand in supporting this petition to put students over politics and prevent student loan rates from doubling this year.

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