Michigan 8th Congressional District College for All Action

Michigan 8th Congressional District

This action is for everyone who lives in Michigan’s 8th congressional district. (Not sure which district you live in? Look it up here.) We want to organize people to put pressure on members of Congress (or people who are running to become members of Congress) to cancel all student debt and make public universities completely free. This can take many forms. Reach out to each other, start talking and making plans. Here is some information that.

Elissa Slotkin (D) has not yet taken a position on H.R. 3472 College for All Act of 2019 (this bill would make all public colleges and universities free) or H.R. 3448 Student Debt Cancellation Act of 2019 (this bill would cancel all $1.6 trillion of student debt). Can you force her to co-sponsor or publically support these bills?

So far no other candidates have filed to run for election in this district in 2020, but that could change. If other candidates do run we need to make sure to pressure them to support these bills too.

Use the comments below to plan and coordinate with each other on a state-wide level.


The Indivisible Guide provides good advice about how to set up a meeting with your members of congress (or the people currently campaigning for office), how to show up at town halls, how to write letters to the editor, etc. We can do all of that and more. Feel free to get creative and come up with your own plans in addition to these tried and true methods.

Use this data sheet :arrow_right: Michigan’s Eighth District student debt score is 67

Use this study by economists at the Levy Institute which outlines several positive effects of canceling all student debt.

The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) have a great resources about organizing for College for All. If there is a YDSA chapter near you please reach out and coordinate with them.


@Bigdogg4898 I’m just tagging you here too. There is a lot ppl can do on their own, call, write letters/emails, write a letter to the editor.

But I’m hoping we can get whole groups of ppl in each district. Coordinating group actions are more fun and effective