This action is for everyone who lives in @Michigan . 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 you might find helpful.
So far John James ( R ) is the only other candidate who has announced a run for this seat in 2020, although there might be more who announced in the future. Can you force him to take a position on these bills and adopt them as a part of his campaign?
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 StudentDebt_MI.pdf (1.1 MB) about student debt for the whole state of Michigan.
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.
Click on your district below to plan and coordinate with others who live in the same congressional district. Don’t know which district you live in? You can look that up here.
Michigan has 14 congressional districts. We will be adding information about each one soon so that you can find other Debt Collective members who live in the same district as you to coordinate and organize together.