Michigan "College for All" Action

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.

Senator Gary Peters (D) is up for reelection in 2020. He has not yet taken a position on the College for All Act of 2019. Can you force him to co-sponsor it?

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?

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) has not yet taken a position on the College for All Act of 2019. Can you convince her to co-sponsor it?

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

Resources

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: 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.

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Hi @Thomas_Gokey
I can now see this post as a user.

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This is so great! I can’t wait to participate.

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@Robbie_Tribble
Will you let me know when you are here. And you can access this thread?

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Hello I am here from Michigan.

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Cool! Thanks Gabe.
And feel free to tell others to check out this page. Family members, friends… anyone in these Districts that want to get involved. We welcome them.

Hi @Bigdogg4898, I’m glad you are here.

Do you know what district you live in? If you want to look that up and announce yourself in the comments of the district-specific thread we can start coordinating on that level as well as statewide.

I am in the 8th district

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Somehow I missed it! I should have seen Debbie Stabenow when I was in DC.

Alexis suggested I go there. I will contact her office and pressure her to support the bill.

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