So, what if something like that started as community support groups? I think the most overwhelming and debilitating aspect of all this is the isolation. Are there support groups nationwide where we can come together and support each other?
I really feel, personally, like I would benefit from meeting other people struggling with this.
Forgive me if it’s a dumb question. First day here. I’ve just been grasping at straws for so long and didn’t even realize the existence of this organization.
Does the strike have something other in mind than just not paying your loans? Would we be calling the loan servicer to tell them we are done paying?
yes, we already have members finding each other in their local areas and getting connected.
I am in Nevada and have been able to tweet at my Rep and get some response. I went to a townhall too and that was interesting. My next step will be to host a debt burn with community folks. To open up the space and talk about the issues we face related to debt. And make a symbolic gesture. Debt is unjust. We all deserve to earn enough to live without having to debt leverage our lives and our future.
You can use this link to get started and reach out through the platform to find folks in your area.
If my school debt could go into hiding that’s ok, but to have it erased could change my life. I’m unsure if you know, but it has become the most negative thing in my life. I don’t work with what my degree is in. I wasnt well versed on any of this. What degree I wanted, especially what my loans were going to bring. I thought my mom had paid for my school and I never stressed about the part I was loaned. We need help
I’m already on an “IDR” (Income-Driven Repayment Plan); but I won’t hesitate to join a Student Debt Strike! I owe over $40k in student loans.
Can you possibly go into more details?
Please be sure to add your name at strike.debtcollective.org
After you look over the strike page. Let me know what your questions are.
Absolutely I would!!
I agree. As a single Mom, I worry about how my kids will be able to go to college. My student has been nothing but a nightmare. I know it will only get worse. It’s been flipped through so many different facilities, its now a 60 thousand dollar loan, for a degree that ended up being worthless, because they changed the rules a year before I graduated. I just want it to go away, it truly feels like a prison sentence.