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As a constituent, your elected officials pay attention to your opinions. Action alerts are a simple yet effective way to have your voice heard. Complete the action alerts here to tell your elected officials why these issues matter to you, and encourage your colleagues and friends to join you.

Encourage Your Senator to Support Dreamers

Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) introduced S. 874, the Dream Act of 2019, which would provide permanent legal protections and a path to citizenship for individuals commonly referred to as Dreamers. This bipartisan legislation, if signed into law, would allow these individuals to remain in the US and pursue their education and careers without the threat of deportation.

Urge your Senator to support S. 874 today!

Urge Your Senator to PROTECT Students
Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) recently introduced S. 867, the PROTECT Students Act of 2019. If signed into law as part of a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization, this bill would protect students and taxpayers from unscrupulous colleges by:
  • Replacing the 90/10 rule with an 85/15 rule to require for-profit colleges to derive at least 15 percent of their revenue from non-federal funds, and close the loophole that allows Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to be counted as non-federal dollars;
  • Codifying the 2014 Gainful Employment regulations that require vocational programs at for-profit colleges and non-degree programs at non-profit colleges to meet minimum thresholds of debt to income rates;
  • Banning the use of arbitration agreements and class action restrictions as part of enrollment agreements made between students and institutions of higher education;
  • Codifying and strengthening the 2016 regulations regarding the forgiveness of the federal student loan relief that borrowers are entitled to when a school violates state or federal law;
  • Expanding the prohibition of incentive compensation to cover any activity relating to a student’s academic career, from recruitment to graduation; and
  • Enhancing civil penalties that the Secretary may impose on an institution and its officers found to be in violation of the law.

Urge your Senator to PROTECT Students and taxpayers today!

Ask Your Members of Congress to Fully Fund Title IV-Part A

The federal Title IV-Part A block grant, also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, is designed to ensure that high need K-12 school districts have access to programs that foster safe and healthy schools, provide students with a well-rounded education, and increase the effective use of technology in our nation’s schools. Allowable uses include college and career counseling and AP/IB courses. Urge your members of Congress to provide our students with the skills, resources, and support they need to succeed by fully funding Title IV-Part A.

Tell Congress: This Is #TitleIVA!

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