Coverage of Fair Share Amendment Rally, Exploring the Geography of Student Debt Event, and only THREE more days to meet our Challenge! Will you help us get there?

One week into our 10 Days to $10K Challenge, you’ve raised more than $3,600. That means we’re less than $1,400 from meeting our $5,000 match — doubling our fundraising. Help us get to our goal by donating here. Just a $10 donation can make a huge difference! Thank you to all of those who have already contributed!


And join us Saturday at our Winter General Assembly Meeting from 12-3PM at Quinsigamond Community College (Admin 107A). We’ll be celebrating the final day of the Challenge and the details of our three-year campaign for free higher ed in Massachusetts. RSVP by replying to this email.

On Tuesday Raise Up Massachusetts
celebrated the collection of over 157,000 signatures for the Fair Share Amendment. PHENOM’s President, Kimberly Selwitz, spoke at the rally: “Our tuitions and fees are among the highest in the country, and students are forced to take on enormous debt to receive a degree,” said Kimberly Selwitz… “We need to invest in public higher education, to make it affordable for low- and middle-income students in our state.”


Thank you to all of our PHENOMenal members who collected more than 1,500 signatures!



PHENOM’s Executive Director participated in Exploring the Geography of Student Debt: How States and Municipalities Can Act, hosted by the Center for American Progress, Tuesday morning. You can check out the full video of the event here.


The interactive maps that Generation Progress and Higher Ed Not Debt released yesterday shed important light on the connections between median household income, student debt loads, and delinquency rates. This photo looks at Washington, D.C. and Chicago, but you can explore other communities (down to the zip+4) at