Student Debt Voters Head to the Polls!

Read up on some education issues and make a plan to vote.

Packed room for our Student Debt Crisis Debate at UMass Amherst. (Sydney Little/PHENOM)

When you go to the polls tomorrow, be a student debt voter. Governor Baker and state lawmakers on Beacon Hill have been ignoring the student debt crisis and making the problem worse.

Just this year, the Governor proposed an effective budget cut for UMass and just barely maintained funding for our state universities and community colleges. That’s after three prior years of budget cuts driving tuition hikes and leaving overworked faculty and staff out in the cold.

Now, Massachusetts has the second-fastest growth in student debt in the entire country. Actions speak louder than words, and the silence is deafening.

But we were heartened to see some serious proposals to cancel student debt on the campaign trail. Jay Gonzalez has endorsed a bold progressive plan for funding public colleges in Massachusetts by taxing massive private college endowments.

Our student and worker organizers have been out on the trail on college campuses across the state registering voters, educating them on the issues and making sure the politics of student debt is on the minds of young people across the state.

Join PHENOM organizers across the state for Election Day activities!

  • Westfield State University, 12:30PM to 7PM: clipboarding, refreshments and a photo booth after the polls
  • Springfield Technical Community College, 10AM: GOTV tabling and clipboarding
  • UMass Amherst, 12:45PM: tabling and clipboarding
  • UMass Lowell, 7PM to 9PM: Party after the polls!
  • MassArt, 1:30PM: GOTV tabling on campus
  • UMass Dartmouth, 4PM: Kick-off party and trip to the polls

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