Student debt has surpassed $1 trillion, and for poor and working class students, college is only accessible with huge loans and working long hours while in school. Others forgo school entirely; each year more than 400,000 qualified students fail to attend a four-year college due to financial costs.
Democratic socialists believe that education is a right, not a privilege!
Sign our petition to make student loan repayment simple and fair, jump start the economy and create jobs, and send a lifeline to student borrowers.
I stand behind H.R. 1330, the Student Loan Fairness Act, because I know graduates need real debt relief. Help convert private loans into federal loans with a maximum 3.4% interest rate and set a payment limit of 10% of a student’s discretionary income over 10 years.
Don’t leave a generation behind!
You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision. And, most importantly, how you can become involved. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.
If you're a new DSAer, have been on a new member call, but still have questions about DSA's core values/strategy/core work and how to express these ideas in an accessible way to the media, as well as to friends, family and others who might be interested in joining DSA, this call is for you.
People of all genders are welcome to join this call to discuss DSA's work on women's and LGBTQ issues, especially in light of the new political reality that we face after the elections. 9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.
Historian John D'Emilio's presentation will do 3 things: Provide a brief explanation of how sexual and gender identities have emerged; provide an overview of the progression of LGBT activism since its origins in the 1950s, highlighting key moments of change; and, finally, suggest what issues, from a democratic socialist perspective, deserve prioritizing now. John co-authored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.
Join DSA members Glenn Scott and Richard Croxdale to discuss videos produced by People’s History in Texas (PHIT), a project that brings to life the stories of ordinary people in significant socio-political movements in Texas. They will discuss The Rag, their newest documentary, which tells the story of an influential underground paper based in Austin, Texas, from 1966-77. Click here to view Part I (the early years as an all-volunteer paper covering the student, anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights movements), Part II (the impact of Women’s Liberation on the paper) and Part III (building community: covering local politics, nukes, co-ops, feminist institutions). But also check out the video on the Stand-Ins about a group of university students who led a movement to desegregate Austin’s movie theaters in 1961. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.