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The Vermont Debt Collective Rally at Pliny Park 4/3/21

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On Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2pm ET, the Vermont Debt Collective will host an event at Pliny Park in Downtown Brattleboro as part of a National Week of Action to call on Joe Biden to cancel all federally held student loan debt in his first 100 days in office. The Debt Collective is a debtors union which is campaigning for full student debt abolition and free public college for all with the Biden Jubilee 100 Student Debt Strike. President Biden can cancel student debt through a power called “Compromise and Settlement” - the exact same mechanism that is currently being used to place a moratorium on student debt payments. We are calling on him to take this action because it is a substantial step towards closing the racial wealth gap and creating a more just and equitable higher education system. Vermont has one of the highest debt burdens of any state. 73,000 Vermonters hold a total of $2.7 billion in student debt, with the average personal burden being $36,700. Vermonters are in urgent need of relief, and cancelling student debt would keep $2.7 billion dollars in the pockets of Vermonters to invest in their local economies and communities.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 10:45

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