Social Media Day Of Action: Student Debt 6.13.13

We’ve gone to Capitol Hill to share students’ concerns and discuss why the doubling the interest rates on federal student loans this summer would harm our generation’s future.  We’ve also created petitions to help amplify your voices, testified before the Senate about student loan debt, and created a snazzy debt infographic to make sure that you’re all keyed into the issue.  Now we want to occupy social media for an entire day to make sure Congress hears us loud and clear: don’t double the interest rates of federal student loans on July 1!

Here’s How You Can Participate

 Get Your Tweet On!

The official hashtag is #DreamsNotDebt.  We’ll also use last year’s hashtag #DontDoubleMyRate. You can click here to Tweet your Representative and click here to tweet your Senator.

You can also Tweet your Senator here.

Below are some sample tweets.

  • Pls RT! Sign @YI_Care’s petition to tell Congress #DontDoubleMyRate for Fed #StudentLoans: http://bit.ly/16btocw. #DreamsNotDebt
  • Video: We believe in #DreamsNotDebt. Check out why we can’t afford for fed student interest rates to 2x 7/1 http://bit.ly/11paUgP
  • How many burritos worth of #StudentDebt do you have? Check out @YI_Care’s interactive #infographic http://debt.younginvincibles.org/ #DreamsNotDebt

Post on Facebook

  • Video Alert! We believe in #DreamsNotDebt. Check out why we can’t afford for federal student interest rates to double on July 1st http://bit.ly/11paUgP

  • Share this image on Facebook to show that you stand with Americans with student debt!
    DreamsNotDebt copy

Participate in #DreamsNotDebt Twitter Town Hall

We’re having a Twitter chat on June 13th.  Stay tuned to see what special guests will dropin.   We’ll be using the #DreamsNotDebt hashtag.  You can submit questions to @YI_Care ahead of time or tune in and ask your questions during the chat.

Petition

Sign Our Petition! Feel free to help spread the word, on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch & Spread The Word

Participate in our Student Debt Blog Carnival

This is an opportunity for you to submit blog posts that will be featured on the Young Invincibles’ site.  Click here for more details!

Send out an E-blast!
Let all your subscribers know what’s going on and how to get involved. Click here for sample e-blast language.  

Email Rae.Roca@YoungInvincibles.org if you’re interested in participating in Social Media Day.  

 

Social Media Day Partners

National Campus Leadership Council 

YouthBuild

SparkAction

One Million Degrees

OurTime

Urban Underground

Ed Trust

PIRG

Equal Justice Works

Opportunity Nation

Campus Progress

US Students Association

National College Access Network

Rock the Vote

National Council of La Raza

Student Debt Crisis

United Negro College Fund

League of Young Voters

Rebuild the Dream

MomsRising

American Association of University Women

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