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YI Launches Campaign to Fix Higher Ed to Elevate Students’ Interests in HEA Reauthorization Fight

January 28, 2015

Contact: Sarah Schultz,, 202.734.6510

Young Invincibles, Student Debt Activists Launch Campaign to Fix Higher Ed at National Student Debt Day Event

[WASHINGTON]–Today, Young Invincibles will be kicking off a new initiative, the Campaign to Fix Higher Ed: Increasing Quality & Reducing Student Debt, to elevate students’ interests in the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization process. The campaign launch will take place at Young Invincibles’ National Student Debt Day event, which will convene and train roughly 75 activists from around the country to learn more about student debt and higher education policy and how they can make their voices heard in the HEA reauthorization process. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will deliver the keynote address at the event.

“Higher education provides a critical pathway to financial security, but too often students leave school with burdensome debt levels, with no degree, or without the skills they need to succeed,” said Jen Mishory, Executive Director of Young Invincibles. “Fixing higher education so that it works for all students must be a national priority, and we can only fix the system by putting students first and listening to this generation. That’s why over the next year, Young Invincibles will be working with grassroots activists across the country to hold members of Congress, schools, and states accountable for taking action and fixing our system of higher education.”