Down with Debt

Date: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Venue: Bar 201 - 201 Massachusetts Ave., NE - Washington, DC 20002

Student debt in America has reached a crisis point. People, both young and old, are struggling under more than a trillion dollars of debt.

Those burdened with debt and their families are putting off their lives. They are putting off starting a family, purchasing a home and investing in their retirement.

We are honored to welcome Virginia's-own, Congressman Bobby Scott, the top Democrat of the House Education and Workforce Committee. We will also welcome Congressman Joe Courtney, who along with Senator Warren introduced the Bank on Student Act, and Congressman Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who are leading the fight for debt-free college for this event.

Designed to bring greater awareness to this issue and prepare for the political fight to address this issue.

Admission to the event is based on the amount of student debt that attendees hold - the more you owe, the less you pay.

No one should be ashamed of their student debt - they should be angry that their government and many of their elected leaders are doing nothing about it.

Important Note Regarding Donations: Representatives Scott, Courtney & Ellison are appearing at this event only as featured speakers. Reps. Scott, Courtney & Ellison are not asking for funds or donations.

All funds solicited in connection with this event are by the Virginia Young Democrats, and not by Reps. Scott, Courtney & Ellison.

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