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My name is Chris and I am a fellow with Rob's campaign. Having grown up in Kenosha, I wanted to give back to my community and work on the campaign to help defeat Paul Ryan.

A month ago, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Like many of my peers, I was only able to cross that stage because of the thousands of dollars in student loans that I received.

Fortunately, I was able to find a job with Rob’s campaign after graduation. I have friends that cannot find work and will have to somehow find a way to pay back their student loans or default.

If Congress does not come to some agreement in the next few days, those students, myself included, will be faced with double the interest rate on their loans. The thought of paying that much more is very concerning to me.

In my conversations with Rob, I’ve found that we agree that we need to support and uphold our education system, not make it available only to the wealthy and the well connected.

Rob would have been unable to attend college without the help of Stafford Loans so he understands the importance of investing in our students. For Rob and myself, education is one of the best investments our country can make.

Stand with Rob in supporting students with a donation today.

Paul Ryan and his GOP pals in Congress want to increase the burden on students, but what they seem to forget is that they were once students like myself. Why should we be punished for pursuing that life-changing experience of higher education?

Congress needs to keep the struggling college students and graduates in mind this week.  Increasing the burden on people like us only deters great minds from entering higher education and giving back to the country that invested in them.

On, Wisconsin,
Chris Mleczko
Campaign Fellow

Originally posted to RobZerban on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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