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Received this e-mail today from Rep. Gary Peters' (D. MI) U.S. Senate campaign:
Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich.,addresses the media at the United Auto Workers Local 1264 in Sterling Heights, Mich., Monday, March 3, 2014. Peters planned to put Republican Terri Land on the defensive in their U.S. Senate race by highlighting her 2012 opposition to the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, which is widely credited with saving the U.S. auto industry. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan has always had some of the brightest minds in the country driving its economy. And a higher education has been the ticket to the middle class for many Michiganders.

But a lot has changed since I was bussing tables to save for college. Now tuition costs and loan rates have soared so high that a higher education is just out of reach for too many Americans. This is unacceptable – plain and simple.

This is a crisis that affects students, their families, and the economy. If we’re serious about giving all Americans a fair shot at the American Dream, then we need to get serious about making higher education more affordable.

This month, I’m joining with colleagues to demand that Washington take action. Join us -- sign your name.

It has been shown, time and again, that more students pursuing higher education leads to better paying jobs and spurs economic growth. That’s why I’ve led efforts to reduce student loan rates and voted to protect Pell Grants. But today the fight continues.

Add your voice to our petition and tell Congress to take action on our country’s skyrocketing student loan debt.

Thank you for your help.


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Originally posted to pdc on Mon May 19, 2014 at 02:15 PM PDT.

Also republished by Youth Kos 2.0, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, Motor City Kossacks, and Michigan, My Michigan.

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