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  • Gov, OR
    John Kitzhaber

    15 Constituent Requests
  • Sen, OR
    Chip Shields

    3 Constituent Requests
  • Rep, OR
    Jennifer Williamson

    3 Constituent Requests
  • Rep, OR
    Lew Frederick

    3 Constituent Requests
  • Sen, OR
    Ginny Burdick

    3 Constituent Requests
  • Sen, OR
    Bruce Starr

    2 Constituent Requests
  • Sen, OR
    Elizabeth Steiner Hayward

    2 Constituent Requests
  • Rep, OR
    Mitch Greenlick

    2 Constituent Requests
  • Rep, OR
    Joe Gallegos

    2 Constituent Requests
  • Rep, OR
    Jules Bailey

    1 Constituent Requests
  • Sen, OR
    Diane Rosenbaum

    1 Constituent Requests
  • Rep, OR
    Chris Garrett

    1 Constituent Requests
  • Sen, OR
    Richard Devlin

    1 Constituent Requests

Introduction

Support debt-free higher education for Oregon public college and university students and stable funding for Oregon public higher education.

  • Debt-free higher education for students

    Started by Merideth in Portland, OR

    To: Gov John Kitzhaber, Sen Chip Shields, Rep Jennifer Williamson, Rep Lew Frederick, Sen Ginny Burdick, Sen Bruce Starr, Sen Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Rep Mitch Greenlick, Rep Joe Gallegos, Rep Jules Bailey, Sen Diane Rosenbaum, Rep Chris Garrett, Sen Richard Devlin

    The Oregon legislature needs to foster a plan for debt-free higher education for Oregon public university and community college students. Steady funding cuts to Oregon's public higher education system have caused tuition to skyrocket, leaving students and families with an unsustainable burden of student loan debt, and causing many to be priced out of a degree. Currently, students are paying hundreds of dollars a month to Wall Street lenders, and much of that goes only to interest and fees. With Pay It Forward, there is no debt, no interest, and no predatory lenders. Under the plan, Oregon public university and community college students would go to school tuition-free. After college, they would pay a small percentage of their adjusted gross income (AGI) for 20 years (1.5% for two-year programs and 3% for four years). Their contribution would go into a social insurance fund that would allow other students to do the same. Over time, the fund would grow, creating a stable and growing funding stream for Oregon's public institutions. See http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/debt-free-higher-education for more.

    Sincerely,
    11 members of PolitiCrowd

    Introduction

    Support debt-free higher education for Oregon public college and university students and stable funding for Oregon public higher education.

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