Before your weekend starts, please take a moment to add your name in support of these important progressive issues.
Student Loan Interest Rates
The interest rate on new federal student loans is set to double on July 1st to a whopping 6.8%. Higher education should be affordable for students – they shouldn’t be nailed with interest at higher rates than Wall Street banks pay.
Sign on to the petition in support of the Bank on Student Loan Fairness Act, proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren. If Congress doesn't act by July 1, our students will pay a rate nine times higher than the one our government grants to big banks. This bill would allow students to borrow money for their education at the same rate as big banks pay.
I support the Bank on Student Loan Fairness Act, proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Investment in our nation's future by allowing students to borrow money for their education at the same rate as big banks pay.
Sign this petition now.
Fix the Senate Now
The current Senate rules are being used to obstruct debate and block progress. The Senate is dysfunctional and needs reform. We need a Senate that can actually pass legislation and confirm nominations in a timely manner. Sign the petition to tell Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell that now is the time to end obstruction.
Other ADA News
ADA Awards Banquet - ADA's 66th Annual Awards Banquet will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. We are pleased to honor Senator Tom Harkin for his years of progressive leadership. The evening will feature Master of Ceremonies Karl Frisch, with special guest AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka introducing Senator Harkin. You won’t want to miss it, so reserve your seat today at www.adaction.org/banquet.
ADA Voting Record: New Interactive Features
New interactive features for the 2012 ADA Voting Record are now available online. Search and sort the 2012 voting record data your way. Click on any table header to resort the data. Click any vote for a description of the bill. Enter a name or text in the search field to filter the data. Does this sound complicated? It’s not. Just click on the link above, and it will be very clear.
How did your Members score? Find out here.
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