White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said during an interview with Katie Couric, “A million young people should march on Washington [and say] to the Republican leadership, ‘…you better vote to deal with student debt. You better vote to make public universities and colleges tuition free.'”
Sanders words may have inspired today’s Million Student March.
Students from over 100 colleges and universities walked out of class today in a protest for student loan debt forgiveness, free tuition, and higher paying on campus jobs.
Elan Axelbank, a junior at Northeastern University, said Sanders’ comment gave students a pathway. “The three demands were designed to bring as many people into this movement as possible and meet the needs of future students and past students,” Axelbank said. “There are people who are 30 with $40,000 in student debt, and because of that they haven’t been able to buy a car or home. It’s difficult to settle down if you’re still paying off that debt.”
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