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Most borrowers are overwhelmed and confused by their student loans, and are unable to speak intelligently about the subject. Please educate yourself about the basics of student loans first. It is confusing if you don't know the facts. Our book, The Student Loan Scam, published in January, 2009, provides a clear, compelling, and easily understandable argument for why the student loan system is predatory by design, and why standard consumer protections must be restored. Also, check out the SLJ media section to understand how this issue is progressing in the public forum.
support from you is critically important. Our group runs
on an extremely small budget (less than $10,000 per year), but we do
not sell advertising, or make any other revenue from any source except
our members. It is important that you contribute, even nominally.
4.Call Congress, and the media
mission is to compel Congress to return
standard consumer protections to student loans, so of course you should
start by doing this. We have
found, however, that contacting the media, and working to get
them to do stories is very effective to this end. Identify
reporters and publications who would be interested in writing about
this issue. Call them. We have a very solid argument, and members
in every major city in the U.S. who would be willing to be interviewed.
Use this Fact
as you go forward. The strength of our argument, combined with fair
media coverage (not all media coverage of this issue has been fair) has
helped us tremendously, but this issue is still far, far underreported
compared to its importance to the nation. This is actually far
more valuable to the cause than any donation you might make.
It takes a bit of work to make stories happen in the media sometimes, but you will find it very worthwhile when you succeed.
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