Protect Pell Grants from the GOP's chopping block
  • Petitioned Rep. Eric Cantor

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Virginia-07
Rep. Eric Cantor
Ohio-08
Rep. John Boehner

Protect Pell Grants from the GOP's chopping block

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      Priorities USA

Republicans are proposing deep cuts to higher education including the largest cuts to Pell Grants in history through the House Republican budget. 

At the same time Republicans are putting forward a plan to make college more expensive for middle class families, they support new tax breaks for millionaires and big corporations.

President Obama recently unveiled his plan to reduce student loan burdens by lowering monthly payments for some students and allow graduates to consolidate loans for a lower interest rate.

In the current economic climate it's important to make college more affordable and attainable for middle-class families and students. We need to stand up to a Republican-lead Congress that has refused to act on any of the Presdient's proposals to create jobs or improve education. 

Tell Republican leaders you oppose cuts to programs that will put higher education out of reach for many students and middle-class families. Stop plans to make the largest cuts to Pell Grants in history.

To:
Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia-07
Rep. John Boehner, Ohio-08
I support his plan to make college more affordable for middle class families. I oppose plans in the Republican Congressional budget for even deeper cuts to Pell Grants.

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Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rachel Mojica CLEMENTON, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      It seems like the GOP is simply going after the poor, the elderly, women, and students, anyone who truly needs these programs.... I was paying for college with Pell Grants until cuts made it so there wasn't enough money, even though I was eligible. Protect our rights, please. Everyone deserves an education.

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    • Sloane Petersen OGDEN, UT
      • almost 3 years ago

      Susan you couldn;t have said it any better than that. I made it through school on a Pell Grant. The middle class and poor need a way to go to school too. otherwise the GOV will by paying for their food stamps later in live. School shouldn;t just be for the Rich.

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    • Phillip Mason SPRINGDALE, AR
      • almost 3 years ago

      I use the pell grant to pay for majority of college

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    • susan de la torre DALLAS, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      because i want our future leader to be educated and not some son or daughter of a rich man who will only keep the rich richer

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    • E B MANASSAS, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Republican Party doesn't care about improving the United States.

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