Pizza and Policy: RAP, Common Sense Action Debate Higher Ed Costs at Bipartisan Policy Center

Posted by Wyatt Larkin on June 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

As of November 2014, Redeeming America's Promise is now named the Campaign for Free College Tuition. American Promise scholarships are now known as National Promise scholarships.

On Tuesday night at the Bipartisan Policy Center, we continued spreading our message with Common Sense Action at "Pizza & Policy"! The interest and tenacity of the younger generation was truly inspiring.

We discussed higher education and cost of college with over one hundred attendees and an intergenerational panel of speakers from Redeeming America's Promise (RAP) and Common Sense Action. The crowd asked about solutions to the burden of student loan debt and the ever-increasing costs of college.  Speakers included Michigan Governor Jim Blanchard, RAP President and Former Senior Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore Morley Winograd. Panelists included CEO of Common Sense Action Sam Gilman, Founder of All Education Matters INC. Cryn Johansson, and Director of Policy at Common Sense Action Ryan Roberts. 

Common Sense Action (CSA) is a grassroots organization that expands opportunity for Millennials by bringing the next generation to the policymaking table and building a movement of Millennial voters committed to advancing generational fairness, investing in Millennial mobility, and repairing politics. Redeeming America’s Promise (RAP) is a non-profit organization established to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education.

We can't do this alone!

Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.

We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.

If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.

The Campaign for Free College Tuition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2014 to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education. This website and CFCT’s educational outreach activities are made possible through generous individual and foundation support.

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