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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: NGP's C.L.E.A.R. Campaign Fights for Student Debt Cancellation at U.S. Supreme Court
"Debt is difficult. It's depressing, it's stressful," says Maggie Bell, Lead Organizer for NGP's C.L.E.A.R. Campaign and the first in her family to graduate from college.
USA Today: ‘We just keep getting hit’: Borrowers rally over Supreme Court case on student loan debt relief
For Maggie Bell, a 24-year-old organizer from Georgia, student debt relief is a racial justice issue. “Not having student loan debt opens the gates for me to have more opportunities at living life, like capital letters LIVING LIFE,” she said.
USA Today: Supreme Court's conservative justices signal skepticism of Biden's loan forgiveness plan: Recap
C.L.E.A.R. stands for Cancel Loans for Education and Reparations and is a campaign by the New Georgia Project, the state's largest civic engagement group.
The Hill: Tensions rise as Supreme Court prepares for high-stakes student debt clash
“We are going to keep pushing and applying pressure after oral arguments are over and once we get a decision. One does not stop here,” said Maggie Bell, lead organizer for the New Georgia Project, one of the groups organizing [...]
Georgia Recorder: Black student loan borrowers at risk as U.S. Supreme Court weighs forgiveness plan
“Student debt cancellation is one of the defining issues of my generation,” Maggie Bell, the lead organizer for New Georgia Project’s C.L.E.A.R. campaign, said in a statement.
Hustle and Soul: Interview With New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund CEO and Organizing Director, Kendra Cotton and Billy Honor
"There are hundreds of thousands of people who filled out voter registration forms in the state of Georgia to get registered to vote that would not have done so, presumably, if it had not been for the New Georgia Project."
New Georgia Project Leads Borrowers to D.C. for Student Debt Cancellation Rally Outside Supreme Court
For Immediate Release New Georgia Project contact: [email protected] (Atlanta, GA) – On the eve of the Supreme Court of the United States’ hearing of two cases that will determine the future of President Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan, 45 [...]
The Guardian: ‘We’re hitting the soil’: Georgia activists mobilize voters in an off year
According to Blair, New Georgia Project is on track to register 40,000 new voters this year alone. Once they are registered, the group turns to engaging new voters and offering issue-based education to secure turnout for the 2024 presidential election.
Sirius XM: The Lurie Daniel Favors Show: Kendra Cotton
Organizer Kendra Cotton joined Lurie Daniel Favors to discuss New Georgia Project. “Everybody cares about issues...So what we do at NGP is, we take those issues, we figure out what they are—the things that connect to your heart—and then we [...]
WJBF: New Georgia Project aims to make progressive change, push more people to polls
After just a few moments of listening to the Negro National Anthem, Franklin Delano Williams remembered being just a young boy at the March on Washington in 1963. “That speech resonates with me to this day,” he told us. [...]