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1,200 percent

increase in the cost of tuition in a generation

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$1.5 Trillion

in student loan debt nationwide.

  • In  2014, 19.4% of students votedโ €
In 2018, 39.1% of students voted ๐Ÿ“ˆโ €
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Want to help make college students the most powerful voting block in 2020? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ—ณโ €
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Apply to our grant of $1,500 to make your get out the vote idea on campus a reality! โœจโ €
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๐Ÿ”—Link in BIO!
  • Black women college students are turning out to vote in the highest numbers!
  • Saradha has overcome hunger, homelessness, & abusive family members to make it at San Diego Mesa College. That's why she's inviting @PeteButtigieg to see what life is like for her trying to survive on campus. #RiseChallenge Tag presidential candidates that should shadow a college student.
  • โœจMeet more of our Michigan fellows!โœจ
Get to know Cristian and Amber โžก๏ธ
  • We are awarding students $1,500 to make their get out the vote ideas a reality! โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ—ณโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ—ณ 1. Come up with your idea 
2. Fill out our application of 5 questions by October 24! ๐Ÿ”—link in bio 
3. We give you the resources to Run With It ๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ÿ’ซ
  • Apply to have a presidential candidate shadow you for a day to see what being a student is really like ๐Ÿ—ฃโšก๏ธ#RiseChallenge
  • Student voters can make a huge difference in the upcoming election. We believe you know best what will mobilize students on your campus, so we want to give you the resources you need. ๐ŸŽ‰โ €๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ÿ’ก ******************************************************Apply to our student grant of $1,500 by October 24th! โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿ”—Link in bio! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#vote #gotv #college #money #grant #student #getoutthevote #runwithrise #vote #gotv
  • Meet the students kicking off our invitation to the 2020 presidential candidates to shadow students on campus! We need leaders who get what itโ€™s really like to be a student today, and this is an inspiring group ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Apply to host a candidate (link in bio) and tag the candidate youโ€™d most like to shadow YOU on your campus ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ÿ—ฃ #RiseChallenge #2020 #Vote #college #students #2020election
  • We are excited to introduce our Michigan Fellows ๐Ÿ”ฅโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ They will work to empower Michigan students and make each other  a legislative priority ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ—ณ
Get to know them โžก๏ธ
#College #Students #Politics #FreeCollege #FreeCollegeTuition #StudentDebt #Advocacy #California #Michigan #Rise #RiseFree #studentsmatter #studentsvoice #freecollegetuition #collegeforall #california #collegelife #highered #studentdebt #realcollege #hopeforstudents #riseinmichigan
  • We need 2020 candidates who get what it's like to be a college student in a nation where: ๐Ÿ“ˆ Tuition has doubled in a generation ๐ŸŽ 45% of students experience hunger
๐Ÿ  17% of students face homelessness ๐Ÿ’ฐ Borrowers owe $1.6 trillion+ in student loan debt 
That's why we're inviting every 2020 presidential candidate --regardless of party-- to shadow college students and see what it's really like to be a student today! #RiseChallenge 
Students: Apply to host a candidate ๐Ÿ”— in bio 
Students like @oballaoballa234 are โ€œinviting @JoeBiden  to see the work we've done on my campus to support students facing hunger." Tag a friend a presidential candidate should shadow ๐Ÿ—ฃ

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States Are Spending Less On Higher Education Than Before the Recession