Mission

We are students fighting for free college. As tuition hikes, campus hunger and homelessness, and overwhelming student loan debt put higher education out of reach, we are leading a movement to put college within reach for all.

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1,200 percent

increase in the cost of tuition in a generation

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Our grassroots campaign is led by students and supporters like you. With your help, we can remake our higher education system into one where hard work and talent -- not income or wealth -- determines your success in college and beyond.

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$1.5 Trillion

in student loan debt nationwide.

  • We are excited to announce our new addition: Our LA2050 Co Organizing Managers✨🎉Together they will be working to implement your @la2050 ideas🔥
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  • "In class, I was more worried about "looking" homeless than understanding the literature I had traveled to this city to study." - Theresa Malone, UC Berkeley via @dailycal⠀
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"I ate outside. I drank outside. I did everything outside. I spent hours sampling in Trader Joe’s when I had nowhere else to be. I showered in a large open room of women, where it felt as if we were all inspecting each other’s humanity. I brushed my teeth in the dark North Berkeley streets while biking to work at 5 a.m., and I probably spat out in your driveway. It was all sickeningly public, but I felt as if that publicness distorted my ability to control the way I presented myself. I was most paranoid about the way my change of lifestyle could affect my image. I was worried people would know, would see me differently, and if it showed on my face." - Theresa Malone, UC Berkeley⠀
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  • Sometimes self care means putting yourself first. #SelfcareSunday
  • In case you missed it, @GovernorNewsom signed two years of community college tuition free for CA students into law! || Tag someone that should apply to a CA community college
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  • Our family keeps growing 🎉👏 Today we are welcoming our Michigan State Director, Hannah Miller⚡️⚡️⚡️
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🎓: Michigan State University 📍: Detroit 
Fun Fact: She swam in all 5 Michigan lakes in one day 🏊‍♀️ Hannah worked to increase healthy food access throughout the greater Detroit area. She is an active leader with Detroit Jews for Justice and IfNotNow.
  • “When my parents call I pretend everything is okay, but I often don’t have enough for breakfast.” - Nicole, Riverside City College ⠀
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“Being a first generation student is difficult. I have to figure out everything by myself. When I decided to take out loans, I had no one else to talk to. I had to evaluate if this was a good decision by myself. I am also expected to help my family with bills and work part time. I try not to ask for money at all. When my parents call I pretend everything is okay, but I often don’t have enough for breakfast. Free college would mean one less bill for me.” - Nicole, Riverside City College ⠀
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  • Here are your top three @la2050 ideas to end student hunger and homelessness. 🎊🏠🍎 Thank you for voting 🗳
  • #TBT In 1960, students paid $60 to enroll in the UC system.
  • “I work two part time jobs and it is still not enough to pay for school, food, and my rent.” - Paul J., UC Irvine ⠀
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"I chose to go to college because I want to be able to get a high paying job once I graduate. I am the first in my family to go to college and I have to figure out everything on my own. I work two part time jobs and it is still not enough to pay for school, food, and my rent.” - Paul J., UC Irvine ⠀
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States Are Spending Less On Higher Education Than Before the Recession