Many of the rally attendees were current or recent college students, some of whom waited in line overnight in the rain to get a spot inside the courtroom for oral arguments.
Lydia Zajichek, a student organizing fellow with Rise, which advocates for making college more affordable, waited until 3:30 a.m. with some of her schoolmates to get the 52nd spot in line. Though she got a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she’s a sophomore, her parents have more than $100,000 in student loan debt.
“We came out here, we sat in the rain all night and waited until we could get the SCOTUS tickets to listen to the hearing, because it’s just that important to us,” she said.
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Additional press covering Rise’s rally at SCOTUS are below:
AP News: As court debates student loans, borrowers see disconnect
The Hill: Tensions rise as Supreme Court prepares for high-stakes student debt clash
New York Times: Supreme Court Case Could Redefine Limits of Presidential Power
MTV News: On February 28th, #SCOTUS justices listened to arguments about the legality of President #Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. @MTVNews spoke with @MaxwellFrostFL, #MelissaByrne, and others about the movement to cancel #studentdebt ahead of the final decision this summer.
NY1: UW-Milwaukee student rallies at Supreme Court for student debt relief
Politico: The color of student debt relief
BBC: US Supreme Court weighs fate of student loan forgiveness
CBS News: Student loan borrowers watch Supreme Court case with “pain and anxiety”
Business Insider: Student-loan borrowers are gearing up to camp overnight outside the Supreme Court ahead of arguments on Biden’s debt relief to ‘make sure that the justices look into the eyes of borrowers’
Financial Advisor Magazine: The $1.8 Trillion Student Debt Bubble Is Now The Supreme Court’s Problem
The 74 Million: Supreme Court Skeptical Biden Has Authority to Cancel Student Loan Debt
WTOP News: Students camp outside Supreme Court, protesting college loans
The Global Herald: Supreme Court Student Loan Forgiveness Hearing: What to Expect
Augusta Free Press: Student loan borrowers plan overnight stay outside the Supreme Court
Visalia Times Delta: California holds its breath as Supreme Court weighs student loan forgiveness
WUSA9: Debt relief advocates camp out overnight in front of Supreme Court to get seats during hearing