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:
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.
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’