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To: Republican lawmakers; right-wing lawyers; the Biden administration
Save student loan debt cancellation and extend the payment pause!
On November 11, a Trump-appointed federal judge blocked the Biden administration’s historic decision to cancel student debt for tens of millions of borrowers across the country. We demand that Republican lawmakers and other parties drop all litigation related to student debt cancellation, and we’re also urging the Biden administration to commit to indefinitely extending the student loan payment pause, which is currently set to expire in January.
Why is this important?
In August, the Biden administration announced an historic student debt cancellation policy, which would transform the lives of tens of millions of borrowers across the country. Despite President Biden possessing the authority to cancel student debt as per the HEROES Act, passed by Congress in 2003, right-wing MAGA Republicans have filed numerous lawsuits challenging the legality of student debt cancellation.
Now, a Trump-appointed federal judge has officially blocked the cancellation program, and the Biden administration has been forced to stop accepting cancellation applications. While the case is currently being appealed to a higher court, student loan debt cancellation appears to be in jeopardy.
In trying to kill this program, Republicans and their right-wing minions are trying to deny critical relief for tens of millions of families that have suffered under the crushing weight of student loan debt. This is absolutely unfathomable, and that’s why we’re demanding that they drop all litigation regarding student debt cancellation.
Loan payments are set to resume in January 2023, but it's critical that loan payments remain suspended, especially as the cancellation program remains in flux—that's why we’re also calling on the Biden administration to extend the student loan payment pause indefinitely.