SIU-C students hold rally calling for an end to student debt
Students with the SIU Young Democratic Socialists group held a protest on Friday calling for all student debt to be cancelled. Spokesman Victor Ludwig says fallout from COVID-19 is among the reasons today's students are having a real hard time paying back their loans.
"As wage stagnation has increased, a whole host of other problems from the pandemic to racial inequality. I think it's time to recognize that this debt is only worsening those problems, and that this is a debt crisis."
Ludwig says, while it is good that debt payment deadlines keep getting pushed back, students will still be struggling. And he says he wants politicians to remember students with debt, are also voters.