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December 12, 2020 | Elizabeth Warren: Biden Has ‘Moral Obligation’ To Cancel Student Loans

Sen. Elizabeth Warren now says that cancelling student loans is a “moral obligation,” and not only an economic obligation.

December 11, 2020 | The Debate Over Joe Biden Canceling Student Debt, Explained

Until fairly recently, student debt cancellation was considered to be a fringe idea that, while popular among the Occupy Wall Street crowd and on the left, was a mainstream nonstarter. That’s begun to change.

December 11, 2020 | Warren: Biden Administration has ‘Moral Obligation’ to Forgive Student Debt

In a Friday speech, Warren insisted that the incoming administration has a “moral obligation” to wipe out billions of dollars in student loans and the legal authority to do so as soon as Biden takes office Jan. 20.

Press Releases

December 1, 2020 | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Student Borrower Protection Center Announce Fair Lending Testing Agreement with Upstart Network

Today the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the SBPC announced that they have entered into an agreement with Upstart Network, Inc. under which the parties will collaborate on a review of Upstart’s fair lending outcomes and assess best practices.

November 23, 2020 | Advocates Release Roadmap for the Biden Administration to Fix Broken Programs for Servicemembers, Teachers, Defrauded Students, & Other Vulnerable Borrowers Denied Promised Student Debt Relief

The SBPC and Dēmos released a new report featuring contributions from leading student loan experts and advocates outlining how the Biden administration can take immediate action to cancel student debt for millions of Americans.

October 13, 2020 | New Report Exposes More Than Five Million Student Loan Servicing Errors Hindering Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The report identifies over five million new ACS servicing errors that contributed significantly to the PSLF program’s failures and derailed promised loan forgiveness for hundreds of thousands of borrowers. These failures continue to plague public service workers seeking access to loan forgiveness today.


December 4, 2019 Testimony of Katherine Welbeck Before the Boston City Council

Testimony on the importance of cities taking action to understand how student debt is affecting communities of color and the value of gathering this information to support borrowers.

October 8, 2019 Testimony of Tariq Habash Before the New Jersey Assembly Higher Education Committee

Thank you for the opportunity to testify in favor of A.4407, which prevents state resources from flowing to schools and training programs that require students to consent to arbitration and waive other rights prior to a dispute arising.

February 12, 2019 Testimony of Tariq Habash Before the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee

Testimony in support of legislation which defines and addresses some of the most critical elements affecting students in the event of a disorderly school closure.

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