Feingold launches campaign to ease burden of student loans

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, who is running to gain his old seat back this November from Republican Ron Johnson, is launching a social media campaign in support of a policy that would allow students to refinance their student loans.

According to the Capital Times, the social media campaign will feature photos and short vignettes from University of Wisconsin students and graduates.

The campaign aims to illustrate the stark difference in opinion between Feingold and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson when it comes to addressing college affordability.

Johnson opposes the refinancing proposal, arguing instead that the federal government should avoid involvement in college financing.

WEAC and the NEA have been strong supporters of policies to reduce the student debt burden. Read more HERE and visit the NEA’s Degrees Not Debt page.

Read a summary of Feingold’s plan in the Daily Kos:

Russ Feingold launches campaign to ease the burden of student loans

As former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold aims to unseat GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, he is promoting a social media campaign advocating for a proposal that would allow students to refinance their loans. Jessie Opoien reports: The campaign aims to illustrate the stark difference in opinion between Feingold and Republican Sen.

Read the Capital Times story:

Russ Feingold campaign, UW students push student loan refinancing proposal

Demonstrating that Wisconsin Democrats believe student debt is an issue that resonates with voters, former Sen. Russ Feingold’s campaign will share stories this week of borrowers who say they would be helped by a policy that would allow them to refinance their loans.