Monday was one of the high points in the PCCC’s organizational history.
FIRST THIS HAPPENED…
“The phrase ‘debt-free college’ was hardly present in the national political lexicon until the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched a campaign in January to push Democrats to support the idea.” [Bloomberg, May 8, 2015]
… AND THEN MONDAY THIS HAPPENED ON CNN:
THESE HEADLINES WERE AMAZING:
Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton Proposes Debt-Free Tuition at Public College
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CLINTON CREDITED THE PCCC’S ACTIVISM! DEBT-FREE COLLEGE IS NOW A CENTRAL 2016 ISSUE FOR DEMOCRATS — SUCCESS ON THE PCCC’S GOAL!
Clinton yesterday: “I’ve been traveling the country for months, talking to students and families, educators, legislators, and experts of every stripe — including young progressive activists who’ve put the issue of debt-free college and affordability at the top of the national agenda.”
Real Clear Politics: “Affordable, debt-free college is now an economic policy plank for all the Democratic presidential candidates, who believe it resonates across political parties, across economic strata, and with young people as well as with their parents and grandparents.”
Wall Street Journal: “The Clinton campaign views this proposal as a centerpiece of its domestic agenda, akin in importance to health care in 2008, and it is her most expensive proposal so far.”
Washington Post: “Tackling the high cost of college has emerged as a central issue in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.”
This was just a dream in January. Now, it’s a reality.