2018 Midterm Election Analysis: Young Voting is Way Up!

2018 Midterm Election Analysis: Young Voting is Way Up!

Democrats might point to the results in the House of Representatives to say that last night was a good night. Republicans might point to the results in the Senate and say the exact same thing. But regardless of your party label (or lack thereof), if you’re a young voter in Virginia, last night was a GREAT night. A higher percentage of young voters from the 2016 presidential election came back out to vote in a midterm election than did the state’s voters as a whole.

Tuition and Fee Accounts Sent to Debt Collections…. Explained

Tuition and Fee Accounts Sent to Debt Collections…. Explained

The state’s steadying disinvestment is one of the leading causes of the rising cost of public higher education in Virginia. This decline has resulted in shifting the responsibility for education-related costs at public institutions to students and their families, and sometimes causing them to struggle to meet their tuition needs without taking on large amounts of student debt...

Your Voice Counts-- The Numbers prove it

Your Voice Counts-- The Numbers prove it

How do we know your vote matters in Virginia? Our Elections are ALWAYS close.

What’s the difference between a voter and a nonvoter? A voter’s voice counts more.

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and, like every election, the stakes are high. Despite some positive efforts, a lot of issues plaguing our nation seem stuck. This problem may be the result of low voter turnout…

Virginia's Student Debt Crisis: What Is It, How We Got Here, and What’s Next?

Virginia's Student Debt Crisis: What Is It, How We Got Here, and What’s Next?

Student debt is currently one of the major focal points in the larger conversation about the cost of college. To make college more accessible, students and their families have relied on loans to help finance their educations leading to what is now being described as the “student debt crisis”. At $1.5 trillion, student loan debt is now the second-largest source of consumer debt, behind home mortgages, surpassing credit card debt in the United States. The average bachelor’s degree graduate at one of Virginia’s four-year public institutions will walk away with approximately $30,000 in student loans. As startling as these number are, they do not tell the whole story of student loans or the student debt crisis.

Become Empowered. 3 Ways the Summer Leadership Institute will Make You an Effective Advocate.

Become Empowered. 3 Ways the Summer Leadership Institute will Make You an Effective Advocate.

are you a current college student who wants to build political power for your generation? Do you want to learn how to affect and craft policy, lobby elected officials, organize your campus, and design a strategic communications plan? If the answer is yes, then here are four ways Virginia21’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) will empower you.