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October 19, 2016

With three weeks until the 2016 election, America Forward’s 18 Today’s Student Organizers are on the ground in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida mobilizing students, and generating a powerful dialogue about the barriers today’s college students face.

Today’s students are more diverse than ever across every dimension – 75% of today’s student juggle raising a family, working or both while commuting to class and 40% are attending post-secondary programs part time.

America Forward has been on the campaign trail for the past year elevating key policy priorities, briefing candidates, holding site visits, and highlighting what is possible when we reach across the aisle and across sectors to scale breakthrough programs and insights in education, workforce development and social innovation.

With the higher education act pending reauthorization and the needs of today’s post-secondary students quickly shifting, the conversations our 18 student organizers are having on the campaign trail about students’ potential and real barriers they face could not be more critical.

For the full America Forward post, read on here. Follow along and share your thoughts with #AFPresidential16 and #TodaysStudent.


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