Ever thought about what you’re going to do after graduation? What will your democratic activism look like after College Democrats? Join College Democrats of America for a discussion with former College Democrat chapter president turned Town Council member in Chapel Hill, NC.
Lee Storrow graduated in May 2011 and was elected to Chapel Hill Town Council in November 2011. He is currently the managing director of a statewide non-profit in North Carolina in addition to active in local, state, and national politics and non-profit work. For more information on Lee, check out CDA’s most recent #CDALeads blog on him, here.
Lee will discuss his path to public service, obstacles faced, and advice for current College Democrats looking to break into public service or non-profit leadership post-graduation.
Join us Thursday, March 14th at 10pm EST! We will be using Google + Hangout to run the webinar. RSVP below:
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- Question 1: Higher Ed/Student Loans I’m glad Stafford loan rates were kept low but so many Higher Ed issues aren’t being addressed, such as Why are interest rates on federal college loans so high, (e.g., the Direct PLUS Loan for Parents, etc.) despite interest rates being at record lows? And why, except in cases of extreme hardship, is it that private and federal college loans can’t be discharged in bankruptcy, whereas just about every other type of debt can be? How would you remedy these inequalities? If elected, what difference would high school and college age students see in the cost and affordability of a college education? — A combination of questions submitted by Jon D., 29 from NY, and Nikki R., 23, FL.
- Question 2: Other/Character What contribution would you most like to make to the world before you would leave the office of President? — Question submitted by a group of students from MA: Derek, 18, Stacey, 17, Tynisha, 18, Shaquille, 17, and Demetrius 16.
- Question 3: Economy/Jobs The unemployment rate of Millennials is 12%. This is a huge issue for us young Americans and doesn’t seem to be ringing any real alarm bells. It’s a whole generation that wants work, but can’t find it. What is the master plan to change the prospects for people like me? — Question submitted by J.D., 26, from NJ
- Question 4: Education/Student Loans It has become more difficult for poor students to get a Pell grant. What is the future of Pell grants with you as President? — Question submitted by Michelle M., 34 from CA.
- Question 5: Economy: Government Spending/Taxes/National Debt What are your plans to address the mounting federal debt in a way that enables our nation to meet the critical needs of vulnerable people with disabilities and their families? Do you support a balanced approach that includes both spending reductions and increased revenues? — Question submitted by Marian K., 25, from FL.
- Closing Statement President Obama summarizes his plans for the future of America’s youth.