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Scared to Debt!
Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker
[Note: film can be viewed anytime between January 27th-31st!]
Currently, 45 million borrowers are saddled with close to $1.9 trillion in federal student loan debt in the United States. The Biden Administration has extended the CARES ACT payment pause until May 1st, 2022. Many borrowers perceive the decision as kicking the can down the road. They remain victims of predatory loan practices within a corrupt system that profits while increasing their debt far beyond their ability to pay it.
View the award-winning Sallie Mae Not documentary, episode one of the Scared to Debt documentary film by Michael Camoin, and join him and others for a panel discussion to learn the chilling reality of student loan corruption in America and options to confront it effectively.
- Michael J. Camoin, Filmmaker: Scared to Debt: America's Student Loan Scam
- Tom Borgers, Wall Street Banker / Fraud Specialist
- Alan Collinge, Founder: StudentLoanJustice.Org
- Reggie Harris,: American singer/songwriter
- Oye Owolewa, U.S. Representative, District of Columbia
- Heather Taylor, International Chapter Leader and Social Media Manager: StudentLoanJustice.Org
How to watch film and participate in panel discussion:
Watch the film in advance on your own [January 27th to 31st] via the easy access link you will receive when you RSVP below. The film is 41 minutes long. No fee/donation is necessary.
Join the panel discussion on Zoom on Monday, January 31st, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET, 6:00pm to 7:30pm CET, 9:00pm to 10:30pm Dubai time. [A link to the recording of the panel discussion will be shared with those who register and are unable to attend the discussion.]
RSVP below for your free film screening access, panel discussion Zoom link, and invitation to submit a question for the panel discussion.
Invite your family and friends to participate as well. Here is a Facebook post to share.
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Join with others today to win for Democrats up and down the ballot, including Congressional Progressive Caucus Members who are committed to student debt relief for borrowers in the United States – If you are able, please consider giving $4.50, $45 or anything in between to help us reach our goal of 45 donations in recognition of the 45 million American student debt borrowers. Please donate here today. Thank you!
Co-hosted by the Global Progressive Caucus and Global Youth Caucus.
Thank you to our co-sponsors: Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico/Guadalajara, Singapore
This event is part of the proDA series “Monthly Mondays for Your Progressive Minds.”
Vancouver 9-10:30 am Toronto 12-1:30 pm Brazil 2-3:30 pm London 5-6:30 pm Berlin 6-7:30 pm Nairobi/Athens 8-9:30 pm Dubai 9-10:30 pm Mumbai 10:30 pm - midnight
Presenter is Pat Fournier CPA (CA), CPA( WA)– JPS Accounting Services Inc
A good place for those just starting out
Young people fresh to tax reporting and those new to being a citizen abroad and reporting to the US. This webinar gives a brief overview of the most obvious areas of concern – Tax Returns, Foreign Reporting, FBARs, and a quick word on the Streamline Program (catch up program)
The ticket price to this event is $10 USD. We chose this price point realizing that many of our members might like to attend one, two, or three of our sessions and we wanted to select a ticket price that was reasonable. We would expect that the last session on Business owners would attract its own, individual audience. If you feel the ticket price is beyond your means at this time, please contact us at [email protected] and we will make an arrangement to accommodate.
The event will be recorded. Only people who purchase a ticket will receive the recording. If you cannot make the event, but would like a recording, please purchase a ticket in advance.
We would like all those RSVPing to know that tickets are non-refundable.
Funds collected for these sessions will provide us with important support for our GOTV efforts in 2022. Every dollar donated = four more CallHub calls or 10 texts to members. It all matters and it all adds up.
Please do consider joining the Canadian $5/month recurring donation campaign by going to:
- USD donations: DemocratsAbroad.org
- Canadian funds donations: Democratsabroad.ca and that donation is managed in Canadian funds.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t add that donations larger than $10 or $5 are always welcome and appreciated. We ARE an all volunteer organization with a goal to assist ALL American voters overseas to vote in US elections. It is not an understatement to say that these times call for all Democrats to step up and participate in democracy.
Don’t forget to go to votefromabroad.org to fill in your FPCA to register and request your ballot. Using VFA to get your ballot offers protections not available to overseas voters who request their ballots directly from their local election office.