In 2007, former President George Bush signed a law that set the interest rates for student loans at 3.4%. This law, which was meant to last only four years, for the duration of his term, would be null after that time, meaning that the previous student loan interest rate of 6.8% would resume. With the national debt of students recently surpassing $1 trillion, with the individual average coming in at around $25,000, and the economy still in a fragile state after the recession, many politicians on both sides of the aisle have been looking for a solution.
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)
The first Asian Americans Reception at Virginia State Convention. Reception hosted by Democratic Asian Americans of VA in partnership with Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) as part of the Democratic Party of VA’s State Convention.
Opportunity to meet & mingle with political and community activists.
Beverages and h’ordeuvres will be served.
Our 2 candidates running for Town Council in Dumfries were the top choice of the voters and were overwhelmingly elected. 5 Candidates were running for 3 Council slots, Willie Toney received 301 votes followed closely by Helen Reynolds with 295. Toney was an incumbent, while Reynolds was a newcomer to the race. The results: Willie Toney 301; Helen Reynolds 295; Cliff Brewer, who took the third slot 226; Dorothea Barr 200; Derrick Wood 155.
A special thanks from all of us to the Potomac Magisterial District, who organized much of the campaign, designed the literature, knocked doors and made phone calls; and the Prince William County Young Democrats for their canvassing effort to elect two good Democrats.
Congrats to Helen and Willie!