Sanders to hold ‘College for All’ Town Meeting in Castleton tonight

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Sanders to hold ‘College for All’ Town Meeting in Castleton tonight

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a "College for All" town meeting at Castleton University at 7 pm tonight. Sanders will discuss his legislation that would make public colleges and universities tuition-free. “Today, the average student takes on more than $30,000 of student debt to get a bachelor’s degree, putting the dream of attending college out of reach for far too many people. In the richest country on Earth, every student who has the ability and desire should be able to get a college degree without taking on a mountain of debt,” said Sanders, who serves on the Senate education committee.

“We need to ensure that every young person in Vermont and throughout this country can get the education that they desire, regardless of their family’s income,” Sanders said. “We live in a highly competitive, global economy, and we need the best-educated workforce in the world. We won’t achieve that if hundreds of thousands of bright young people cannot afford to go to college, and millions more leave deeply in debt.”

Sanders introduced legislation in April to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for working families and to significantly reduce student debt.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

What: “College for All” town meeting

When: Castleton University; 7 p.m.:  Tuesday, Oct. 10

Where: Castleton University; Spartan Athletic Complex; Glenbrook Gymnasium; 190 University Drive; Castleton, Vermont

RSVP: RSVPs are requested, but not required; Call 1-800-339-9834 or go online

Source: BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 10 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders