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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Live Chat Replay: Stefanie Brown

Stefanie Brown, NAACP's National Field Director/Director, Youth & College Division, joins us as our inaugural guest for our live video chat session. Stefanie talks civil rights, the NAACP's role today, leadership and life balance.

Stay tune for the next LIVE CHAT!

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Monday, November 7, 2011


How do I know if i'm registered to vote? And where do I vote?
Visit to find out about your voter registration status, Poll Location, Elected Officials and even a sample ballot for the upcoming election is available.

When do I vote?TOMORROW, TUESDAY, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on each election day. Any voter who is waiting in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

What am I voting for?
Alcohol Referendum, Mayoral Race, City Council at Large Seats, and the School Unification question.

Why should I vote?Your vote is your voice in the governance of your city, county, state and country. As a citizen, you declare your rights and privileges with your vote. Contrary to popular belief, one vote - your vote - does make a difference.

Even though most of us may not be from Valdosta, VSU is very much connected to the Valdosta community educationally and economically. Our chapter has many local sponsors and supporters that need us to show up at the polls.

This is what NAACP is all about! NAACP is actively engaged in helping people to use the power of their voice by voting. With an aim to increase the young electorate turnout (18-29), the NAACP continues to make voter education a priority. Depending on our regional, state and local units for ongoing electoral work, the NAACP will lead in the struggle for voting rights in the field of grassroots advocacy.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Reducing Your Student Loan Debt: Barack Obama's Plan to Help College Students

Nearly six million students who have both guaranteed and direct loans will soon be able to refinance them and get a discount under President Barack Obama's student loan debt reform plan: "Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt". You'll only have to write one check a month and within a year it will ensure that more than 1.6 million college students won't be required to make loan repayments over 10% of their income.

President Obama's plan will make college more affordable for students. All remaining debt is forgiven after 20 years of payments for college students. Debt is forgiven after 10 years for teachers, nurses, members of the armed forces, and others in public service careers.

1.6 million borrowers

These are just some of the important repayment options designed to make student loan repayments more affordable. All of this progress builds off student loan reform President Obama signed into law in 2010. All of this progress makes sure that more students from working and middle class families can get college educations and the opportunities that come with them.

Bankers don't get to be middlemen for student loans anymore. We saved $68 billion dollars by taking them out of the equation and a lot of the money is going towards loans and grants to make college more affordable for more people.

Share this news and join the movement. President Obama needs your voice to be heard. He needs you to tell Congress that reforms like this are what we're fighting for.

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