President Obama: "There are powerful voices in Washington; there are powerful lobbies and special interests in Washington. And they're going to want to reduce the deficit on your backs. And if you are not heard, that's exactly what's going to happen."
The Institute for College Access & Success has partnered with a broad coalition to protect Pell Grants, which enable more than 9 million Americans to go to college and are in jeopardy of being cut in order to reduce the deficit. Today, July 25, 2011 is Save Pell Day - an opportunity for students and concerned citizens across the country to go online to tell Congress and President Obama that Pell Grant cuts need to stay off the debt ceiling/deficit reduction negotiating table. Please go to www.SavePell.org now to make your voice heard. Now is the time to make it clear to Washington that the budget should not be balanced on the backs of our nation's students.