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President Obama Joins Elected Officials and Student Leaders to Urge #DontDoubleMyRate

On May 7th, 2012, President Obama held a call to discuss college affordability and the need for Congress to prevent the interest rates on federal students loans from doubling.

This afternoon, President Obama joined elected officials and student leaders from colleges and universities across the country on a phone call to discuss the effort to prevent interest rates on more than 7 million students’ loans from doubling on July 1, unless Congress takes action.

During the call, mayors, governors and other officials were joined in their offices by local students to hear the President’s message and they tweeted out messages to echo his call to keep college affordable for all Americans. You can see photos from those on the call below or at

Learn more about the President’s efforts here and join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DontDoubleMyRate.

David Agnew is the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs