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Why Your Voice Matters on Student Loans

Here's why it's so important for everday Americans to speak out and make their voices reasonate in Washington.

Just a few weeks ago, there was a real possibility that Congress would allow interest rates for federal student loans to double.

But today, President Obama is signing legislation that will keep 7.4 million students from paying hundreds of extra dollars.

And it happened because of you.

All across the country, people like you spoke out. You raised your voices on Twitter and Facebook. You sent emails and talked to your friends and neighbors.

Last week, we talked to a group of students who were part of that effort -- all of whom would have been would have been affected by the higher interest rates -- and they talked about why it's so important for people to speak out.

The video is a powerful reminder of how everday Americans can make their voices resonate in Washington.

Take a moment to watch, then share it with your friends.