As 2012 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the year’s policy milestones, including legislation President Obama signed this summer that stopped student loan interest rates from doubling for more than 7 million students.
The legislation saved young people $1,000 on average, but it was also important for another reason: it happened because of you. President Obama called on Congress to keep interest rates low on student loans, and thousands of you made your voice heard on the issue, telling Congress “don’t double my rate.”
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.
Take a minute to watch this video, a powerful reminder of how important it can be for Americans to make their voices heard here in Washington.