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Help Save Public Service Loan Forgiveness for Future Legal Aid Lawyers

The US House has introduced a bill eliminating PSLF. It appears current law students and those already in repayment will be grandfathered in, but we need help from all LRAP stakeholders to preserve PSLF for future legal aid attorneys and clients! Click here for a one-stop tool for calling your members, or see the resources below.

Please call your U.S. Representative and Senators. Congress is most interested in hearing from their constituents. Please indicate you are a constituent, answer some of the following questions, and add additional facts you see fit.

Talking points:

  1. How has PSLF enabled you help others and serve your community?
  2. What would be the financial consequences to you and your family if loan forgiveness was eliminated? Could you continue to work in public service?
  3. Have you taken on a large amount of student debt with the intention of achieving PSLF?
  4. Are you depending on PSLF to help pay off your student debt after working in public service for 10 years?
  5. In what ways do you see an elimination of PSLF effecting the availability of legal aid to low income Minnesotans?
  6. Any additional information you wish to include.

Attachment: Use this fact sheet to provide additional information to your representative.

Follow-up with LRAP: Please let us know when you contact your representative, and what response you receive. Reach us at HeatherRV@mnbar.org or 612-278-6315.

Additional resource: Visit the Equal Justice Works Advocacy page here.

Find your elected officials:

https://www.house.gov/representatives/

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

MN District Office Phone Numbers

Senator Amy Klobuchar 612-727-5220 (Metro) / 507-288-5321 (South) / 218-287-2219 (Northwest & Central) / 218-741-9690 (Northeast)

Senator Al Franken 651-221-1016 (St. Paul) / 218-722-2390 (Duluth) / 218-284-8721 (Moorhead) / 507-288-2003 (Rochester)

Representative Tim Walz 507-388-2149 / 877-846-9259

Representative Jason Lewis 651-846-2120

Representative Erik Paulsen 952-405-8510

Representative Betty McCollum 651-224-9191

Representative Keith Ellison 612-522-1212

Representative Tom Emmer 763-241-6848

Representative Collin Peterson 218-847-5056 (Detroit Lakes)  / 507-537-2299 (Marshall) / 320-235-1061 (Willmar, Montevideo) / 507-637-2270 (Redwood Falls)

Representative Rick Nolan   218-454-4078 (Brainerd) / 218-464-5095 (Duluth)

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