Degrees Not Debt
TFA is holding information sessions and workshops to give faculty information about how to reduce student loan payments and reduce the amount owed. We kicked off the campaign with a film and discussion led by Nilka Julio, NEA field staff person at Brazosport College. We are following it up with "Paperwork Workshops." There are designated TFA members at Brazosport who are willing to help our members with individual questions.
For more information visit http://www.nea.org/degreesnotdebt and http://www.nea.org/home/60418.htm
Lily Eskelsen García - NEA President
Nilka Julio - NEA staff, Harvey Yarborough - TFA Board Member, Mary Aldridge Dean - TFA Executive Director
Molly Braun - NEA Organizing Institute team member, Harvey Yarborough - TFA Board Member
At El Paso Community College TFA combined a local political update, voter registration, and information on Degrees Not Debt
Gabe Camacho - EPCC Local Chapter President, Mike Coulehan - TFA State President, and an EPCC local member
At UT Pan American TFA worked with Battleground Texas on voter registration, with the Texas Department of Public Safety present to issue state ID cards due to the voter ID law that was passed during the last session, as the law did not allow for student identification cards to be used for voting purposes.
Battleground Texas worker and James Aldridge - local 40 year member, former State President, and TFA Board Member who coordinated with Battleground
Degrees Not Debt hands-on workshop at Brazosport College