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We are students fighting for free college in California. Public colleges and universities were free in California for more than 100 years. Join us in working to restore that promise.

1 Million

The number of residents rejected by public universities since 2005.

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300 Percent

The increase in public university tuition in California in the last 20 years.

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Our grassroots campaign is led by students and supporters like you. With your help, we can make California a state where hard work and talent -- not income or wealth -- determines your success in college and beyond.

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$1.2 Billion

The amount of student loan debt held by over 4 million student loan borrowers in California.

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  • 42% of UC students are the first in their family to go to college, opening new possibilities for them and their families. Check out Kaya's amazing anecdote about what her abuela told her. πŸ’• β €
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"As was packing the car, about to drive back to berkeley to start my senior year, my abuela pulls me aside and with tears in her eyes she tells me, β€œyou are my American dream.” I don’t even have words. Being a first generation college student has been such an arduous journey. I’ve always wanted to make my family proud but I always felt mediocre. But for my immigrant grandmother to tell me that, I feel like I can die happy. My degree would not be possible without my family. They are the reason for everything I do. My abuela only received up to a 6th grade education in El Salvador and now  I’m about to graduate next year from the top-ranked public university in the world? Insane." -Kaya, UC Berkeley
  • We made history.πŸ’₯Let’s keep going! πŸ—³πŸ’«
  • Happy Birthday to our cofounder @lizsconn πŸŽ‚πŸ’«We are so lucky to have you on our team! πŸ’žπŸ˜˜
  • β€œI remember the day I was accepted into UCR, my mom and I sat down and cried together because we had all just achieved something many believe people with my identities could never do.” -Julian, UCR β €
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β€œBeing the first in my family to go to university has definitely been a journey! I was raised by amazing parents who always taught me to value the privilege I had in receiving an education. And valuing and appreciating it is something I do everyday. I remember the day I was accepted into UCR, my mom and I sat down and cried together because we had all just achieved something many believe people with my identities could never do. Deciding to come UCR has been the best decision I have ever made. It has given me the environment to experience personal growth. It has made me a student leader in the classroom, student government, and community. Going to college has taught me about the things I am passionate about, and has allowed me to embrace different cultures and backgrounds. I’m excited to see what is to come in my last two years at UCR and I am excited to go to law school and get involved in politics to give back to all the communities that have given so much to me.” -Julian, UCR
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Comment below if you know when & where you will be voting tomorrow ‡️ πŸ“ πŸ—³οΈ
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  • The fight for free college is for future students, like Vivian. Read her story below to learn about her aspirations as a high school student. ‡️⠀
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β€œI’m a sophomore in high school and I do plan on applying to college. I am in the Science Olympiad team, marching band (color guard), Environmentalist Club, Math Club, California Scholarship Federation, and I’m planning to join National Honors Society soon. I am aiming to become a biochemist in the near future and have my own lab one day.” -Vivian, VPHS
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