Led by the efforts of Nathan Bowman, vice president of Students for Social Justice, College of Marin (COM) has joined the Up to Us competition. Hosted by the nonprofit organization Net Impact, the Up to Us campaign is designed to inspire millennials’ interest about the national debt. The competition also seeks to garner as many pledges as possible from millennials—and anyone else interested in making their voice heard on the issue of long-term national debt. The school that receives the most pledges will be nationally recognized by former President of The United States, Bill Clinton. In addition, the student who receives the most pledges will be awarded $10,000 and will be sent to Washington, D.C. for the recognition ceremony.
Students for Social Justice will be hosting an event on February 2 known as My Two Cents Day. On this day, schools across the country will be hosting an event of their choice to inform the student body about national debt. There will be free food and a raffle.
Students for Social Justice are encouraging students, faculty, and staff to sign the pledge now. Anyone who signs the pledge before February 2 will be automatically entered to win one of the gift cards given away as prizes.
Help Students for Social Justice raise awareness of the country’s fiscal challenges by signing the Up to Us pledge at https://www.netimpact.org/programs/up-to-us-pledge. It is important that College of Marin is selected from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the pledge in order for the submission to be counted in the competition.
More information about Net Impact, the organization behind the Up to Us campaign is available online.