Bernie Sanders student debt plan drawing in young voters

By Kristen Vake

One of the issues drawing young voters to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is his plan on student tuition and debt. Student loan debt in America has reached over $1.2 billion, the highest it’s ever been.

Sanders’ rival in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, calls his plan for free tuition unrealistic. The former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  laid out her own plan for students struggling with college debt and has suggested ways to make tuition more affordable.

In this video, young voters in Iowa discuss the burden of student loan debt and describe why they believe millennial voters are drawn to Sanders’ ideas.

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Photo at top: Bernie Sanders supporters gather at Iowa State University to hear the democratic presidential candidate speak. (Kristen Vake/Medill)