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Thank Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for Leading a Lawsuit Against Betsy DeVos’s DoE

Thank Maura Healey, the Massachusetts Attorney General (AG), for leading a lawsuit against Department of Education (DoE) and its head, Betsy DeVos, for suspending rules that would protect student borrowers who’ve been ripped off by for-profit colleges.

The Borrower Defense Rule was worked out under the Obama Administration and would have gone into effect on July 1. It would have lifted the student debt of those who were victimized by for-profit colleges. In June, DeVos announced that the DoE would not permit the new rules–the product of two years of negotiation–to go into effect, and would instead start from scratch.

That prompted Healey to act. Eighteen other state attorneys general joined her. The states want the rules to go into effect as planned, and want them to remain in effect while DeVos and her ilk plan whatever they’re planning.

Is Healey your state attorney general? Call her and thank her:

617.727.2200

 

Or like Healey on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MauraHealeyMA

 

Or follow her on Twitter at her personal or her AG office accounts:

@maura_healey; @MassAGO

 

Below is a list of other state attorneys general who joined the suit. Is yours one of them?

If so, get the AG’s name from:

whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Look up their contact info, and thank them.

 

If your state AG is not on the list, use the website to get their names and urge them to join the lawsuit.

 

The list of states whose attorney generals joined the suit against the DoE with Massachusetts:

 

California

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Hawaii

Illinois

Iowa

Maryland

Minnesota

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

 

Read about the lawsuit that the state AGs have brought against DeVos and the DoE:

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202792376007/Student-Loan-Skirmish-Becomes-War-as-19-AGs-Sue-DeVos?slreturn=20170608165739

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/340818-19-dem-attorneys-general-file-lawsuit-against-devos-over-student-loan

 

Read Healey’s press release on the lawsuit:

http://www.mass.gov/ago/news-and-updates/press-releases/2017/2017-07-06-ag-healey-sues-education-secretary-betsy-devos.html

 

Here’s the pages from the complaint that list all the states that joined the lawsuit:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3889617-Filed-Complaint-Massachusetts-Et-Al-v-DeVos.html