We’re fighting for fully funded higher education for all people, with a particular focus on students who our government and institutions of higher education consistently exclude: undocumented students, students who are Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), formerly or currently incarcerated students, poor and working class students, and first generation college students. Calls for piecemeal reforms such as tuition freezes and “college affordability” are not enough; in order to win, we must build a decentralized mass movement for Free College for All that moves students to take more risks than we’ve ever seen before and bring about change on a national scale. We know that in order to create the world we deserve, we must reach beyond what we’ve been told is possible.
Who We Are
We are a diverse movement of young people whose lives are in crisis. Many of us have huge amounts of debt, have families struggling to make ends meet, or never went to college because we couldn’t afford it. And all of us are committed to living in a world where the amount of money in your bank account doesn’t prevent you from getting an education. Our Student Action members support each other and challenge each other to step up and organize our communities and campuses. We are fiercely committed to building power, and waging a long term fight for a new economy and world— one that works for the many, not just the few.
Student Action, a branch of People’s Action, utilizes direct action, electoral work, and narrative building and storytelling to push our elected officials to fully fund higher education. We also demand that fully funded and free higher education be accessible to all students, including undocumented and formerly incarcerated students.