The full Common Council yesterday (Tuesday, March 24) approved a resolution that expresses the City of Milwaukee’s support for the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act currently being deliberated by the United States Congress.
Common Council file #191921 – sponsored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs– intends to show support for those currently being impacted economically due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19.
“My colleagues and I recognize that many people throughout the city are suffering financially due to the circumstances brought about by COVID-19,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “This is meant to be one way to show support for those impacted as we all work to make sure that the residents of our city are supported in every way possible.”
“What we do not want are residents who have lost their jobs or seen a decrease in hours to have to choose between paying off student debt and paying for things like health care, rent, food or other vital needs,” she continued. “Supporting this federal act will be just one piece of the larger puzzle that we have to deal with moving forward.”