For Immediate Release
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Challenger of incumbent Bob Latta addresses issues surrounding the rising costs of higher education and financial aid issues.
Bowling Green, Ohio – With student debt ticking past the $1 trillion mark and an anticipated doubling of Stafford loan interest rates in July, Angela Zimmann has strong words to share regarding about accessible and affordable education in America. She points out that Bob Latta has never been a champion of the middle class, and has not once voted to increase grants or scholarships for constituents in Ohio’s new congressional District Five.
“When our parents went to college, they could afford to work a minimum wage job to make ends meet, get a decent education, and graduate with good odds of having a career in their field that provided not only a living, but a life,” Zimmann says. “Now, because minimum wage has not kept pace with the cost of living and the rising costs of higher education, our students are forced to take out loans to pay for their diplomas. This in turn creates a system of indentured servitude as young people seek to make a life after graduation.”
Zimmann will be sharing this statement alongside supporters at Bowling Green State University in the Student Union, Room 314 at 4 PM on Thursday, April 26th to make a public announcement regarding the debt crisis and her position on education and jobs.
Dr. Angela Zimmann, 39, is an ordained Lutheran minister and full-time faculty member teaching in the General Studies Writing Program at Bowling Green State University. An elected board member and past president of the Lucas County Educational Service Center, Dr. Zimmann recently served as president of the Northwest Region of the Ohio School Boards Association. She lives in Holland, Ohio with her husband, Dr. Martin Otto Zimmann, and their two children.
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