Make College a Reality for All Women

It's well known that education is linked to future economic prosperity, but college tuition continues to skyrocket. Rising tuition costs mean women don’t have access to education that will allow them to live their dreams and fully participate in local economies and communities.

All women—especially women of color and single mothers—deserve access to college.

The raw numbers suggest that more women graduate with college degrees than men every year, but college degrees are not equally accessible to all women. In 2010, 30% of white women had a college degree or higher, compared to 21.4% percent of black women and a mere 14.9% of Hispanic women. Only 15% of single mothers had a college degree.

This discrimination needs to end! Tell Congress to make college affordable and accessible for all women.

Depending on her race and marital status, a woman will not only face challenges completing a college degree, but her future income will reflect this education disparity.

While women overall make 77 cents for every dollar the average white male makes, black women and Hispanic women only make 70 cents and 61 cents, respectively. More than half of single mothers earn less than $30,000 a year, compared to their married coworkers, half of whom earn more than $50,000 a year.

Education is not a luxury: it is an economic imperative that every hard-working student should be able to afford.

Tell Congress to make college more affordable and help make financial stability a reality for all women!
Dear [Member of Congress],

I am writing to urge you to help make college a reality for all women.

It's well known that education is linked to future economic prosperity, but college tuition continues to skyrocket. Rising tuition costs mean women don’t have access to education that will allow them to live their dreams and fully participate in local economies and communities.

All women—especially women of color and single mothers—deserve access to college.

The raw numbers suggest that more women graduate with college degrees than men every year, but college degrees are not equally accessible to all women. In 2010, 30% of white women had a college degree or higher, compared to 21.4% percent of black women and a mere 14.9% of Hispanic women. Only 15% of single mothers had a college degree.

Depending on her race and marital status, a woman will not only face challenges completing a college degree, but her future income will reflect this education disparity.

While women overall make 77 cents for every dollar the average white male makes, black women and Hispanic women only make 70 cents and 61 cents, respectively. More than half of single mothers earn less than $30,000 a year, compared to their married coworkers, half of whom earn more than $50,000 a year.

Education is not a luxury: it is an economic imperative that every hard working and responsible woman should be able to afford.

[Your comments here]

Please work to make college more affordable and help make financial stability a reality for all women!

Sincerely,
[Your name here]
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