Resistbot Petition: Pass the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act of 2024!

An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Pass the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act of 2024!

710 so far! Help us get to 1,000 signers!

I understand that a group of Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill called the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act of 2024, bicameral legislation that would nearly double the Pell Grant maximum award, index the maximum award for inflation, and make other improvements to expand the award for working students and families. For the first time, this legislation would also expand the program to include Dreamers. The Pell Grant program is the cornerstone of federal financial aid for postsecondary education, serving over 6 million undergraduate students. We should expand it to put higher education in reach so that every student has the opportunity to succeed. In addition to doubling the Pell Grant maximum award and indexing the maximum award for inflation, the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act makes the Pell Grant funding fully mandatory to protect it from funding shortfalls and restores lifetime eligibility for the program to 18 semesters, among other changes that will benefit students.  Please pass this wonderful legislation! The whole country benefits when higher education is more affordable.

▶ Created on June 21 by Jess Craven

Already signed?

  • Promote this campaign to get it texted to potential signers
  • Share this page or image
    A shareable card that reads "tell the U.S. Congress: Pass the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act of 2024!" followed by "text sign PNQSSE to 50409"
  • Text INVITE PNQSSE to ask your friends to sign via text or email
  • and post around campus or on your community bulletin board
  • Use the iOS app to share with your contacts
  • Join our Discord and connect with fellow organizers
  • Upgrade to Premium to unlock more features and make sure we can keep delivering
Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppShare on TumblrEmail with GmailEmail

Promote this Petition

Help this campaign grow by funding texts asking members to sign!