Election Issues

MTV's Elect This: Student Debt

Super PACs. The Electoral College. Attack ads. You’re sick of it, and so are we. This year, we’re flipping the bird to the same old politics and saying: ELECT THIS.

People think that just because you’re fed up with a broken system, you’re “apathetic.” We know that’s not true. We know that you’re fighting for equality in your own communities, getting loud about climate change, and taking a stand on privacy — and even more.

Elect This is here to help you elect to have your own conversation, elect new ideas and real action, and elect to have the candidates listen to you for a change. So let’s get started.
— MTV's ElectThis.com


With students in more debt than ever before, every millennial knows at least one person who is struggling to pay off their student loans.


Today, the average college graduate leaves school with $30,000 in student debt. In 2006, the total federal student debt came out to $478 billion – that number is now a shocking $1.3 trillion. Studies show that this debt is holding millennials back. It's preventing many from buying cars, homes, starting families, saving for retirement, and making other important investments in their future (not to mention investments like Netflix and burritos).

Find out what you can do here