ANNOUNCEMENT For “League of Bloggers for a Better World”

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Hey everyone! I’ve got an update for our blog group. I consulted with WordPress’s Help section and it sounds like it would be best if we use an outside website for our blog home. We will still have our individual blogs, but we’ll also be connected to the group blog site. I’m working out the details now. If you have any suggestions let me know. We’re almost there! We’ve got some great members so far.

So for now, we’ll discontinue the current group WordPress blog. We’ll still keep the group title and the logo.

For anyone else interested in joining our blog group, please see this post. 

Here a brief description of the group:

An online group/league of bloggers who blog about societal issues, be it racism, injustice, global warming, animal rights, politics and the like, and are interested in progress to create a better world.

Some bloggers already write about this stuff. But since we are currently not organized or connected in a formal way, it feels as if each blogger is on his or her own. I think that if we formed some kind of group, we may feel more united in our efforts, and can therefore be more effective in creating the change we want to see happen.

Thanks and take care! 🙂

Key Bank Won’t Forgive Student Loan of Deceased Air Force Vet

Photo courtesy of TheStreet.com

Photo courtesy of TheStreet.com

 

From Change.org:

“Other major private student lenders and KeyBank competitors have implemented policies forgiving the student loan debt of dead beneficiaries- Wells Fargo, Sallie Mae, Discover, and Citi Financial among them. In addition, loans guaranteed by the federal government are automatically discharged on proof of death.”

Mother of student:

“Collection calls are the most callous kind of reminder that you’ve lost a loved one, and I got them every day.”

Visit Change.org to read more about this mother’s painful story and sign her petition to have Key Bank and American Education Services (AES) forgive her son’s loan. Banks are rich enough- it is disgusting that they aren’t willing to just leave this single mother and her family alone so that they might grieve in peace.