Senate Candidate Discusses Issues With Young Adults
By Kyle Stucker, Portsmouth Herald
May 29, 2014
A group of students called on U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown in Hampton Thursday afternoon to help find solutions to a number of education-related issues inhibiting their ability to find jobs and pay off their college loans.
Brown met with roughly a dozen University of New Hampshire and Saint Anselm College students and recent graduates as part of a lunchtime roundtable session at the Sea Ketch. Students voiced frustrations about being saddled with tens of thousands in debt, the way that debt isn't adjusted based on their personal incomes, and their inability to get full-time jobs after graduation in order to pay off their debt
Brown said stories like Stein's are why he wanted to sit down with students Thursday, as he said the reason he is running for Congress is to “bring back that ability” for students to get into the workforce and be successful after college.
“I want to go down there and remind (elected officials in Washington) that their decisions affect real people,” said Brown.
Brown said it was invaluable to talk with the students Thursday because it gave him more insight and ideas for solutions in these areas, as he said he wants to “create opportunities” for young adults.
“To hear it firsthand is a lot different than just reading about it,” said Brown.