According to Love, students need to build "relationships with unions - on and off campuses, to build bridges in the community, students are workers."
The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism.
On July 1 interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double for 7.4 million students unless Congress takes action.
With the economy still "depressed" and student debt at an all-time high, policymakers and students should be discussing reforms to the way interest rates are calculated.
College activists lobbied Congress for relief last month during the United States Student Association's annual legislative conference.
The St. Louis rally was held simultaneously with other rallies in Kansas City and Jefferson City, the Missouri state capital.
Got debt? Beware! Your employer may fire you for it.
Payday loan companies can charge up to 1,950 percent interest; Missouri voters may be able to change that in November.
The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.
If African Americans, Latinos, first time voters and students defy predictions and vote in large numbers November 2, Democrats can prevent a Republican takeover of Congress.