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  • 4 PM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND | INPIRG
    danced around students in line wrote I Voted in red and blue paint on student faces and blew bubbles to create a festive atmosphere The Poll Champs also offered voting help to students with questions and refer those who encountered to an Election Day hotline staffed by attorneys above Student leaders used creative methods to mobilize their peers to the polls and build Election Day Buzz At North Carolina State University student leaders enlisted the help of campus athletes to spread the I Voted message At the University of Wisconsin Madison leaders asked students who just voted to snap a fun photo and text it to all their friends In California CALPIRG New Voters Project leaders summoned the help of the Sun Gods and University of North Carolina students evoked North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall joins NCPIRG student leaders at North Carolina State University in endorsing the New Voters Project and urging students to the polls today New Voters Project About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/blogs/sp/4-pm-election-day-dispatches-ground/sp (2016-04-29)
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  • Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit | INPIRG
    in organizing them You ll need people to work on logistics publicity and volunteer recruitment for each event Step 2 Hold your Fundraiser Here are some ideas for fundraisers Run a Spare Change Drive Collect jars and paste labels for the Spare Change drive on them Put the jars everywhere dorms stores academic departments dining halls etc Ask local and campus cafes and coffee shops to place donation jars by the cash register for people to donate their change Advertise the drive around campus Go door to door Some campus groups have raised thousands of dollars by going door to door in campus apartments or dorms and asking people to donate the change they have around the house on coffee tables jars and in couches Set up a dorm competition American University students organized a dorm penny drive competition Each residence hall had a huge jar in the lobby and residents were urged to toss extra change into the jar In order to increase competition and money raised the organizers added the rule that paper money was subtracted from the total So in order to reduce other hall s points residents put dollar bills in other dorms jars Set up a day when all of the spare change jars will be collected Recruit some volunteers to count of all of change Sponsor a concert Contact local bands and ask them to play a set for your concert Find a venue for the concert We suggest both looking into places on campus many dorms and student unions have rooms that could hold concerts and calling local restaurants bars to find the best event Publicize the event be sure you are telling people where the proceeds are going Put up posters and hand out fliers Ask groups and campus departments to send announcements to their listserves Have members of the coalition text their friends Setup a facebook event Call the campus newspaper and ask them to run a story on the event in advancevi Put the event on the online campus calendar Set up the logistics for collecting the money at the door Organize a raffle Go door to door to local businesses and ask them to donate gift certificates or items for the raffle Find a venue for the raffle drawing We suggest both looking into places on campus many dorms and student unions have rooms that could hold concerts and calling local restaurants bars to find the best event Design and print raffle tickets here s a website http www raffleprinter com Determine the cost of the raffle ticket If you want to sell each ticket for 5 you ll need to sell approximately 215 tickets to raise 1 000 this will help defray the cost of printing the tickets Recruit volunteers to sell raffle tickets and set goals for the number that each will sell Publicize the raffle drawing Put up posters and hand out fliers Ask groups and campus departments to send announcements to their listserves Have members

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    and has support from across the political spectrum More 04 26 2012 Blog Post The New Student Battle Cry Don t Double My Rate During a More 04 06 2012 Blog Post Agricultural Subsidies No Longer Necessary Ag Subsidies intern Jen Balke talks about agriculturals subsidies and some of their negative effects More Pages first previous 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan

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  • Million-Dollar Megaphones | INPIRG
    dark money groups that do not disclose their donors According to Kantar CMAG data the top five 501 c 4 spenders on the presidential race have spent 53 million through July 1st on advertising in the presidential race alone but our analysis shows these same groups have only reported 420 920 in spending collectively on all races to the FEC through June 30th This means that these groups are currently reporting less than 1 of their total spending The Top 5 outside spending groups have accounted for 58 5 of all outside spending in the 2012 cycle Super PACs continue to be tools used by a small number of wealthy individuals and institutions to dominate the political process Just over 57 of the 230 million raised by Super PACs from individuals came from just 47 people giving at least 1 million Just over 1 000 donors giving 10 000 or more were responsible for 94 of this fundraising Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have given a combined 36 3 million to Super PACs in the 2012 cycle It would take more than 321 000 average American families donating an equivalent share of their wealth to match the Adelsons giving For profit businesses contributed 34 2 million to Super PACs accounting for 11 of their fundraising There are reasons to suspect businesses are contributing much more to nonprofit organizations and trade associations that do not disclose their donors About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/reports/million-dollar-megaphones/sp (2016-04-29)
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  • Apples To Twinkies 2012 | INPIRG
    farming operations mainly to grow just a few commodity crops including corn and soybeans Most of these commodity crops are not simply eaten as is Among other uses food manufacturers process them into additives like high fructose corn syrup and vegetable oils that provide a cheap dose of sweetness and fat to a wide variety of junk food products Thus Americans tax dollars directly subsidize junk food ingredients Key Findings Between 1995 and 2011 18 2 billion in tax dollars subsidized four common junk food additives corn syrup high fructose corn syrup corn starch and soy oils which are processed further into hydrogenated vegetable oils Healthier agricultural products receive very little in federal subsidies Since 1995 taxpayers spent only 637 million subsidizing apples which is one of the few fresh fruits or vegetables that have a significant federal subsidy If subsidies for junk food ingredients went directly to taxpayers to allow them to purchase food each of America s 141 million taxpayers would receive 7 58 to spend on junk food and 27 cents to spend on apples each year enough to buy 21 Twinkies but just half of one Red Delicious apple The 18 2 billion in subsidies for junk food ingredients that taxpayers have shelled out since 1995 is enough to buy 49 billion Twinkies Placed end to end they would circle the globe 125 times Since 1995 the lion s share of agricultural subsidies has gone to a very small number of large operations 75 of subsidies go to just 3 8 of U S farmers The fact that so many tax dollars are being wasted on junk food demonstrates the need to reform federal agricultural subsidies and end this wasteful spending Related issues Stop Subsidizing Obesity About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/reports/in/apples-twinkies-2012 (2016-04-29)
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  • AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER, BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE | INPIRG
    country s largest farming operations and do not require financial assistance mainly to grow just a few commodity crops including corn and soybeans Among other uses food manufacturers process corn and soy crops into additives like high fructose corn syrup and vegetable oils that provide a cheap dose of sweetness and fat to a wide variety of junk food products Among the report s key findings Between 1995 and 2011 18 2 billion in tax dollars subsidized four common food additives corn syrup high fructose corn syrup corn starch and soy oils better known as hydrogenated vegetable oils At 7 58 per taxpayer per year that would buy each taxpayer 21 Twinkies Outside of commodity crops other agricultural products receive very little in federal subsidies Since 1995 taxpayers spent only 637 million subsidizing apples which is the only significant federal subsidy of fresh fruits or vegetables Coming to 27 cents per taxpayer per year that would buy less than half of one Red Delicious apple Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last three decades with one in five kids aged 6 to 11 now obese Research shows that increased snacking is responsible for a significant portion of this increase About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact News Releases by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing

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  • Protect Clean Air | INPIRG
    corporate polluters are spending millions on TV ads lawsuits and lobbyists to stop them Stand up to corporate polluters and protect clean air by telling the EPA you support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Sustainable U Sustainability About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    loan interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers INPIRG and coalition partners deliver over 130 000 letters to Congress urging a different plan More 03 05 2012 Blog Post Big Day for Open Education Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition More Pages first previous 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/home?page=12 (2016-04-29)
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