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  • Disclosing the DISCLOSE Act | INPIRG
    and other outside groups to the FEC within 24 hours of making a campaign expenditure or transferring funds to other groups for campaign related activity of 10 000 or more require corporations and other outside groups to stand by their campaign ads with their leader and top financial contributors disclosed in the ads require corporations and other outside groups to disclose campaign related spending to shareholders and organization members AND require lobbyists to disclose campaign related expenditures in conjunction with their lobbying activities Sounds pretty good right I thought so as soon as I found out more about the bill After the Citizens United ruling this kind of act is just what the public needs in order to see just how corrupt our political system is I mean 6 of the 10 Super PACs that raised the most money last year got their money from groups that won t disclose any information about their donors This act would require them to reveal that information which could revolutionize the political process The bill is supported by many organizations that advocate government reform a few being Common Cause Democracy 21 and Public Citizen So far the bill has gone through introduction and referred to committee on Feb 16 It next has to be reported by the committee passed through the house and senate and then be signed by the President It currently has 117 co sponsors in Congress Just in case you want to see where I got all this information and maybe so you can look into it some more here are the sites I used http www golocalprov com news new cicilline pushing for more campaign finance disclosure http thehill com blogs congress blog campaign 210817 adopting the disclose act will help voters http www govtrack us congress bill xpd

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/blogs/in/disclosing-disclose-act (2016-04-29)
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  • Indiana University | INPIRG
    in Bloomington so they could have a vehicle to work on issues that they care about like protecting the environment standing up for their rights as consumers and as students and making a difference in the local community through service and education about hunger and homelessness Over the years INPIRG has registered thousands of IU students to vote raised more than 20 000 for hunger homelessness relief and has trained more than 200 interns to work on important social issues INPIRG s DC based staff shared with other PIRGs have been instrumental in passing SAFRA Credit Card and Banking Reform and protecting the environment Moving forward the students in INPIRG have big plans We are currently working to stop global warming by limiting pollution from power plants fight hunger and homelessness stop the flow of corporate money in politics and educate students on the new health care laws from the Affordable Care Act coming out this fall We hope you will join us Latest News Super PACs are Super WAC 02 13 2012 Super PACs are dominating the 2012 election cycle Even though the complete picture for 2012 has not yet been revealed a report by US PIRG has shown some trends for 2011 More INPIRG to host first Renew Fest in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University 12 31 2011 BLOOMINGTON Ind The Indiana Public Interest Research Group InPIRG Local Foods and Sustainable IU campaigns have teamed up to host Renew Fest a festival focusing on More INPIRG to sponsor costume fun run 12 31 2011 The Indiana Public Interest Research Group is sponsoring a Halloween costume run Nightmare on 10th Street to raise funds for local Bloomington shelters The event is at 2 More previous 2 of 4 next IU Chapter Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/iu?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Vote | INPIRG
    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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/in/vote (2016-04-29)
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  • Consumer Protection | INPIRG
    Will Protect Homebuyers and Homeowners Report INPIRG Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland 2013 The 2013 Trouble in Toyland report is the 28th annual INPIRG survey of toy safety In this report INPIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland 2013 News Release INPIRG Consumer Protection Report In Indiana Experian Gets Big Complaints A new report by INPIRG found that the most complained about credit reporting agency in Indiana is Experian and that Indiana ranks 42 nationally in credit report complaints per 100 000 residents Read more about Report In Indiana Experian Gets Big Complaints Report INPIRG Consumer Protection Big Credit Bureaus Big Mistakes Since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began collecting complaints about credit reporting in October 2012 the CFPB has recorded more than 10 000 complaints about credit reporting Read more about Big Credit Bureaus Big Mistakes Media Hit Consumer Protection Indiana residents complain most frequently about bigger banks Thanks to the complaints database consumers who get ripped off or misled by their banks can make their voices heard and get satisfaction said Alec Sprague a federal advocate for INPIRG Other consumers can view the public database and make smarter more informed financial choices By providing a roadmap for navigating the tricks and traps of the financial marketplace this database is another way the bureau gets real results for consumers Read more about Indiana residents complain most frequently about bigger banks Highlights from Fall Semester Tuesday December 6 2011 By Thanks for being part of INPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Related topics Consumer Protection Higher Ed Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Transit Read more

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/topics/consumer-protection (2016-04-29)
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  • Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet | INPIRG
    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 Resources by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Affordable Higher Education 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 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/resources/student-consumer-action-network-project-packet (2016-04-29)
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  • Voter Protection Toolkit | INPIRG
    of the nation s leading political organizations Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus Resource file download Download the report 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 Resources by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Affordable Higher Education 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 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/resources/voter-protection-toolkit (2016-04-29)
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  • Transit | INPIRG
    the number of miles driven annually on America s roads steadily increased Then at the turn of the century something changed Americans began driving less By 2011 the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004 The trend away from driving has been led by young people Read more about Transportation and the New Generation Report Transit The Right Track America s highways and airports are increasingly congested Our nation s transportation system remains dependent on oil And our existing transportation infrastructure is inadequate to the demands of the 21st century The United States should build an efficient and fast passenger rail network with high speed rail as a central component to help address the nation s transportation challenges in the 21st century Read more about The Right Track Report Transit Road Work Ahead To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Report Transit A Track Record of Success As America moves toward construction of new high speed rail networks in regions throughout the country we have much to learn from experiences abroad High speed rail lines have operated for more than 45 years in Japan and for three decades in Europe providing a wealth of information about what the United States can expect from high speed rail and how we can receive the greatest possible benefits from our investment Read more about A Track Record of Success Resource Transit 21st Century Transportation Project Packet Download this resource

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/topics/transit (2016-04-29)
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  • 21st Century Transportation Project Packet | INPIRG
    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 Resources by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Affordable Higher Education 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 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/resources/sp/21st-century-transportation-project-packet (2016-04-29)
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