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  • Subpriming Our Students | INPIRG
    loans a significant amount is in private loans that can carry interest rates of over 18 percent In fact due to aggressive marketing nearly 3 million American students took out private loans last year up from less than 1 million just four years before Since federal loans are lower interest and have more borrower protections taking out unnecessary private loans for college is like putting tuition on a high interest credit card that students can t pay off for years And like credit cards private loans carry costly penalties and fees and are marketed heavily to students regardless of need resulting in unnecessary and damaging levels of expensive debt Unfortunately unlike with credit cards there has been no Credit Card Holder s Bill of Rights for student loans to reign in the worst abuses in the private loan market This absence of basic consumer protections is why American students need a new consumer watchdog 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 Reports by Campaign Student Consumer Action Network 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/reports/subpriming-our-students (2016-04-29)
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  • Democracy | INPIRG
    system and bring the truth to the public By engaging with and educating people through tabling events petitioning corporations like Bank of America and holding public forums we will restore America to a place where everyone has a voice in our democracy Issue Updates Blog Post Democracy Super PACs are Super WAC Rachel Bond 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 that may be surprising to most of the American public First let s answer some questions most people ask What is a super PAC Keep Reading Resource Democracy New Voters Project Voter Protection Toolkit Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus Keep Reading Report Democracy New Voters Project Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 View All RSS Feed 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/democracy?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Democracy Updates | INPIRG
    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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/node/2951/content (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger Clean-up Project Packet | INPIRG
    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 prices

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/resources/hunger-clean-project-packet (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit | 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/hunger-and-homelessness-awareness-week-toolkit (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger and Homelessness 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

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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness | INPIRG
    Congress has been repeatedly unwilling to extend unemployment benefits as we rebuild the US economy Unfortunately the lack of political support is not new Americans have grown to accept hunger and homelessness as the status quo While people want the economy rebuilt and want their personal situations to become better we lack broadbased support for systemic solutions to poverty Register for the Hunger Cleanup Issue updates Media Hit Hunger INPIRG to sponsor costume fun run INPIRG will sponsor a fun run to benefit local shelters in Bloomington Keep Reading Media Hit Hunger Halloween costume run raises money for local homeless INPIRG hosts a costume fun run to benefit local homeless shelters in Bloomington Keep Reading Blog Post Hunger What s up with INPIRG I hope you had a great weekend Our campaigns have been working hard this semester to achieve their goals and they have some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks Hunger and Homelessness Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Welcome Back to INPIRG I would like to formally welcome you to INPIRG We had a great call out meeting over 100 people came That s the 3rd largest PIRG call out meeting in the nation We have a great semester ahead of us with four awesome campaigns Sustainable U Agricultural Subsidies Student Consumer Action Network SCAN and Hunger and Homelessness Here s what our campaigns are working on now Keep Reading Add new comment Pages first previous 1 2 View All RSS Feed 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/campaign-against-hunger-and-homelessness?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Updates | INPIRG
    Get Info 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

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/node/550/content (2016-04-29)
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