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  • Our Mission | INPIRG
    campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people s lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world We give students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship Both here on campus and out in the world we mobilize students to investigate big social problems come up with practical solutions convince the media and public to pay attention and get decision makers to act 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 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

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  • Our Leadership | INPIRG
    trains students to run effective grassroots campaigns Read more about Elizabeth Himeles Alec Sprague Midwest Federal Advocate 312 544 4436 x206 Contact person by email Read more about Alec Sprague Ed Mierzwinski National Consumer Program Director 202 546 9707 x314 Contact person by email Ed Mierzwinski is the national Consumer Program Director Read more about Ed Mierzwinski 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 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

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  • Accomplishments | INPIRG
    a free care and vaccine clinic for community members who do not have alternative access to health care Setting up a recycling program to make it easier for students living off campus to recycle Being one of 40 campus stops on the national Textbook Rebellion Tour to raise awareness about the high cost of textbooks and affordable solutions The tour collected 10 000 petition signatures and was featured in 100 news stories 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 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

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  • Indiana University | INPIRG
    students here 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 Highlights from Fall Semester 12 06 2012 Thanks for being part of INPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Collecting 250 pounds of food and 300 articles of More Agricultural Subsidies No Longer Necessary 04 06 2012 Federal subsidies to large agriculture businesses like Monsanto have been creating problems for our fast food nation for over a decade now These subsidies were initially More Disclosing the DISCLOSE Act 02 22 2012 There s a new act going through committee in Congress H R 4010 the DISCLOSE Act As you may get from the name it is in fact about disclosure Disclosure of what you may More 1 of 4 next IU Chapter Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE

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  • Campaign Resources | INPIRG
    on your campus this spring Keep Reading about 21st Century Transportation Project Packet Resource Textbooks Tips to Save on Textbooks Even though students are stuck paying publishers outrageous prices you do have a few tools to reduce how much you spend Being a smart consumer could save you hundreds of dollars every year Follow these tips to save on textbooks Keep Reading about Tips to Save on Textbooks Resource A Snapshot of Student Opinions on High Tech Textbooks New technology that has recently entered the marketplace could mean significant savings for students on textbooks The Student PIRGs conducted this survey of college students to provide a snapshot their attitudes toward high tech textbooks Keep Reading about A Snapshot of Student Opinions on High Tech Textbooks Pages 1 2 3 4 5 next last More 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

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  • Start a PIRG Chapter | INPIRG
    chapter on your campus When consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by powerful special interest lobbyists we speak up and take action By teaming students up with professional advocates and organizers we make our voices heard and have an impact locally and nationally We learn how to build a relationship with the media and get coverage on issues that concern us how to register voters how to engage in public policy decisions and so much more Students involved with PIRG campus chapters have had a chance to face up to society s big problems take action and win concrete changes that improve the quality of our lives In so doing we ve helped fulfill our Universities Service missions and taught countless students how to be active participants in our democracy If you re interested in starting a PIRG chapter at your college please fill out the volunteer form here and we ll be in touch Please include Starting a PIRG chapter in the Message field 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 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

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  • All Campaigns | INPIRG
    about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous With student debt skyrocketing young people can t afford to spend 1200 on books and supplies every year Together we can change that Read more about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous With student debt skyrocketing young people can t afford to spend 1200 on books and supplies every year Together we can change that Read more about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign New Voters Project New Voters Project The New Voters Project is a nonpartisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day We believe the best way to get political leaders to pay attention to young people and our issues is to register and vote Read more about New Voters Project Campaign Foods Stop Subsidizing Obesity Our tax dollars should only go to things that serve the public good yet we re handing out taxpayer subsidies to big agribusinesses to help subsidize junk food Huge profitable corporations like Cargill and Monsanto are pocketing tens of billions in taxpayer dollars and turning subsidized crops into junk food ingredients including high fructose corn syrup Read more about Stop Subsidizing Obesity Campaign Consumer Protection Student Consumer Action Network Our economy needs to be fair to consumers in order to function While a company may make a short term profit from ripping off consumers or putting an unsafe product on the market it s not good for anyone in the long term Read more about Student Consumer Action Network Campaign Sustainability Sustainable U The way we live our lives is putting our environment and public health at risk Global warming caused largely by our reliance on fossil fuels threatens to wreak

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  • 21st Century Transportation | INPIRG
    Administration and Census Bureau for America s 100 most populous urbanized areas which are home to over half of the nation s population shows that the decline in per capita driving has taken place in a wide variety of regions From 2006 to 2011 the average number of miles driven per resident fell in almost three quarters of America s largest urbanized areas for which up to date and accurate data are available Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Transit Highlights from Fall Semester Thanks for being part of INPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Collecting 250 pounds of food and 300 articles of clothing to fight poverty in Bloomington Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Transit Why Young People Are Driving Less Student PIRGs Yesterday we released a new report Transportation and the New Generation Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy that shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives Keep Reading Report Transit Transportation and the New Generation From World War II until just a few years ago 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 Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 next last 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

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