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  • Affordable Higher Education | INPIRG
    and parents in repayment In response USPIRG works to increase student grant aid make debt levels more manageable and protect students as consumers from practices that contribute to educational debt We need robust grant programs on a state and federal level a simpler system of student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks DURBIN FRANKEN KING INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP MAKE COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS MORE AFFORDABLE Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Why McGraw Hill Is Offering 100 for Your usedtextbookproblems McGraw Hill launched transparent attempt to put down and undermine the used textbook market and we can t let it go unanswered Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Keep Reading News Release INPIRG Higher Ed Students Endorse New Senate Plan for Affordable Textbooks Today s bill harnesses the power of technology and innovation to bring

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/affordable-higher-education (2016-04-29)
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  • Democracy | INPIRG
    INPIRG mock wedding protests Citizens United After months of planning and preparation for the big day McDonald s and Monsanto were married yesterday during a small ceremony in the Indiana Memorial Union Keep Reading News Release Democracy New Report Details Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Elections WASHINGTON The Top 5 dark money spenders on presidential election ads have reported less than 1 of their spending to the FEC which is all that is required by the agency s insufficient standards according to a new report analyzing the latest campaign filings Keep Reading Report Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Keep Reading Blog Post Democracy Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer INPIRG Students This summer we re running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across Indiana and we d love your help Let us know if you want to volunteer sign up here We ve teamed up with some great artists like My Morning Jacket Phish Wilco Dave Mathews Band Neko Case The Roots and more It should be a ton of fun INPIRGs New Voters Project is a non partisan campaign to mobilize young voters and turn them out to the polls Keep Reading Blog Post Democracy Disclosing the DISCLOSE Act Rachel Bond 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 ask Secret money The act would require disclosure of the corporate and special interest money in politics Keep Reading Pages 1 2 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center

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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness | INPIRG
    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 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 Resource Hunger Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit Summary The best way to immediately help the victims of a natural disaster is to fundraise and get the funds to on the ground relief organizations as quickly as possible Check out our toolkit for tips Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger Clean up Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus Keep Reading Pages 1 2 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 Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    Release U S PIRG Textbooks U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Today U S PIRG along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations institutions of higher education technology companies and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Use of open textbooks one form of OER is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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 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

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  • New Voters Project | INPIRG
    working with student leaders student governments faculty and administrators across the country to lay the groundwork for voter registration drives and get out the vote work in 2012 Background 2007 and 2008 Successes In 2008 young voter turnout across the country rose for the third time in as many presidential election cycles according to a new analysis by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement CIRCLE CIRCLE s analysis of raw turnout data found that the number of voters under 30 who showed up at the polls in 2008 increased by approximately 11 percent while the number of older voters who cast a ballot increased by only 3 percent Increases in young voter turnout rates also surpassed those of older voters in the 2008 elections Between 2004 and 2008 turnout rates among young voters rose while those of older age groups remained steady or decreased Several factors from increased attention paid to young voters by candidates to the proliferation of technology in the lives of young voters to a rise in civic engagement among young people contributed to this surge in turnout The youth vote surge since 2000 shows clearly that when you pay attention to young people they will turn out Our 2008 Campaign Our What s Your Plan Campaign helped inject young people and issues important to them in the spotlight early in the campaign season more than 500 student volunteers in 28 states appeared at fundraisers town hall meetings and stump speeches on the primary campaign trail or submitted a photo petition to ask the candidates their plans on key youth issues such as global warming health care financial security and college affordability Ultimately these volunteers talked directly with the presidential candidates 106 times helping to impress upon the campaigns the importance of paying attention to young voters this election cycle Campus young voter mobilization model integrated a host of tech tools such as texting and Facebook with tried and true brick and mortar grassroots organizing techniques The effort thus reached young voters submerged in an increasingly wired world and also students unlikely to register due solely to online outreach Our extensive on the ground young voter mobilization efforts on one hundred campuses in twenty states helped register 118 000 young voters and established 440 000 personal voting reminders in the days before the election To ensure the rights of young people to vote once they arrived at the polls our election protection program conducted aggressive outreach to local registrars to preempt Election Day problems On Election Day we placed a network of poll watchers atstudent precincts to identify and remove student voting barriers Issue updates News Release New Voters Project Youth Share of Electorate Rises Campus Precincts Post Turnout Increase Washington DC According to exit polls issued by national media outlets the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008 Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project 4 PM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE

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  • Stop Subsidizing Obesity | INPIRG
    Reading News Release INPIRG Foods Public Health FDA Delays are Putting American Lives at Risk from Unsafe Food Food and Drug Administration FDA delays in implementing the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act have put Indiana lives at risk and cost the country 22 million in economic costs according to a new report by INPIRG Keep Reading Report INPIRG Foods Public Health Food Safety Scares 2013 This report offers a snapshot look from October 2012 to October 2013 at multistate foodborne illness outbreaks identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Failures in the rules and processes that protect our food supply have led to numerous serious outbreaks over the past year that left many Americans sickened and at least 2 dead The economic cost of just the multistate outbreaks caused by food products recalled over the past 12 months comes to more than 22 million Keep Reading Report US PIRG Foods Apples To Twinkies 2012 In this report we find that in 2011 over 1 28 billion in taxpayer subsidies went to junk food ingredients bringing the total to a staggering 18 2 billion since 1995 To put that figure in perspective 18 2 billion is enough to buy 2 9 billion Twinkies every year 21 for every single American taxpayer Keep Reading News Release US PIRG Foods AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup enough to pay for 21 Twinkies per taxpayer every year according to U S PIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2012 Meanwhile limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy half of an apple per taxpayer Keep Reading Pages 1 2 next last View All RSS Feed About

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  • Student Consumer Action Network | INPIRG
    Rights Student Tax Breaks Credit Cards Spring Break and Travel Ripoffs Cell Phones Health Insurance Private Student Loans Thank President Obama for Protecting Consumers Latest Updates Report INPIRG Consumer Protection Debt Collectors Debt Complaints In this report we explore consumer complaints about debt collection with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with debt collectors and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Protect yourself against data theft In response to recent coverage of data breaches INPIRG offers the following tips for consumers Keep Reading News Release INPIRG Consumer Protection Report Capital One Most Complained About Credit Card Company in Indiana Indiana consumers file more complaints about Capital One than any other credit card company according to a new report released by INPIRG Keep Reading Report INPIRG Consumer Protection Credit Cards Consumer Complaints In this report we explore consumer complaints about credit cards with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with their credit cards and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints Keep Reading News Release INPIRG Consumer Protection New Post Mortgage Crisis Rules Will Protect Homebuyers and Homeowners On Friday January 10 new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB rules will go into effect that will help protect homeowners and homebuyers from the mortgage abuses that led to the housing crisis Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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 Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing

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  • Sustainable U | INPIRG
    ingenuity to figure out the solutions to the rest We simply need to build the political will to put these solutions into action across the country The polluting industries that cause these problems both have a ton of influence in Washington and in the states and have been doing everything they can to convince the country that a sustainable future isn t in the cards That leaves us in a situation where our neighbors think solving environmental problems can only happen at the expense of economic progress and our political leaders are unwilling to act Issue updates 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 Sustainability Protect Clean Air INPIRG Students Doctors nurses and public health officials agree carbon pollution spewing from power plants fuels global warming which threatens our health through dirtier air Left unchecked the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks heart attacks and other fatal diseases Click here to support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Keep Reading Resource Sustainability Sustainable U Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Sustainable U campaign on your campus Keep Reading Media Hit Foods Sustainability INPIRG to host first Renew Fest in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University Keep Reading Blog Post Sustainability Recycling in the Villas Greetings I hope you all had a great week Here s what INPIRG was up to this weekend Sustainable U Recycling Program Keep Reading Add new comment Pages 1 2 next last View All RSS

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