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  • Berkshire Community College | MASSPIRG Students
    enjoy running campaigns with other student groups on the issues most important to them We are most known on campus for our environmental work and for voter registration MASSPIRG is a statewide student directed and student funded nonprofit advocacy group with a 40 year track record of standing up to powerful special interests and winning concrete social change reforms on issues such as the environment the cost of higher education and public health Recently we helped pass policy to invest 700 million in public transportation here in Massachusetts and 3 billion for federal student aid And over the past 4 years we helped to register over 20 000 students to vote With volunteer and internship opportunities MASSPIRG gives students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship The thing that makes us so effective is that students here at BCC have voted to fund MASSPIRG through a 9 per student per semester waivable fee We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like organizers lawyers and advocates who fight on behalf of the students full time where key decisions are being made at the State House and in Washington DC This semester our priority campaign is to repower Massachusetts with 100 clean renewable energy Stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter Latest News Berkshire CC Fall 2011 Accomplishments 12 29 2011 Thanks for being a part of MASSPIRG this year and helping make 2011 a success Check out a few of our highlights Building more energy efficient communities by educating More previous 3 of 3 Berkshire Community College Apply to Intern Today Make a Difference Raise Our Voice Apply Now Student Leaders About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay

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  • Vote YES for MASSPIRG at MCLA! | MASSPIRG Students
    face today as a state and a nation Here is just a brief list of what MASSPIRG has accomplished this year Increasing Recycling in Massachusetts MASSPIRG students are working to improve recycling by updating Massachusetts 5 cent deposit on beer and soda bottles to include water juice and sports drinks We made big waves at the statehouse by collecting and delivering 10 000 signatures asking the state legislature to update the Bottle Bill Advocating for 21st Century Transportation This year MASSPIRG released a report Common Connections showing that students and seniors depend on and benefit the most from public transportation Students held press conferences around the state promoting the report which advocates for more and better public transportation Amidst the MBTA transit crisis we ve collected personal stories from students about how cuts and fare increases would affect their lives and presented the stories as public testimony to transit officials Fighting Poverty in Our Communities In these tough economic times more than one in ten people in the Commonwealth is living in poverty So this year MASSPIRG students redoubled their efforts to educate and serve the communities where they live learn and work As part of our annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Bay State students organized educational and service events to bring their campuses together to tackle one of the most persistent and pressing problems of our time Across the state over 300 students participated directly in educational events and MASSPIRG students collected thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of food items to donate Making Textbooks More Affordable Everyone knows that textbooks costs are out of control the average student spends 900 per year We re promoting cost saving solutions on campus while also tackling publishers stranglehold on the market to change prices for good MASSPIRG students joined the Textbook Rebellion a national 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 Making Higher Education More Affordable MASSPIRG students joined students from across the country to reduce the burden of student loan debt by capping students monthly loan payments and stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants the federal financial aid program that serves more than 9 million students At the end of March students participated in the effort to prevent the doubling of student loans by delivering over 130 000 letters to decision makers in congress Protecting Consumers The marketplace can be daunting even for the most educated consumer That s why MASSPIRG students across the state continue MASSPIRG s proud tradition of making consumers aware of dangerous products This winter we released our 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report to help parents avoid toxic chemicals choking dangers and noise hazards in toys MCLA At MCLA students raised 150 for the Berkshire Food Project as part of the Hunger Cleanup project including our Date Night with MASSPIRG dinner and a movie night They also worked with other students across the

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  • MASSPIRG at MCLA | MASSPIRG Students
    on issues such as the environment the cost of higher education and public health Recently we helped convince Subway to serve meat raised without antibiotics and helped pass policy to invest 700 million in public transportation here in Massachusetts And over the past 4 years we helped to register over 20 000 students to vote With volunteer and internship opportunities MASSPIRG gives students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship The thing that makes us so effective is that students here at MCLA have voted to fund MASSPIRG through a 9 per student per semester waivable fee We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like organizers lawyers and advocates who fight on behalf of the students full time where key decisions are being made at the State House and in Washington DC This semester our priority campaign is to repower Massachusetts with 100 clean renewable energy Stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter Latest News Public Transit is facing a hit from the Federal Government but YOU can help 02 09 2012 Friday Congress may vote on a plan to cut all federal money for public transit and spend it on more highways instead Send a message to your representative today Invest in More MCLA Fall 2011 Accomplishments 12 29 2011 Thanks for being a part of MASSPIRG this year and helping make 2011 a success Check out a few of our highlights Building more energy efficient communities by conducting More previous 3 of 3 MCLA Volunteer with MassPIRG Play a crucial role on one of our urgent campaigns and learn new skills Volunteer Today Student Leaders Lyna Benantar Hunger Homelessness Campaign Coordinator Alexander Stewart New Voter s Project Campaign Coordinator About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg

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  • Middlesex CC Fall 2011 Accomplishments | MASSPIRG Students
    in 100 news stories Supporting Massachusetts recycling by collecting 10 000 signatures asking the state legislature to update the Bottle Bill By joining together and funding MASSPIRG here at Middlesex Community College we ve been able to bring about some great results Thanks for your support Of course there s still a lot to be done on all of our campaigns We re excited for next semester Middlesex Community College Add new comment About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE 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

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  • Salem State Fall 2011 Accomplishments | MASSPIRG Students
    news stories Supporting Massachusetts recycling by collecting 10 000 signatures 300 from here on campus asking the state legislature to update the Bottle Bill By joining together and funding MASSPIRG here at Salem State we ve been able to bring about some great results Thanks for your support Of course there s still a lot to be done on all of our campaigns I m excited for next semester Thanks Dave Hanson Salem State University Add new comment About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE 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

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  • Salem State University | MASSPIRG Students
    that makes us so effective is that students here vote every two years to continue funding MASSPIRG through an 9 per student per semester waivable fee We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like advocates lawyers and organizers We work together to run local and statewide campaigns and our advocates fight on behalf of students in Boston and D C This semester we are working to repower Massachusetts with 100 clean renewable energy We are also working to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms make textbooks cheaper for students and help alleviate hunger and homelessness in the community If you want to get involved contact us today MASSPIRG at Salem State confronts society s big problems takes action and wins concrete changes that improves the quality of our lives Oh and did we mention that we have a lot of fun doing it Latest News Sleepout a Lesson in Homelessness 12 27 2011 Salem State University students took part in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which started on Nov 13 As part of that students participated in Homeless More SSU Students Tweet for High Speed Trains 12 26 2011 Sean McGrath and Caitlin McGaw pose for a photo petition Photo credit Kevin Letourneau President Obama s Jobs Bill recently voted down by the U S Senate contained 4 More MASSPIRG Cheaper T for Students 12 26 2011 The number of speakers outnumbered the audience by one but the public interest advocate group MASSPIRG still drove home the need for greater access to public transportation More previous 3 of 3 MASSPIRG at Salem State Want an internship Get an internship without coffee running and paper pushing Apply Now Student Leaders About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community

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  • What Does the T mean to UMB? | MASSPIRG Students
    and photo petitions as public testimony to transit officials With 54 of UMass Boston students relying on public transit daily transit impacts both students and leadership administration Vice Chancellor Patrick Day with MASSPIRG Chapter Chair Hannah Hutchinson at the UMB Transit table Transit UMass Boston About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE 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 Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students

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  • UMass Boston | MASSPIRG Students
    Bottle Bill and over 3 000 of those signatures were collected by student volunteers here at UMASS Boston Thanks to that hard work people in Massachusetts will have the chance to vote directly on the Bottle Bill in November One of the reasons we re so effective is that students here at UMass Boston voted to fund MASSPIRG through a 9 per student per semester waivable fee We pool these resources statewide and hire our own professional staff like advocates lawyers and organizers Students work together with our staff to run local and statewide campaigns Our staff works fulltime on behalf of students where big decisions are being made like on Beacon Hill and in Washington DC This semester we are working to repower Massachusetts with 100 clean renewable energy We are also working to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms make textbooks cheaper for students and help alleviate hunger and homelessness in the community Latest News UMASS Boston Fall 2011 Accomplishments 12 29 2011 Thanks for being part of MASSPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Reducing the burden of student loan debt by capping More previous 3 of 3 UMass Boston Students pose with Chancellor Motley to support funding for High Speed Rail Showing of their energy efficiency knowledge Raising money during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Canned food drive with the Athletics Department to support the Greater Boston Food Bank Bottle Bill day at the State House Students pledging to decrease their energy use Oxfam Hunger Banquet Prevent Vampire Energy Want an internship Internships without the coffee running and paper pushing Apply for Spring 2014 today Apply Now Student Leaders About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke

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