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  • New Voters Project | MASSPIRG Students
    the rise But we can t stop here Every year 4 million people in America turn 18 and are able to vote But last election only one in three young people did So in the months leading up to November s election thousands of student volunteers with MASSPIRGs New Voters Project will reach out to their peers on college campuses across the country to register them to vote and turn them out on Election Day Background Successes 2004 Young voter turnout surged 9 an increase three times that of the general population 2006 The youth vote increased again growing by 2 million votes 2008 The number of voters under 30 who showed up at the polls increased by approximately 11 while the number of older voters who cast a ballot increased by only 3 percent 2012 Voters from ages 18 29 represented 19 of all those who voted That s an increase of one percentage point from 2008 A major reason for this increased turnout is that politicians are paying more attention to young people If politicians ramp up their efforts to engage young people directly on issues important to us and talk to us as much as they do to older voters then young people will continue to turn out in bigger numbers ensuring a stronger democracy in the United States We have big plans for the 2016 elections and we re building our base of supporters to make sure we can register over a quarter of a million young people across the state of MA Click here to find your polling place in MA Issue updates Blog Post New Voters Project Op Ed The power of young people Ethan Senack This piece was originally published in the Durham Herald Sun http www heraldsun com opinion guestcolumnists x1154808806 Together yo Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections Washington DC New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday s national election This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop off in young voter participation Keep Reading News Release MASSPIRG New Voters Project Youth Vote Increases at Local Student Precincts in Massachusetts Amherst MA According to preliminary results provided by local elections officials several University of Massachusetts Amherst campus precincts showed significant increases in turnout over the previous national election Precinct 3 for instance showed a 29 percent increase Precinct 4 showed a 21 percent increase and Precinct 5 showed a 27 percent increase over 2008 Keep Reading Media Hit New Voters Project UMass students jam Amherst precincts many voting for first time More than 1 100 UMass students had turned out to cast ballots by 3 p m in precincts 4 and 10 said Lucas Gutterman of MassPIRG Keep Reading News Release MASSPIRG New Voters Project Local Youth Vote Campaign Launched Final Push To Get Out

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/campaigns/ma/new-voters-project (2016-04-29)
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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness | MASSPIRG Students
    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 Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Listen to Yoda Please vote yes for MASSPIRG during the Student Government Elections on April 17th and 18th Every two years Westfield State students vote to continue funding MASSPIRG through a 9 per student per semester waivable fee Keep Reading Blog Post Hunger MASSPIRG at UMass Dartmouth Can Drive Shawna Upton MASSPIRG at UMass Dartmouth collected over 150 food items to donate to hungry families last week Thanks to the UMassD community for supporting the effort The cans will be combined with the food raised by Students for the Homeless a New Bedford based group of K 12 students who run projects to serve their community Keep Reading Blog Post Hunger Help Fight Poverty in North Adams Samantha Gibb We re running the hunger and homelessness campaign project at MCLA this semester 500 of our proceeds will be donated to the Berkshire Food Project a charity in North Adams that will now be able to organize a Saturday lunch for hungry individuals that wouldn t normally be able to find food on the weekends Come join our fundraising team or make a donation Keep Reading Blog Post Hunger Help Fight Poverty in the Berkshires Samantha Gibb It s Hunger Cleanup time again at BCC We are raising money to benefit the Louison House a fantastic organization in Adams that provides transitional permanent housing and food resources for the homeless Please join our

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/campaigns/ma/campaign-against-hunger-and-homelessness (2016-04-29)
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  • News Releases | MASSPIRG Students
    education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools access to high quality openly licensed learning resources Read more about U S Department of Education Announces First Ever Open Education Adviser Position News 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 Read more about U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources 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 Read more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More 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

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/news (2016-04-29)
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  • Reports | MASSPIRG Students
    the Way Report Student PIRGs Textbooks Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars Read more about Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Report MASSPIRG Students McCutcheon Supreme Court Ruling More big money in politics Read more about McCutcheon Supreme Court Ruling More big money in politics Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last More 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 Reports by Campaign New Voters Project Make

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  • Contact | MASSPIRG Students
    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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press

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  • MASSPIRG Students in Action | MASSPIRG Students
    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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/slideshows/home-page-show (2016-04-29)
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  • Activist Toolkit | MASSPIRG Students
    vote raised more than 1 million to help the hungry and homeless and played a key role in mobilizing support for reforms to clean our air and water and protect our environment In addition the PIRGs have provided students with an educational experience in democratic citizenship By bringing important issues to the campus debate giving students the opportunity to voice their opinions on those issues and giving students the skills to make sure their opinions and those of their fellow classmates are heard the PIRGs encourage life long civic engagement Along with the idealism energy and creativity of the students and staff who make up the PIRGs much of the PIRGs success can be attributed to the systematic approach to organizing detailed in this Activist Toolkit This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest Resource file download Download the report Related Issues Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable 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 Resources by

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  • Get Involved | MASSPIRG Students
    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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support more

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