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  • Course Correction | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    middle 75 of the students we surveyed said they would prefer a printed textbook to a digital textbook and 60 said they would buy a low cost print copy even if a digital book were free Third digital textbooks must be accessible Students should be able to access digital textbooks online store them for use offline and keep a copy for future use Anything less than complete access would make digital books impractical for large numbers of students with limited access to computers and or the internet 45 of the students we surveyed said limited computer access would make it at least somewhat difficult to use a digital textbook 71 said they have kept at least one textbook for future reference 2 Digital textbooks done wrong e textbooks fail to meet the criteria The first type of digital text we reviewed was e textbooks the digital book format offered by the major publishers through CourseSmart We found that they fall short on each of the three criteria we found digital textbooks must meet E textbooks are too expensive The e textbooks we surveyed cost on average exactly the same as a new hard copy of the same title bought and sold back to the bookstore and 39 more on average than a used hard copy of the same title bought and sold back online Printing is costly and difficult Printing was limited to 10 pages per session for each of the e textbooks we surveyed Buying and printing half of an e textbook was three times the cost of buying a used hard copy and selling it back to the bookstore for the books we surveyed E textbooks are difficult to access Students have to choose between using the book online or using it offline they cannot do both Most 75 of the e textbooks we surveyed expired after 180 days so students do not have the option to access their books in the future 3 Digital textbooks done right open textbooks meet all of the criteria Open textbooks are textbooks distributed free digitally under an open license The key feature of an open license is that it permits users to make copies of the textbook and translate it into different formats So open textbooks start as digital textbooks but can be printed in a variety of formats We found that open textbooks accomplish what e textbooks do not low prices printing options and accessibility Open textbooks are affordable Open textbooks are free digitally and students can purchase other formats at a low cost Open textbooks are easy and inexpensive to print Students can print digital textbooks anytime anywhere and in a variety of formats They can print individual pages at home order a print on demand bound copy or anything in between Open textbooks are accessible Students can access open textbooks anytime from any computer without the book expiring Recommendations Digital textbooks are a promising solution to lower costs but they need to be done the right way This

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/reports/course-correction (2016-04-29)
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  • 11 AM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    ballot By 10 00 am more than 700 had cast their ballot at the student precinct An intensive MassPIRG New Voters Project get out the vote campaign made 3 000 phone calls text messages classroom contacts and other efforts contacts urging student voters to the polls in the days leading up to the election Pennsylvania By 9 am 250 students had cast a ballot at five student precincts on Philadelphia s Temple University campus In the days leading up to the elections student leaders with PennPIRG New Voters Project helped to register 7 000 young voters on campus and made 20 000 reminders to mobilize young voters to the polls At the University of Pittsburgh the campus president sent an all campus text message urging students to cast a ballot before the end of the day As of 8 30 am more than 200 students had cast a ballot New Jersey New Jersey s Rutgers University student leaders with NJPIRG New Voters Project distributed I Voted mustaches to student voters New Voters Project About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blogs/sp/11-am-election-day-dispatches-ground/sp (2016-04-29)
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  • New Voters Project | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    big issues of our day like money in politics and protecting our environment be dealt with or will they keep getting icked down the road only to get bigge and harder to solve One thing is for sure we know a better future isn t going to happen if we just sit around waiting for it We can t expect our elected leaders to pay attention to the issues we care about or for things to start moving in the right direction if we don t make ourselves heard As the biggest school system in the state Rutgers students have a large part to play So this semester our goal is to help register 3 500 students to vote and make 10 000 get out the vote contacts across the state E mail us to get involved Issue updates Resource Democracy New Voters Project Where to Vote if you re Registered to Vote on Campus Summary Find out where your polling place is if you re registered to vote at your dorm address 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

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/new-voters-project?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Where to Vote if you're Registered to Vote on Campus | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    use of Rutgers Campus as emergency sheltering facilities the following polling locations on the Rutgers University New Brunswick Piscataway campuses have been relocated These changes are only for those voters registered to vote in New Brunswick Ward 1 District 6 and in Piscataway Ward 4 District 6 Voting in the City of New Brunswick Ward 1 District 6 has been relocated from Labor Education Center to the Woodrow Wilson School 133 Tunison Road New Brunswick within the Rutgers Village Section Voting in the Township of Piscataway Ward 4 District 6 has been relocated from the Livingston Recreation Center to the Livingston Student Center 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway Questions relating to polling and polling locations should be directed to the New Jersey Division of Elections at http www njelections org Resource file download Polling place locations for Rutgers New Brunswick Related Issues New Voters Project About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness

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  • Voter Protection Toolkit | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    vote project on your campus The toolkit is based on 25 years of work to increase youth voter turnout We have used that experience to develop a youth voter mobilization model register and turn out millions of new voters and train thousands of leaders many of whom now run some of the nation s leading political organizations Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus Resource file download Download the report About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX 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 RSS Contact Resources by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make

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  • Million Dollar Megaphones | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    million 7 6 of the total was secret money that cannot be traced back to an original source But because of gaps in reporting requirements spending reported to the FEC is only part of the picture When all types of outside spending on television ads related to the presidential race are taken into account just over 50 of the spending has been by dark money groups that do not disclose their donors According to Kantar CMAG data the top five 501 c 4 spenders on the presidential race have spent 53 million through July 1st on advertising in the presidential race alone but our analysis shows these same groups have only reported 420 920 in spending collectively on all races to the FEC through June 30th This means that these groups are currently reporting less than 1 of their total spending The Top 5 outside spending groups have accounted for 58 5 of all outside spending in the 2012 cycle Super PACs continue to be tools used by a small number of wealthy individuals and institutions to dominate the political process Just over 57 of the 230 million raised by Super PACs from individuals came from just 47 people giving at least 1 million Just over 1 000 donors giving 10 000 or more were responsible for 94 of this fundraising Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have given a combined 36 3 million to Super PACs in the 2012 cycle It would take more than 321 000 average American families donating an equivalent share of their wealth to match the Adelsons giving For profit businesses contributed 34 2 million to Super PACs accounting for 11 of their fundraising There are reasons to suspect businesses are contributing much more to nonprofit organizations and trade associations that do not disclose their donors About

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/reports/nj/million-dollar-megaphones (2016-04-29)
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  • Million-Dollar Megaphones | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the total was secret money that cannot be traced back to an original source But because of gaps in reporting requirements spending reported to the FEC is only part of the picture When all types of outside spending on television ads related to the presidential race are taken into account just over 50 of the spending has been by dark money groups that do not disclose their donors According to Kantar CMAG data the top five 501 c 4 spenders on the presidential race have spent 53 million through July 1st on advertising in the presidential race alone but our analysis shows these same groups have only reported 420 920 in spending collectively on all races to the FEC through June 30th This means that these groups are currently reporting less than 1 of their total spending The Top 5 outside spending groups have accounted for 58 5 of all outside spending in the 2012 cycle Super PACs continue to be tools used by a small number of wealthy individuals and institutions to dominate the political process Just over 57 of the 230 million raised by Super PACs from individuals came from just 47 people giving at least 1 million Just over 1 000 donors giving 10 000 or more were responsible for 94 of this fundraising Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have given a combined 36 3 million to Super PACs in the 2012 cycle It would take more than 321 000 average American families donating an equivalent share of their wealth to match the Adelsons giving For profit businesses contributed 34 2 million to Super PACs accounting for 11 of their fundraising There are reasons to suspect businesses are contributing much more to nonprofit organizations and trade associations that do not disclose their donors About Us Our Leadership Our

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/reports/million-dollar-megaphones/sp (2016-04-29)
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  • Our Democracy, Our Voice | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    would overturn the Citizens United decision and staunch the flow of unlimited spending by moneyed special interests Obviously we don t take calling for a constitutional amendment lightly but the strength of our democracy relies on people voting not corporations We re already taking strides We recently helped to get seven New Jersey congressmen to sign on to co sponsor a bill to overturn Citizens United With your help we can continue to make sure that everyone s voice is heard E mail us to get involved Issue updates Blog Post Democracy Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer NJPIRG Students This summer we re running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across New Jersey 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 NJPIRGs New Voters Project is a non partisan campaign to mobilize young voters and turn them out to the polls 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

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/our-democracy-our-voice?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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