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  • Reports | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    values of democracy and the skills to participate in our democratic society There are encouraging signs of civic engagement on the rise with student and youth voter participation hitting a record high in the 2008 election and an increase in youth volunteerism nationwide Yet there is still a real need for on going efforts to promote civic engagement on college campuses According to a recent report by the Corporation for National and Community Service New Jersey ranks 45th in college student volunteer rates with only 25 percent of college students in New Jersey volunteering in their communities The Campus Compact P residential Declaration on Civic Responsibility in Higher Education notes that among students there is a profound sense of cynicism and lack of trust in the political process which reveals that youth are still deeply skeptical that our civic institutions can effectively solve our social problems In this environment NJPIRG continues to engage thousands of students statewide NJPIRG creates as called for in the Campus Compact Presidential Declaration on Civic Responsibility in Higher Education innumerable opportunities for our students to practice and reap the results of the real hard work of citizenship Read more about Concept Plan Report Health Care The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Read more about The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Report Democracy New Voters Project Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections

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  • Reports | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    walked through bookstores and interviewed bookstore staff to uncover textbooks that reveal six types of textbook industry gimmicks October 2006 Read more about Required Reading Report Textbooks Exposing the Textbook Industry Today s college students are under enormous financial pressure The gap between tuition and fees and financial aid leaves many students working long hours through college struggling to make ends meet and graduating with large debts The high cost of textbooks is yet another financial burden MASSPIRG conducted a survey of 287 professors from a variety of disciplines at Massachusetts colleges and universities over the fall semester of 2006 to get their views on textbook industry practices that drive up prices February 2007 Read more about Exposing the Textbook Industry Report Textbooks Limited Knowledge The future of academic research is in peril University budgets are decreasing while the cost of academic journals is skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 Read more about Limited Knowledge Report Higher Ed Textbooks Ripoff 101 2nd Edition In order to both confirm our initial findings and to follow up on a number of anecdotal reports of additional problems with textbook pricing the State PIRGs conducted an expanded survey of the most widely purchased textbooks at 59 colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Read more about Ripoff 101 2nd Edition Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More 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

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  • Reports | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    step guide for colleges and universities interested in lowering textbook costs for students by transitioning to a textbook rental service or exploring new innovative business models July 2005 Read more about A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services Report Higher Ed Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated In 2007 Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act The bill included several provisions to lessen the burden of student debt including More than two billion dollars a year in additional funding for the Pell Grant program The Pell Grant helps more than 5 million lower income students each year A new Income Based Repayment program that allows student loan borrowers to repay their federal loans as a percentage of their income Reductions in interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans Read more about Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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

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  • 2011 Accomplishments | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    fifty homes to help homeowners and college students living off campus save energy and money Collecting 400 petitions and generated 150 phonecalls to Governor Christie s office to stop dangerous gas drilling known as fracking on the Delaware River Being three 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 Collecting 2 000 student pledges to show support for banning plastic bags on Rutgers campus Organizing our annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week educating 350 students about poverty collecting 2 500 food and necessity items for local food pantries and raising 2 000 to fight poverty locally and for famine relief Partnering with the Interfraternity Council and the City of New Brunswick at to organize a street cleanup with 275 volunteers Teaming up with the cast of Mad Men to make a Funny or Die video supporting High Speed Rail By joining together and funding NJPIRG here at Rutgers we ve been able get results Thanks for your support About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers

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  • Campus Internships | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    about using open source textbooks to save students thousands of dollars As textbook prices continue to skyrocket play your part in promoting less costly education Fight Poverty in Your Community Through Music Help to run this year s Play for Change campaign to put on music and performance events to raise funds for local poverty relief agencies as well as organize service trips to lend a helping hand Build a Sustainable Campus and World Run petition and letter writing drives to elected officials to get New Brunswick on the way to 20 solar power by 2025 Host events like smoothie stations that run on solar power to educate people about the benefits of clean energy LEARN SKILLS Communication Skills Improve your public speaking and writing skills and learn how to work with the media to get media coverage Get experience speaking in front of groups and advocating a position one on one Campaign Skills Learn the basics of running a campaign recruiting a training volunteers generating grassroots support petitions letters calls building coalitions organizing large events campaign strategy and basic lobbying Leadership Skills Learn how to run meetings work with teams plan large events develop other leaders manage volunteers and manage your time 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

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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    will see their interest rates soar to 6 8 percent on the new loans they take in the next year thereby causing a steep rise in their loan burden and effectively increasing the cost of attaining a college degree More 05 09 2012 News Release Senators Block Bill to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling On July 1 The bottom line is that this is important to future graduates and their families it is a top concern among students and has support from across the political spectrum More Pages first previous 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage 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 Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll

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  • Health Care | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    RESPONDING TO STUDENTS CONGRESS EXTENDS LOW COLLEGE LOAN RATE Report Health Care The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Read more about The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Young Person s Guide to Healthcare Tuesday September 21 2010 By Under the federal health care law young adults have access to new previously unavailable health insurance options To make the most of those new choices you need to learn the facts This guide is designed to help you do that Related topics Health Care Read more about Young Person s Guide to Healthcare 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

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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    News Release Students to Congress Don t Double Student Debt Rates Washington D C With the student loan interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers NJPIRG and coalition partners deliver over 130 000 letters to Congress urging a different plan More 03 05 2012 Blog Post Big Day for Open Education Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition More Pages first previous 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage 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 Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on

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