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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    12 05 2011 Report 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 More Pages first previous 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 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

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  • Newark students raise awareness of hunger & homelessness | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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

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  • Winning! | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the people of NJ NY PA and DE spoke out signing petitions making calls and writing letters asking the DRBC to protect our drinking water from pollution caused by gas drilling We won this round It s a big victory but the fight is not over Governor Christie is one of only 6 members on the commission but he still hasn t publicly committed to opposing gas drilling along the Delaware or in NJ We ll need to continue to educate Governor Christie about the dangers of fracking and let him know that we don t want our drinking water threatened Sustainability Rutgers New Brunswick Add new comment 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

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  • Camden Students Tackle Hunger & Homelessness | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Club Rutgers Disability Awareness Coalition and more Groups worked together to organize a clothing drive Benefit Concert Bingo Night volunteer tutoring of local kids fundraising for Feeding America and a Tent City educational display Among the week s events was the Faces of Homelessness Panel along with the Build Small Give Big activity During the event students built piggy banks out of popsicle sticks and collected donations for the New Visions Day Shelter On the panel were several speakers from the local community including Chef Jonathan Jernigan from the Camden Cathedral Kitchen and Kevin Moran Director of New Visions Day Shelter Our Hunger and Homelessness campaign is looking forward to our annual Hunger Cleanup to engage 100 Rutgers Camden students in serving the local community and fundraising over 3 000 for the local food bank Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Hunger Rutgers Camden Add new comment 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

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  • NJPIRG Plastic Bag Day of Action | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    students who committed to stop using plastic bags to show support for a campus ban This brought our total number of pledges for the fall semester to over 2 000 We collected pledges from students outside the dining halls and student centers on the College Ave Cook Douglass Livingston and Busch campuses We even had our very own plastic bag monster on campus to bring attention to this issue We concluded the day with a screening of the new documentary Bag It At the end of the movie we got to skype with a student from CALPIRG who talked about their own efforts to ban plastic bags on campus and in the local community They are working towards a statewide ban Currently plastic bag bans have been passed in 17 cities in California We have a lot of catching up to do here in NJ Sustainability Waste Rutgers New Brunswick Add new comment 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

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  • Slay the Vampires | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    save energy save money and save the world About Vampire Energy Vampire energy also known as standby power refers to the electricity used by electronic appliances and devices while they switch off but still plugged in This occurs in most appliances that use electricity such as DVD players televisions stereos computers iPod chargers cell phone chargers and kitchen appliances Vampire energy comprises up to 10 of all residential power consumption This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance Energy Energy Service Corps Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark 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

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  • Truth about Credit Cards | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the largest payments toward the card with the highest interest rate Always pay more than the minimum if possible Reduce the number of direct mail credit card solicitations you receive by calling 1 888 5 OPTOUT This will remove your name from pre screening lists at the three major credit bureaus Seek credit counseling as soon as financial problems arise To locate a free or low cost credit counseling agency near you call 1 800 388 2227 or visit www nfcc org For one on one counseling over the phone call 1 800 680 DEBT or visit www myvesta org on the Internet If you believe you are the victim of unfair interest rate charges late fees or other penalties or deceptive marketing and the credit card company fails to address your complaint file complaints with your state Attorney General s office and the national Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Visit www occ treas gov customer htm or call 1 800 613 6743 M F 9am 3 30pm CST E mail Customer Assistance occ treas gov fax 1 713 336 4301 or by mail Customer Assistance Group 1301 McKinney Street Suite 3710 Houston Texas 77010 Know your financial means and limitations and don t spend beyond your means Create a budget that takes into account your average credit card payments each month and stick to it How to Get a Copy of Your Credit Report It s important to check your credit report at least once per year for errors Your credit report and credit score can determine whether you qualify for insurance or loans the price you pay for credit and can even impact your ability to get a job Free Credit Reports from One Source Consumers can get a free copy of their credit reports once every 12 months from the three major national credit bureaus Experian Equifax and Trans Union visit www annualcreditreport com or call 877 322 8228 or write Annual Credit Report Request Service P O Box 105281 Atlanta GA 30348 5281 Look out for Errors When you get a copy of your report review it carefully for errors According to a recent PIRG study one in four credit reports surveyed contained serious errors that could result in the denial of credit employment or insurance If you find inaccurate information dispute it with both the credit bureau and the person or company that provided the information to the credit bureau How to Dispute Errors Once you have notified the credit bureau of any mistakes in your report the bureau will have 45 days to investigate the disputed items if you obtained a free annual copy of your report from the new centralized source it will have 30 days to investigate in all other cases but may extend this time period to 45 days if it later receives additional information from you that is relevant to the investigation The credit bureau must remove any disputed information that is found to be inaccurate incomplete or

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  • 'Textbook Rebellion' Launches Cross-Country Tour | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    reduce costs 80 on average over traditional expensive textbooks Students are really suffering said Samantha Zwerling Chapter Chair for MaryPIRG and sophomore at the University of Maryland However we are also in a position to usher in change The Textbook Rebellion tour gives students an opportunity to participate in the movement and to raise awareness of new options like open textbooks that are already out there today A new survey released by the Student PIRGs found that 70 student respondents reported not purchasing one or more of their assigned textbooks because the cost was too high Of those students 78 said they generally believed that they would do worse in a course without the required materials There s a growing awareness among professors that textbook costs are an increasing financial burden on students said Dr Charles Stangor Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland and author of an open textbook published by Flat World Knowledge What we need are high quality affordable options like open textbooks and other open resources that give all students access to the knowledge they need to succeed in their courses The Textbook Rebellion was created earlier this year out of widespread frustration with the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Prices have been rising more than four times the rate of inflation for the past two decades The College Board estimates that the average student will spend 1 137 on textbooks each year Unnecessary new editions expensive bundles and e books that expire are common publishing industry tactics to further increase costs In an economy where a college degree is practically a necessity for securing a good job students need to be able to afford the course materials they need to learn in school said Jamil Scott Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Associated Students of the University of Maryland College Park The Textbook Rebellion coalition released the schedule for the 40 events of its fall semester tour Contact Nicole Allen at 401 484 8104 or nicole studentpirgs org for event details Click here for the latest version of the tour schedule Wed 8 31 University of Maryland Thu 9 1 Rutgers Camden NJ Fri 9 2 Rutgers Newark NJ Rutgers New Brunswick NJ Tue 9 6 UConn Storrs UConn Hartford Trinity College Wed 9 7 UMASS Amherst Worcester State College Thu 9 8 UMASS Boston Boston College Fri 9 9 UMASS Lowell Salem State College Mon 9 12 UMASS Dartmouth Wed 9 14 Indiana University Thu 9 15 University of Wisconsin Madison Fri 9 16 Truman College Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago Mon 9 19 Colorado University Denver Colorado University Boulder Colorado University Colorado Springs Tue 9 20 University of New Mexico Wed 9 21 University of Arizona Arizona State University Thurs 9 22 University of California Los Angeles University of Southern California Fri 9 23 University of California Irvine University of California Riverside Mon 9 26 University of California San Diego Tue 9 27 University of California Santa Barbara Wed

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