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  • Our Mission | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    s where we come in Here at NJPIRG Student Chapters we organize college students to solve some of the world s most pressing public interest problems NJPIRG Student Chapters is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection consumer protection and hunger and homelessness For nearly 35 years students with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people s lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world We give students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship Both here on campus and out in the world we mobilize students to investigate big social problems come up with practical solutions convince the media and public to pay attention and get decision makers to act 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

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  • Our Leadership | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the statewide board and the Chair of the Rutgers New Brunswick chapter Read more about Nick Jermer Julius Moye Campus Organizer 508 237 2280 Contact person by email Julius Moye is a campus organizer at the Rutgers New Brunswick Chapter Read more about Julius Moye Sam Poler Campus Organizer 704 787 2422 Contact person by email Sam Poler is the Campus Organizer for NJPIRG Student Chapters New Brunswick Read more about Sam Poler Kaitlyn Vitez Campus Organizer 908 894 0642 Contact person by email Kaitlyn is a campus organizer with NJPIRG Student Chapters at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus Read more about Kaitlyn Vitez Ed Mierzwinski National Consumer Program Director 202 546 9707 x314 Contact person by email Ed Mierzwinski is the national Consumer Program Director Read more about Ed Mierzwinski Dan Xie Organizing Director 732 247 8177 Contact person by email Dan Xie is the Organizing Director for NJPIRG Student Chapters Read more about Dan Xie 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

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  • Accomplishments 2011-2014 | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    about our funding here 2014 Helped get seven New Jersey congressman to sign on to co sponser a bill to overturn Citizens United 2010 Helped pass a new law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to lower health care costs for families including young adults by allowing them to stay on their parents coverage until age 26 Released a Young Person s Guide to Health Care 2010 Helped to pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act which among other things adds 36 billion into the Pell grant program NJPIRG Student Chapters and Student PIRG lobbying and organizing over the past several years was critical to the passage of this historic law 2009 NJPIRG Student Chapters teamed up with AmeriCorps to launch NJPIRG Energy Service Corps a campaign to increase energy efficiency in low income communities through education and service 2009 Helped pass strong legislation called the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure CARD Act that will end some of the worst abuses of the credit card industry including some which are often targeted at college students 2009 Student PIRG and NJPIRG student activists mobilized their peers and helped persuade Congress to include an additional 2 5 billion down payment for high speed rail in their appropriations bill more than doubling President Obama s original recommendation 2009 Help to launch the Resolve Conference where 250 students from across the country were joined by activists advocates and organizers for a weekend of education and training to create anti poverty campaigns in their communities 2008 Helped with passing the Higher Education Opportunity Act The law contains several important policy changes including an increase in the maximum authorized level of the Pell Grant to 9 000 2008 NJPIRG students helped get an Affordable Textbooks provision included in the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act The provision helps lower the cost of textbooks for millions of students by requiring publishers to disclose textbook pricing and revision information to faculty and requiring publishers to offer textbooks and supplemental materials unbundled 2008 Students working on NJPIRG Student Chapters New Voters Project teamed up with the RU Voting Coalition and collected over 5 000 voter registration forms In the days leading up to the election we contacted over 28 000 young voters across the state to remind them to vote 2008 Across the country Student PIRGs New Voters Project helps register 118 000 young voters and contacts 440 000 voters to turn them out to the polls 2008 Surveyed over 2 000 students and released a subsequent report The Campus Credit Card Trap which garnered nationwide media coverage 2007 Joined the nationwide Student PIRGs What s Your Plan Campaign which talked to the presidential candidates over 100 times on the campaign trail to ask them about their plans for global warming and higher education 2007 In September NJPIRG worked with a national coalition to help pass the College Cost Reduction and Access Act the largest increase in federal student aid in 20 years This law also

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  • NJPIRG Funding | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    for another three years A What is NJPIRG Student Chapters B What does NJPIRG Student Chapters do C How is NJPIRG Student Chapters funded D Why have a Referendum E What are the priorities for the next few years F How does NJPIRG Student Chapters spend the funding it receives G Where is the money spent H Why does NJPIRG Student Chapters hire staff I Do students in each chapter decide what issues to work on J Why does NJPIRG Student Chapters work at a national level 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 Find Out More Accomplishments 2011 2013 NJPIRG Student Chapters gets results Check out our

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  • Local Chapters | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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

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  • Rutgers - Camden | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Volunteered at the Neighborhood Center to Fight Poverty Last Spring Rutgers Camden Students Deliver 3 874 Petitions 1 006 from Camden Students to NJ Senators Booker and Menendez Asking Them to Co sponsor a Bill Against Citizens United to Get Unlimited Corporate Spending Out of Our Elections Rutgers Students at the Delaware River Basin Commission Meeting in March 2014 Asking Governor Christie and the Delaware River Basin Commission to Protect our Drinking Water from the Dangers of Fracking top Rutgers Camden Student Moira Cahill Addressing the Delaware River Basin Commission bottom Do you want to Register Thousands of Students to Vote Protect Our Drinking Water from Fracking Label Genetically Modified Foods Make Textbooks More Affordable Fight Hunger and Homelessness in the Community Intern with NJPIRG Latest News NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs 09 01 2014 New Brunswick NJ As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However a More Student Grown Produce at Rutgers Provides Fresh Organic Option 06 07 2012 About one mile from Rutgers University is a plot of farmland that for some students is the Garden of Eden The location refers to a lush array of student grown organic More 2012 Starts with a Win 01 04 2012 2012 has already brought a tremendous victory for students and families Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial More 1 of 3 next Rutgers Camden Chapter Get Involved It s never too late to start volunteering take on leadership or start your internship with NJ PIRG Want change Make it E mail us or follow the link to learn more about getting involved FIND OUT MORE Campus Organizer Megan Bart megan njpirgstudents org Student Leaders Kristi

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  • Rutgers - New Brunswick | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    full time campus organizers and a team of dedicated students working to run four winning campaigns this school year Find us on College Avenue Busch Livingston and Cook Douglass campuses We are excited to work with you Latest News NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs 09 01 2014 New Brunswick NJ As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However a More So You Need Health Insurance Now What 10 07 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Jen Coleman Advocate NJPIRG 775 830 9608 More Students exercise their right to vote at the Fun Run 10 07 2013 Rutgers students met on the steps of Brower wearing their wackiest outfits NJPIRG s Fun Run was their way of exercising their right to vote A big thank you to all who came More 1 of 7 next Rutgers New Brunswick Chapter Election 2015 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE Student Leaders Nick Jermer New Brunswick Chapter Chair State Board Chair Jordan Kizmann Vice Chair of Board and Taking Back Textbooks Coordinator Arielle Mizrahi Vice Chair of Chapter and Save ABX Coordinator About Us Our

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  • Rutgers - Newark | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    NJPIRG Latest News NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs 09 01 2014 New Brunswick NJ As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However a More Student Grown Produce at Rutgers Provides Fresh Organic Option 06 07 2012 About one mile from Rutgers University is a plot of farmland that for some students is the Garden of Eden The location refers to a lush array of student grown organic More 2012 Starts with a Win 01 04 2012 2012 has already brought a tremendous victory for students and families Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial More 1 of 3 next Rutgers Newark Chapter Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE Campus Organizer Marc Katronesky marc njpirgstudents org Student Leaders 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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