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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures calling on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Resource Other Activist Toolkit Summary 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 Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Report Small businesses burdened by big corporations tax dodges Off shore tax havens cost New Jersey 2 8 billion in lost tax revenue last year enough to pay the salaries of every New Jersey firefighter police officer EMT and 911 dispatcher according to a report issued this week by a public interest group Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection NJPIRG chapter to focus on global warming campaign The University s chapter of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group will promote three campaigns around campus this year that address political social and environmental issues affecting people at a university state and national level Keep Reading Resource Consumer Protection Toy Safety Tips Summary From toxic chemicals to choking hazards to dangerous magnets see what dangerous toys to watch out for while you shop Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual U S Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    be collecting 20 000 petition signatures calling on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Media Hit Hunger NJPIRG throws dodge ball game to raise funds for storm victims Instead of going out for drinks on Friday night some students and their friends faced off in a dodge ball game to help raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy Keep Reading News Release New Voters Project Youth Share of Electorate Rises Campus Precincts Post Turnout Increase Washington DC According to exit polls issued by national media outlets the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008 Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project ELECTION DAY UPDATES FROM ACROSS NEW JERSEY Student PIRGs Check here throughout the day for updates from across the country on Election Day Mckenzie a sophomore at Rutgers New Brunswick likes voting AND mustaches Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project 11 AM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND Student PIRGs As Election Day dawned on college campuses around the country students awoke to a voting buzz and long lines already forming at the polls check out tumblr for more updates from around the country Keep Reading Resource Consumer Protection Hurricane Sandy Relief Grocery Store Donation Drive Toolkit Summary In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy millions of New Jerseyians are without power and thousands are displaced from their homes The next few weeks will be crucial ones for those of us who were less impacted by the Hurricane to step up to the plate With so many

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    colony collapse by issuing a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures calling on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign 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 Hunger Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit 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 Media Hit Hunger NJPIRG campaign works with church A woman with two children of her own and four foster children came into a church looking for food and clothing because the foster system did not give her enough money to support her family Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Education Fund Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle and much of it is not disclosed Keep Reading News Release Democracy New Report Details Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Elections WASHINGTON The Top 5 dark money spenders on presidential election ads have reported less than 1 of their spending to the FEC which is all that is required by the agency s insufficient standards according to a new

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Report Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Education Fund Foods Apples To Twinkies 2012 At a time when America is facing an obesity epidemic crushing debt and a weak economy billions of taxpayer dollars are subsidizing junk food ingredients In this report we find that in 2011 over 1 28 billion in taxpayer subsidies went to junk food ingredients bringing the total to a staggering 18 2 billion since 1995 To put that figure in perspective 18 2 billion is enough to buy 2 9 billion Twinkies every year 21 for every single American taxpayer Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Education Fund Foods AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE PARAMUS Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup enough to pay for 21 Twinkies per taxpayer every year according to NJPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2012 Meanwhile limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy one half of an apple per taxpayer The report was released today at the Paramus Farmers Market at Petruska Park in Paramus NJPIRG was joined by Marla Klein the Partnership Coordinator for the Bergen County Community Health Improvement Partnership Keep Reading Blog Post Sustainability Protect Clean Air NJPIRG Students Doctors nurses and public health officials agree carbon pollution spewing from power plants fuels global warming which threatens our health through dirtier air Left unchecked the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks heart attacks and other fatal diseases Click here to support limits on carbon pollution

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Resource A Snapshot of Student Opinions on High Tech Textbooks Summary New technology that has recently entered the marketplace could mean significant savings for students on textbooks The Student PIRGs conducted this survey of college students to provide a snapshot their attitudes toward high tech textbooks Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Textbooks Course Correction The Student PIRGs conducted this study to determine how digital textbooks can live up to their potential as a solution Through a survey of 504 students from Oregon and Illinois and 50 commonly assigned textbook titles we confirm three fundamental criteria affordability printing options and accessibility We found that publishers digital e textbooks fail to meet these criteria and that an emerging form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match August 2008 Keep Reading News Release Higher Ed Textbooks Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Report Textbooks Required Reading Over the last three years research conducted by the Student Public Interest Research

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Blog Post Energy Legacy of Protecting Public Health from Threat of Nuclear Power Our Work to Protect the Public from the Cost and Public Health Threats Posed by Nuclear Power Building a Citizens Movement Calling for a Nuclear Free Future NYPIRG Campaign to Stop Indian Point VPIRG Campaign to Retire Vermont Yankee NJPIRG Campaign to Close Oyster Creek Maryland PIRG Campaign to stop Calvert Cliffs III U S PIRG Research The High Cost of Nuclear Power Keep Reading Result 2011 Accomplishments Keep Reading Resource Transit 21st Century Transportation Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the transit campaign on your campus this spring Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Big Banks Bigger Fees A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies A survey of more than 350 bank branches reveals that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers while one in four provided no fee information at all The report also includes a shopping guide which will compare banking options direct consumers to free and low cost checking choices and provide a list of fees that consumers should look out for when picking a bank 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

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Report Higher Ed Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks A report by the USPIRG Higher Education Project estimates the impact of transferring 5 billion in student lender bank subsidies to Pell Grant recipients in each state Keep Reading Report Transit Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Keep Reading Report Other Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants Keep Reading 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

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Report Other Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of chemicals in our society harms our health and the health of our children The incidence of many serious health problems including premature birth learning disabilities behavioral disorders asthma and allergies early puberty obesity diabetes reduced fertility and some types of cancer shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development Keep Reading Report Transit High Speed Rail Public Private or Both Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high speed rail lines in the United States Public private partnerships or PPPs have come to play an important role in the construction of high speed rail lines around the world Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland Survey Finds Toxic or Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves We just released the 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report We ve made progress but there are still some dangerous toys on the shelves The report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for lead and phthalates both of which have been proven to have serious adverse health impacts on the development of young children The survey also found toys that pose either choking or noise hazards Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Hunger Newark students raise awareness of hunger homelessness Rutgers Newark students with NJPIRG organized a Faces of Homelessness Panel to highlight hunger homelessness issues affecting the Newark community The event featured local community leaders Over fifty students on campus turned out to the event Keep Reading Add

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