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  • Campaign Resources | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Clean up Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger Clean up Project Packet Resource Sustainability Sustainable U Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Sustainable U campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Sustainable U Project Packet Resource Higher Ed Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Affordable Higher Ed campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 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 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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  • Start a PIRG Chapter | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    information on forming a PIRG chapter on your campus When consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by powerful special interest lobbyists we speak up and take action By teaming students up with professional advocates and organizers we make our voices heard and have an impact locally and nationally We learn how to build a relationship with the media and get coverage on issues that concern us how to register voters how to engage in public policy decisions and so much more Students involved with PIRG campus chapters have had a chance to face up to society s big problems take action and win concrete changes that improve the quality of our lives In so doing we ve helped fulfill our Universities Service missions and taught countless students how to be active participants in our democracy If you re interested in starting a PIRG chapter at your college please fill out the volunteer form here and we ll be in touch Please include Starting a PIRG chapter in the Message field About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center

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  • All Campaigns | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    t afford to spend 1200 on books and supplies every year Together we can change that Read more about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign New Voters Project New Voters Project The New Voters Project is the nations largest non partisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day Read more about New Voters Project Campaign Foods No Bees No Food Bees pollinate 1 in 3 forkfuls of the food we eat but bee colonies are collapsing Bee deaths are contributed to by global warming lack of diversity on farms and overdevelopment However for the purpose of this campaign the issues with pesticides will be addressed Neonic pesticides are extremely toxic and contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder In order to save the bees and the staple foods in our diets we are calling on the EPA to put a moratorium on the usage of neonic pesticides Read more about No Bees No Food Campaign Democracy Our Democracy Our Voice Under current law corporations and special interests can spend unlimited amounts of money influencing our elections it s time we take our democracy back Read more about Our Democracy Our Voice Campaign Energy Safe Energy In a time when safe renewable energy should be made a priority unwise investments continue to threaten our environment and public health Here in New Jersey most of our energy still comes from dirty sources such as nuclear power natural gas gas and oil Read more about Safe Energy Campaign Consumer Protection Save ABX Antibiotics are going to stop working if we continue to overuse them 2 million people get antibiotic resistant diseases every year Still 70 of antibiotics sold in the US are going to factory farms where they are used on animals that aren t even sick We are

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  • Student Consumer Action Network | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    vulnerable to some specific consumer issues Online Privacy Identity Theft Renters Rights Student Tax Breaks Credit Cards Spring Break and Travel Ripoffs Cell Phones Health Insurance Private Student Loans E mail us to get involved Issue updates Media Hit Consumer Protection Rutgers students campaign for GMO labeling A group of Rutgers students with the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group NJPIRG Student Chapters called on Stop Shop to label its store brand products for ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms GMOs Friday at a rally outside of the Highland Park Stop Shop Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Student Debt Avoid the Debt Trap NJPIRG Students Concerned about money matters Want to know the difference between a bank and a credit union Worried about student loans Get a head start on managing your financial future and come to Avoid the Debt Trap How to avoid rip offs manage your debt and make financial decisions for your future Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt NJPIRG Fights To Inform Students about Private Loans NJPIRG reserach found that New Jersey had the ninth highest number of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the country when it comes to student loans New Jersey students have an average debt load of 25 700 as supposed to the rest of the nation at 24 803 If you have a complaint about your loan check out the CFPB at http www consumerfinance gov Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Report looks at complaints for loans 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

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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    we re facing here and abroad we ve found little support for either short or long term solutions to poverty According to the Washington Post neither the United States nor other nations have actually dispersed the money pledged to rebuild Haiti Likewise Congress has been repeatedly unwilling to extend unemployment benefits as we rebuild the US economy Unfortunately the lack of political support is not new Americans have grown to accept hunger and homelessness as the status quo While people want the economy rebuilt and want their personal situations to become better we lack broadbased support for systemic solutions to poverty E mail us to get involved Issue 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 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 Resource Hunger Hunger Clean up Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    of a national twitter riot which generated hundreds of tweets nationwide and as a result we got five co sponsors on the first national bill to curb the price of textbooks You can join the outcry by using textbookbroke At Rutgers Here at Rutgers we re working to get our school to adopt open source textbooks like other big ten schools have see our report here We ve seen success here before we helped to create the textbook rentals system at Rutgers Now we re working directly with the university senate and the library to create a pilot open source textbook program We ve done the math and if just five professors switch students could save over 50 000 in just one semester Now imagine if we could implement that university wide Help us lower the price of textbooks by interning with us QUESTIONS Contact Our National Campaign Staff here E mail us to get involved Issue updates Report Student PIRGs Textbooks COVERING THE COST A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today s college students Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks DURBIN FRANKEN KING INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP MAKE COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS MORE AFFORDABLE Keep Reading News Release U S Department of Education Textbooks U S Department of Education Announces First Ever Open Education Adviser Position The U S Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools access to high quality openly licensed learning resources Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Textbooks U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Today U S PIRG along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations institutions of higher

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  • New Voters Project | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Blog Post New Voters Project Students exercise their right to vote at the Fun Run NJPIRG Students 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 out to run Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project Rutgers University Endorses the New Voters Project NJPIRG Students Since 2004 we ve helped register over 20 000 students to vote in New Jersey and as a result students have been voting in record numbers This fall almost every elected office in New Jersey is on the ballot and students have a chance to our voices on issues that we care about From Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 NJPIRG Students has helped over 7 300 students register to vote and we couldn t have done it without the overwhelming support of the Rutgers community 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

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  • Our Democracy, Our Voice | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Media Hit Democracy NJPIRG Camden Chapter Blasts McCutcheon v FEC Decision McCutcheon v FEC was decided on April 2 2014 The decision eliminated certain campaign finance regulations that limited the amount wealthy donors could give U S PIRG research found that this ruling could bring 1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2 800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle Keep Reading 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 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 report analyzing the latest campaign filings Keep Reading Report Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Latest Numbers on

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