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  • WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning | WISPIRG Students
    and Big Red Go Green Associate Dean of Students Argyle Wade introduced WISPIRG as a continuation of the Wisconsin Idea I think WISPIRG is a great place for you to explore your Wisconsin experience Wade said And you don t have to graduate to wait to do that you can start now UW junior Nick Bruno said WISPIRG accomplished many of its campaigns goals last year and added he was looking forward to improving those efforts in the upcoming semester This year we re going to be talking a lot more to politicians and not just to students Bruno said Which is important because they re the ones in charge and making decisions Bruno volunteered last year for WISPIRG s Transit Campaign which supports Wisconsin s development of a high speed rail system between Milwaukee and Madison If a high speed rail line between the cities becomes a reality Bruno said the system will benefit campus because it will make going home easier for students who call Milwaukee home UW junior and Transit coordinator Alex Morganroth added WISPIRG will organize student rallies petitions and work with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to show student excitement about these issues Last semester we went to six or seven different cities and spoke to different representatives and politicians and got people educated on high speed rail Morganroth said So we will be talking to Madison people about high speed rail and try to modernize public transportation Through the Hunger and Homelessness campaign Manglick said WISPIRG sent the most donations to a poverty center in Chicago Ill from the UW campus In addition WISPIRG members completed more than 300 hours of service volunteering for the Madison Boys and Girls Club and Saint Vincent de Paul According to Manglick coordinators registered 40 new student voters

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/media/wi/wispirg-starts-its-yearly-campaigning (2016-04-29)
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  • AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER, BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE | WISPIRG Students
    payments are highly concentrated with 75 of the subsidies going to just 3 8 of farmers and they mainly support just a few commodity crops including corn and soybeans Among other uses food manufacturers process corn and soy crops into additives like high fructose corn syrup and vegetable oils that provide a cheap dose of sweetness and fat to a wide variety of junk food products Among the report s key findings Between 1995 and 2011 18 2 billion in tax dollars subsidized four common food additives corn syrup high fructose corn syrup corn starch and soy oils better known as hydrogenated vegetable oils At 7 58 per taxpayer per year that would buy each taxpayer 21 Twinkies Outside of commodity crops other agricultural products receive very little in federal subsidies Since 1995 taxpayers spent only 637 million subsidizing apples which is the only significant federal subsidy of fresh fruits or vegetables Coming to 27 cents per taxpayer per year that would buy less than half of one Red Delicious apple Wisconsin residents share of the expense for junk food subsidies is about 19 million each year on average compared with just 687 000 in subsidies for apples That s enough to buy 53 million Twinkies but only 1 4 million apples Green Bay residents share of the expense for junk food subsidies is about 1 000 000 each year on average compared with just 36 000 in subsidies for apples That s enough to buy 2 8 million Twinkies but only 75 000 apples Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last three decades with one in five kids aged 6 to 11 now obese Research shows that increased snacking is responsible for a significant portion of this increase About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/news/wi/ag-subsidies-pay-21-twinkies-taxpayer-only-half-apple-apiece (2016-04-29)
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  • Protect Clean Air | WISPIRG Students
    on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants and they want to hear from the public before deciding to take action These new clean air standards would help protect public health and grow our economy by creating new jobs and industries in clean technologies But big corporate polluters are spending millions on TV ads lawsuits and lobbyists to stop them Stand up to corporate polluters and protect clean air by telling the EPA you support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Sustainability About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Big Red Go

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/wi/protect-clean-air-0 (2016-04-29)
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  • Protect Clean Air | WISPIRG Students
    on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants and they want to hear from the public before deciding to take action These new clean air standards would help protect public health and grow our economy by creating new jobs and industries in clean technologies But big corporate polluters are spending millions on TV ads lawsuits and lobbyists to stop them Stand up to corporate polluters and protect clean air by telling the EPA you support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Sustainability About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Big Red Go

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/wi/protect-clean-air (2016-04-29)
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  • WISPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    debt It could get worse This July students will see their federal student loan interest rates DOUBLE unless Congress acts If that happens some of us would pay almost 5000 more to repay our loans More 03 02 2012 Resource FAILbook Facebook makes it pretty tough for you to control who gets to see your personal information This guide will walk you through step by step how to adjust your settings to control who can see your information on Facebook More Pages first previous 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 next last Visit Our Blog WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with U S PIRG JOIN OUR TEAM OF INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS GET INVOLVED Meet new people get involved in your community learn important skills and make a difference A crash course in effective citizenship Get the toolkit Get the basic tools necessary to

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/home?page=9 (2016-04-29)
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  • Textbooks Project Packet | WISPIRG Students
    Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/resources/ca/textbooks-project-packet (2016-04-29)
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  • President Signs Bill Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling | WISPIRG Students
    policies championed early by a President who understands debt strapped students and families are struggling with rising college costs and an uncertain job market for graduates In January President Obama used his State of the Union address to urge Congress to come together to prevent interest rates from doubling on millions of student loans next year Without Congressional action the interest rate would have doubled from 3 4 to 6 8 on July 1st An interest rate increase would have resulted in 1 000 in additional debt for 7 5 million low and moderate income students who borrowed new federally subsidized Stafford loans next year The one year extension provides relief until Congress can approve a longer term measure Congress passed the legislation on Friday July 29th with a strong bi partisan vote PIRG advocates and students attended the signing ceremony this afternoon About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/news/sp/president-signs-bill-preventing-student-loan-interest-rates-doubling (2016-04-29)
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  • Victory for Students. | WISPIRG Students
    showed our congressmen they needed to act This is an important step but we still have a long way to go to make college affordable That s why it s so important that Congress knows that this means something to students Click here to add you name to our Thank You to Congress and the President We ve worked hard to protect and expand student aid We helped pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act which increased the Pell Grant capped monthly loan payments and bolstered community colleges It was funded by cutting wasteful subsidies to banks and private lenders There s still much more to be done Today I m glad we re moving in the right direction Affordable Higher Education Higher Ed Student Debt About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/wi/victory-students (2016-04-29)
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