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  • About Us | WISPIRG Students
    come in Here at WISPIRG Students Public Interest Research Groups we organize college students to solve some of the world s most pressing public interest problems WISPIRG Students is an independent statewide student organization that work on issues like environmental protection consumer protection and hunger and homelessness For nearly 40 years students working 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/page/wi/about-us (2016-04-29)
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  • Our Leadership | WISPIRG Students
    Speight 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 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

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  • Our Mission | WISPIRG Students
    where we come in Here at WISPIRG Students we organize college students to solve some of the world s most pressing public interest problems WISPIRG Students 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 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

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  • Accomplishments | WISPIRG Students
    breaking our country s dependence on oil More than 400 000 Americans signed petitions and made calls to the Obama administration calling for a ban on new offshore drilling And despite heavy pressure from big oil and gas companies we won On December 1st the Obama Administration announced that it will protect the coasts of the continental United States from new drilling through 2017 2009 WISPIRG students at UW Madison Milwaukee and Stevens Point organized grassroots support statewide to call on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission vote down a proposal to build a coal fired power plant in Cassville WI The Commission voted unanimously to reject the plan and noted the significant outcry from citizens and students across the state 2009 WISPIRG s Big Red Go Green campaign helped convince the UW Madison administration to pledge to reduce energy consumption by 20 by 2010 In addition WISPIRG helped to organize the second annual Midwest Student Clean Energy Conference which had 150 attendees from more than 20 schools representing 12 states and three countries 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 WisPIRG 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 WisPIRG 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 WISPIRG s New Voters Project completed its fall 2008 voter registration drive with over 8 000 students completing voter registration forms at campuses throughout the state New Voters Project students were conducting massive registration efforts at six campuses including UW Madison UW Milwaukee UW Stevens Point and UW Green Bay 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

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  • Local Chapters | WISPIRG Students
    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

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  • UW-Madison | WISPIRG Students
    could get worse 03 05 2012 Hi This July students will see their federal student loan interest rates DOUBLE unless Congress acts If rates double some of us would pay almost 5 000 more to repay our More Join the Hunger Cleanup 02 28 2012 Hi Over winter break a fire broke out at a local shelter Porchlight Some residents were displaced and many more lost nearly everything from smoke damage Join my UW More Spring Kickoff this Wednesday 02 13 2012 WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Wednesday February 15th 7pm 180 Science HallRSVP Our Kickoff Meeting is Wednesday night Come find out more about us share your ideas and meet More 1 of 8 next UW Madison Internship and Volunteer Opportunities Get involved on our campaigns Apply today Student Leaders Emily Ten Eyck Chapter Chair Jennifer Dillon Chapter Vice Chair Sustainable Foods Coordinator Mariana Debernardini Chapter Visibility Chair Bottle Free Badgers Coordinator Mariah Donnelly Chapter Treasurer 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

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  • UW-Stevens Point | WISPIRG Students
    would pay almost 5 000 more to repay our More I choo choo choose public transit 02 08 2012 Hi Friday Congress may vote on a plan to cut all federal money for public transit and spend it on more highways instead Send a message to your representative today More Trouble in Toyland 26th Annual Toy Safety Report 11 27 2011 Trouble in Toyland 26th Annual Toy Safety Report Trouble in Toyland Survey Finds Toxic or Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves We just released the 26th annual Trouble in More 1 of 6 next Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE Visit Google s calendar helper to create a new embed code Student Leaders Jessie Mauser Chapter Chair Ashley Schroeder Vice Chair 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

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  • Campaign Resources | WISPIRG Students
    which puts them in a key position to help students save money Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs Keep Reading about Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty Resource A Snapshot of Student Opinions on High Tech Textbooks 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 about A Snapshot of Student Opinions on High Tech Textbooks Resource Textbooks Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law The HEOA short for the Higher Education Opportunity Act is a higher education reform bill passed by Congress in 2008 Among the many provisions in HEOA was a set of important regulations to help make textbooks affordable which went into effect July 1 2010 Keep Reading about Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law Pages 1 2 3 4 5 next last More 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

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