PIRG in the News

Media Hit | New Voters Project

Rutgers PIRG registers 800 voters for 2016 election

The Rutgers Daily Targum published this story about the NJPIRG voter registration drive at Rutgers University. NJPIRG helped register more than 800 students to vote in the first four days of their drive.

Read the full story here: http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/09/rutgers-pirg-registers-voters-for-2016-election.

Media Hit | Textbooks

ConnPIRG releases report on 'the new face of textbook monopoly'

University of Connecticut student advocacy organization, ConnPIRG, released a report on Wednesday, which analyzed the adverse affect that online access codes issued by textbook companies have on the affordability of college.

Media Hit | Textbooks

A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Rutgers-Camden Student Group Encourages Professors To Provide Free Textbooks

A student organization on the Rutgers-Camden campus is encouraging professors to buy-in to the concept of free books for their students.

Media Hit | New Voters Project

ConnPIRG plans for largest and most aggressive voter registration drive UConn has ever seen

From the UConn Daily Campus:

ConnPIRG is planning to have the largest and most aggressive voter registration drive the University of Connecticut has seen, as announced in their first meeting.

ConnPIRG is a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization that works to inform and put issues in front of legislators in Hartford.

One of their goals for the next three months is to register 4,000 students and mobilize 12,000 to the polls to vote on Election Day.

Read the full story at http://dailycampus.com/stories/2016/9/15/connpirg-plans-for-largest-and-most-aggressive-voter-registration-drive-uconn-has-ever-seen.

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