Any successful modern movement that has changed our country for the better, from civil rights to environmentalism, has featured students and young people at its forefront. Today, that’s as true as ever. Despite a pandemic that forced millions of students… Read more
When I say the word “plastic” what immediately comes to your mind? Is it an image of the sea turtle and the straw? The bag you last used at a grocery store? A beach you know that’s coated in pollution?… Read more
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need has never been greater for policy change to make college more affordable and accessible. Community colleges, serving some of the most vulnerable students, have seen a 13 percent drop in freshman enrollment, and… Read more
The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project aims to achieve full participation of young people (aged 18-24) in the democratic process. To wrap up our 2020 program, I wanted to share some final highlights of our non-partisan, peer-to-peer work.
Early actions the Biden administration can take to restore critical environmental protections In recent years, America’s environment has been at risk. Air pollution has been on the rise. Many of our bodies of water are at risk of pollution from… Read more
No one should have to worry over lack of food or access to safe housing, especially during a pandemic. Yet, these problems are so widespread that 38 percent of college students say that they don’t have the means to meet their basic… Read more
As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.
We set out this fall to show the country that America’s largest generation votes. Based on what we know so far, not only did we show that young people vote, we showed the country that they persevered and overcame challenges to make their voices heard in this unprecedented time in our country.
It’s Election Week! The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is using the last two days to keep up the unprecedented momentum we’re seeing in youth turnout, with more than 4,500 hours of calling and texting scheduled from our student-led team around the country. I’m back to share an update on our work and an invite to join online Get out the Vote events we’re hosting this week.
With less than two weeks left until Election Day, the Student PIRGs and the Andrew Goodman Foundation have put together a series quick videos on how student organizations, faculty, and campus administrators can get their campuses ready for the 2020 Elections and make sure that their students on join the more than 2.5 MILLION young people that have voted already.