Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day, and the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project and thousands of other youth volunteers were out in full force to help their peers register to vote and participate in our democracy. I’m so inspired by the youth taking action this week, who didn’t let the new reality of virtual learning get in the way of organizing. Yesterday, we helped one voter register every 48 seconds for 15 hours — read on for more highlights from the day!
Happy National Voter Registration Day! The energy and excitement from our campus communities has been at an all time high. Already, more than 250 volunteers across the country have taken action to educate over 300,000 young people about how to… Read more
Since the early 2000s, the Student PIRGs have centered on open textbooks as a key way to make college more affordable. Although textbooks continue to be one of the most expensive out of pocket costs for college students, textbook prices… Read more
Climate change. Plastic pollution. Affordable higher education. Turning out to vote. Young people want to make change on the issues they care about, and the Student PIRGs are here to help them. I’m excited to update you on our recent… Read more
Perhaps more than ever before, youth activism and political engagement are on the rise. But due to a set of unique challenges, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is uncertainty about whether young people will finally secure the representation that they are capable of.
As the November elections quickly approach, students in Michigan are getting ready to mobilize their peers to make sure their voices are heard this Election.
As we wrap up the spring semester on the east coast, I’m happy to share that this enthusiasm for action hasn’t waned. PIRG students across the country organized more than 50 local actions and events with more than 800 attendees for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
It’s been a little over a month since college campuses across the country began closing to limit the spread of COVID-19. With all the challenges we’re facing these days, students’ enduring commitment to social change gives me hope.
America’s first Earth Day celebration in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans to take action for clean air, clean water, and protected open spaces. This nationwide activation resulted in the passage of some of the most important environmental legislation in the… Read more
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