Article Type: Blog Post

1.6 million students

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!

Trained and ready to go

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

100 days out from Election Day, all eyes are on the youth vote

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. 

Our Earth Day highlights reel

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.

A new kind of digital campaigning

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.

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.