As you work on providing economic relief and protecting public health in response to the COVID-19 crisis and move forward with the FY21 appropriations process, we, the undersigned student advocacy organizations, write to urge you to invest in America’s institutions of higher education, so that they can ensure student success and support during this crisis.
A powerhouse lineup of artists, activists, influencers and elected officials will kick off Democracy Summer 2020 Thursday evening at a virtual event. The effort, led by Rock the Vote in partnership with the Student PIRGs, Voto Latino Foundation, When We All Vote, March For Our Lives and many more, aims to register and mobilize 200,000 new voters over the summer.
We’re spending the summer giving hundreds of young people a crash course in effective citizenship and an opportunity to help ensure the voice of their generation is heard on Election Day, by helping to reach out to their peers to… Read more
Despite publishers’ talking points that access codes and other digital materials have answered student’s cries for help over costs, there has been little measurable improvement in key textbook affordability measures over the last six years.
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.
– For Immediate Release – WASHINGTON — One year after announcing their intent to merge, two of the largest college textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill, ended their merger after failing to get approval from the U.S. Department of Justice. PIRG’s Higher Education Campaign… Read more
Centralized, federal leadership is necessary for the efficient purchase and distribution of medical equipment, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, and testing resources. The Student PIRGs and our partners have organized hundreds of health professionals to call for action.
WASHINGTON — A newly announced agreement will protect the finances of millions of Americans who owe money on student loans.
EcoAmerica announced the winners of the 2020 American Climate Leadership Awards in a virtual ceremony today recognizing CALPIRG Students for their successful campaign for a University of California-wide commitment to 100% renewable electricity.
Seattle, WA – Governor Inslee signed the Reusable Bag Bill Wednesday, which will ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide. The legislation, which goes into effect on Jan 1, 2021, bans retailers from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags and requires an 8-cent charge for other bags.