After months of major field organizing efforts in over 14 states, volunteers and staff for the Student PIRGs have helped to register more than 40,000 young people to vote and made over 200,000 Get-Out-The-Vote contacts to college students around the country.
As Election Day continues, volunteers and staff with the Student PIRG’s New Voters Project are going full tilt with creative ideas and proven tactics to drive youth turnout at the polls.
We’re joining a nationwide push for Debt-Free education. Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-senack/its-time-for-a-debt-free_b_12643348.html
UCSB’s CALPIRG chapter is working to convince students to vote yes on Prop 67, which will effectively ban plastic bags in the state of California.
Read more: http://dailynexus.com/2016-10-20/calpirg-pushes-for-yes-on-prop-37/
As part of their New Voters Project this semester, MaryPIRG has helped register more than 1,200 students to vote.
Florida PIRG’s voter registration project at Florida State University was featured on the local ABC news.
Earlier today, a group of campus-based organizations released results from the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses.
Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food – is common at colleges and universities across the country, potentially undermining the educational success of untold thousands of students.
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.
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.