With New Jersey still suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, it's clear that we need to do something about global warming. In just the last few months, nearly 1,000 students at Rutgers-Camden have signed a petition in support of capping carbon pollution from coal plants.
This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest.
From toxic chemicals to choking hazards to dangerous magnets, see what dangerous toys to watch out for while you shop.
The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual U.S. Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety. In this report, U.S. PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards.
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About one mile from Rutgers University is a plot of farmland that, for some students, is the "Garden of Eden."
Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated with debit cards. Most recently, a report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that hundreds of colleges have partnerships with financial companies to put a student’s financial aid on debit or prepaid cards that carry hefty fees. Under some of these deals, official student photo ID cards can double as debit cards.
“Campus debit cards are wolves in sheep’s clothing,” said NJPIRG Advocate Jen Kim. “Students think they can access their dollars freely, but instead, their aid is eaten up by bank fees.”
“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.
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Fall 2014 Lead Campaign
We’re all asking the same questions: How will I pay off my student loans? What will the job market be like when I graduate? How will we handle the consequences of climate change?
One thing’s for sure- if we don’t show up on election day, our politicians won’t be answering those questions.
This fall in New Jersey, thirteen out of fourteen Congressional seats are on the ballot: One in the Senate and all twelve Congressional House seats.
As the biggest school system in the state, Rutgers has a huge part to play. Intern or volunteer with us to help 3,500 Rutgers students regsiter to vote and turn out to the polls!▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄