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10/10/2013
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Rutgers New Brunswick NJPIRG students stood in the cold and rain to educate people about the harm of fracking. We received 191 petitions!! Thank you to all of those who came out!

 

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10/07/2013
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   NJPIRG LPC launches and releases the new guide, So You Need Health Insurance. Now What? New Jersey Health Insurance 101 

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10/07/2013
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Rutgers students met on the steps of Brower wearing their wackiest...

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10/03/2013
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Since 2004, we've helped register over 20,000 students to vote in New...

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PIRG In The News

The Washington Post

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.

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New Jersey 101.5

“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.”

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The Washington Post

“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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The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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