Organizing Director: Caleb Haddad, [email protected]
New Voters Project
Young people are not voting at the same rate as their parents and grandparents. At Rutgers- Camden we need to create a culture of activism to stress the need for student voices being heard when our country is making decisions. Our work in the spring of 2020 will set the stage for the fast-approaching 2020 elections. Throughout the semester we will hold voter registration tables, informational events, and create a civic action plan for the upcoming election with help from faculty and student organizations.
Make Textbooks Affordable
Open & Affordable Textbooks: college is expensive, and the skyrocketing costs of textbooks aren’t helping. NJPIRG Students helped launch the Open & Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Project at Rutgers, and continues to work for more affordable educational materials by educating professors on OER books and mobilizing against the rise of expensive access codes and other new initiatives running up costs for students.
100% Renewable Energy
Burning oil, gas, and coal has polluted our air, water, and land for decades – and now it’s changing the climate even faster than scientists feared it would. We know we can have healthier communities and a livable future for generations to come. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s why we’re calling for a commitment to 100 percent renewable power and expanding access to clean energy for all. It’s a big, bold goal – and it’s a goal that’s 100 percent possible. We’re working to get Rutgers to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2030. We’re continuing to build support from faculty and students to send a clear message that the Scarlet Knight community is 100% committed to 100% renewables.
|Matthew Brodsky // Chapter Chair|
|Lily Brady // Visibility Chair|
|Elvis Ramirez // Social Media Chair|