Campus Organizer: Alex Gordon, [email protected]

NJPIRG Office: 104 Bayard St. Suite 102, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Current Campaigns:

Save the Bees
Bees pollinate everything from flowers to coffee, but New Jersey beekeepers lost more than 50% of their colonies last year. Bees are dying because of climate change, habitat loss, and pesticides. So we’re working to convince our Mayor to make New Brunswick a bee-friendly city. We’ll run events to educate students like a pollinator party with free coffee and flowers, and we’ll speak at city council meetings to win!

New Voters Project
We believe that the full participation of young people in the political process is essential to a truly representative, vibrant democracy. Together young people have the power to elect the next generation of leaders who will fight for our shared vision of the future, but only if we vote. For the fall 2022 elections, we’re working with our campus communities to make it easier and more accessible for students to vote and we’re working with campus administrators to make voting and civic engagement more institutionalized in residence halls, class registration, and other aspects of student life.

End Hunger and Homelessness
A recent survey found that 37% of Rutgers students face food insecurity. They often have to choose between basic necessities such as paying their rent, food, and going to school. Additionally, Rutgers campuses are all in cities where homelessness is a problem. We must move quickly to provide solutions and services to safeguard the most vulnerable students. In the United states, no one should ever be hungry, particularly because there is enough food for all of us. We can accomplish Zero Hunger by redirecting some of the meals that are often wasted to disadvantaged people. Our goal long term is to completely end hunger and homelessness on campus and to make sure that all students have access to basic necessities such as housing and food.

Chapter Leadership:

Khushi Vora // Chapter Chair

Hi! I’m Khushi, a freshman finance major at Rutgers New Brunswick where I am the NJPIRG chapter chair and the campaign coordinator for the Climate Action campaign. In addition, I am also the NJPIRG State Board Chair! I joined NJPIRG by chance when I saw a petitioning event outside Livi Dining Commons. It’s been an amazing, fun and heartwarming experience as we help bring out change in our community and reach so many people while we’re at it! Apart from giving back to my community, I love spending time with my friends and family, baking, driving and sketching/painting.

Yukta Nyati // Campaign Coordaintor

Hi! My name is Yukta Nyati. I am a first year student at Rutgers, New Brunswick studying Finance and Sustainability. I am the campaign coordinator of the Take it Out of Take Out – Plastics Ban Campaign in an effort to eliminate the use of plastics in the take out section of the dining halls on campus. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, dancing, and reading about environmental activism.

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