Chapter Chair – Kayla Roskey, [email protected]
Jen Smallwood // Campus Organizer
[email protected], (720) 227-3655
Get the Lead Out
This semester our priority campaign is working to Get the Lead Out of Newark’s drinking water. Our campaign is focuses on one of the most prevalent problems in our Newark community: Lead. Lead poisoning can cause developmental delays, abdominal pain, neurological changes, and irritability. At very high levels, it can be fatal–especially to our most vulnerable populations. Our campaign is educating the community and moving our city forward to eliminate this issue so we can have a healthier community, and a cleaner environment.
We are working to make Rutgers – Newark a Zero Waste campus, and we’re plastic pollution first. Our goal this semester is to get Rutgers – Newark to sign the Break Free from Plastics pledge and work to ban single-use plastics on campus. By doing this, we can join the other college campuses across the country that are saying no to plastic pollution. From there, we’ll take on other initiatives to reduce our landfill use overall and become a Zero Waste campus.
No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people. Our Hunger Campaign takes our passion and dedication to solving social issues like these and harnesses it through a combination of direct service, fundraising events, and political advocacy.