Contact: Dan Xie, [email protected]

Student Leadership:

Ghufran Hussain // Chapter Chair

Class of 2024, Biology Major

Why NJPIRG? The reason why I joined NJPIRG was because I saw it as a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, to build an advocacy foundation on campus, and to fight against issues that lack visibility in our community. I’ve been with NJPIRG ever since my freshmen year at Rutgers and ever since than i have reached my goals that I looked for in joining this organization

Kelly Lozano // Vice Chair

Class of 2024, Medical Imaging Major

Why NJPIRG? I signed up to work as an intern for the Break Free From Plastic campaign and I enjoyed helping with tabling, Community Engagement Day, and the events we created to engage students with our campaign. I wanted to continue confronting the issues for the future and enhance the visibility of NJPIRG to help our community become stronger. It is a rewarding experience.

Luis Aguilar // Board Member

Class of 2024, Economics Major

Why NJPIRG? I got involved with NJPIRG because I want to help out the community and make real change. NJPIRG has taught me the leadership skills that are needed to solve major issues in the world. Being involved with NJPIRG is a great experience that I really enjoy.

Current Campaigns:

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.

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