Updates

Preparing to vote in an unhealthy world

. In the coming weeks before the next round of state primaries, we need to make sure everyone understands the importance of voting and knows how to do it safely. It is essential to advocate for primaries to be pushed out into the summer months and have mail-in ballots be easily accessible

Year in Review – NJPIRG at Rutgers Camden

Thank you for supporting NJPIRG this year. We started the fall semester off with a bang! After running an incredible recruitment drive, our first official meeting, and Campaign Kick-Off, we had over 40 students, making it the largest campaign kick-off since 2011. With all the new volunteers we gained, we were ready to make an effective change on campus.

Spring 2020 Update – NJPIRG at Rutgers Newark

Even though we are all facing difficult times with the current pandemic, I am excited to face this new year with our new leadership and I am positive that we will be able to achieve incredible social change!

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.

An update from NJPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.

Student-led field efforts turn out the youth vote in big numbers

Nationwide – College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout and engagement, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.