Updates

Home Safe for the Holidays

As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.

Student volunteers host “Virtual Party at the Polls” to turn out the youth vote in the 2020 elections

New Jersey – NJPIRGs’ New Voters Project, one of the country’s oldest student-led youth voter mobilization groups, organized a final push to help young voters cast their ballot before Election Day. Volunteers from Rutgers University campuses volunteered at a virtual “Party at the Polls” event to call their peers and classmates to make sure they have a plan to vote this election.

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

TRENTON NJ – Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with NJPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to reach thousands of students over social media by organizing diverse coalitions of student groups on campus and holding virtual events to register and contact youth voters.

NJPIRG Students Host Virtual Voter Registration Event

New Brunswick — Following the launch of online voter registration on Friday, NJPIRG Students hosted a “Registration Staycation” event to help register students to vote virtually. The event Thursday was part of the New Voters Project, a non-partisan, youth voter engagement… Read more

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.