Some U.S.-based multinational firms and individuals avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens—countries with minimal or no taxes. They benefit from their access to America’s markets, workforce, infrastructure and security; but they pay little or nothing for it—violating the basic fairness of the tax system and forcing other taxpayers to pick up the tab.
With New Jersey still suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, it's clear that we need to do something about global warming. In just the last few months, nearly 1,000 students at Rutgers-Camden have signed a petition in support of capping carbon pollution from coal plants.
This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest.
PIRG In The News
Off-shore tax havens cost New Jersey $2.8 billion in lost tax revenue last year, enough to pay the salaries of every New Jersey firefighter, police officer, EMT and 911 dispatcher, according to a report issued this week by a public interest group.
The University’s chapter of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group will promote three campaigns around campus this year that address political, social and environmental issues affecting people at a university, state and national level.
Instead of going out for drinks on Friday night, some students and their friends faced off in a dodge ball game to help raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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