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11/13/2013
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Brace yourself. Winter is coming, and so is the end of the NJPIRG Referendum.

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11/12/2013
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Super Typhoon Haiyan all but decimated the eastern seaboard of the islands, leaving in its wake over half a million displaced citizens who have no access to clean drinking water, shelter, food, or a way off the islands. Check out the Typhoon Haiyan Response Toolkit to learn more about what you can do to help out.

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11/04/2013
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Don't forget to vote in the Gubernatorial election tomorrow along with the NJPIRG Referendum vote!

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10/29/2013
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Do you want to win a free tshirt?? Help us get the word out!

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While the cost of class materials is going up, students are spending less on average. Here's how they're cutting their costs-and how you can too. 

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The New York Times

Ted Foster, a student at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, has become more discerning about how he obtains textbooks for his college classes.

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The Gleaner

McCutcheon v FEC was decided on April 2, 2014.  The decision eliminated certain campaign finance regulations that limited the amount wealthy donors could give.

U.S. PIRG research found that this ruling could bring $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.

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The Targum

The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group is working with state activist groups to prevent fracking in the Delaware River Watershed.

According to a press release by NJPIRG, the organization is working with Rep. Rush Holt, D-12, to appeal to the Delaware River Basin Commission, which could prevent drilling in the area.

Olivia Harry, fracking coordinator for NJPIRG, said they were reaching out to students for tabling. So far, the organization has collected more than 700 signatures and has gotten 800 students to call Gov. Chris Christie’s office.

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