NJ PIRG Referendum Day 2 brings us closer to our weekly goal of 6,400 votes!
Rutgers New Brunswick NJPIRG students stood in the cold and rain to educate people about the harm of fracking. We received 191 petitions!! Thank you to all of those who came out!
NJPIRG LPC launches and releases the new guide, So You Need Health Insurance. Now What? New Jersey Health Insurance 101
Rutgers students met on the steps of Brower wearing their wackiest...
PIRG In The News
About one mile from Rutgers University is a plot of farmland that, for some students, is the "Garden of Eden."
Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated with debit cards. Most recently, a report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that hundreds of colleges have partnerships with financial companies to put a student’s financial aid on debit or prepaid cards that carry hefty fees. Under some of these deals, official student photo ID cards can double as debit cards.
“Campus debit cards are wolves in sheep’s clothing,” said NJPIRG Advocate Jen Kim. “Students think they can access their dollars freely, but instead, their aid is eaten up by bank fees.”
“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.
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Thank you for your vote!! NJPIRG won the Referendum 2013!
NJPIRG is a nonpartisan, statewide, student-run nonprofit that has been working on behalf of students since 1972. Over the past 30 years we have won concrete results for students.
Our New Voters Project has registered over 11,300 voters since 2010. Energy Service Corps has taught over 10,000 K-12 kids about energy efficiency. We've had 15 cities in New Jersey to go on record agsint corpoate money in politics, including North Brunswick, Princeton, Highland Park, Essex County, and Newark.
NJPIRG is able to be so effective because thousands of Rutgers students pitch in $11.20 on their term bills. Every 3 years, Rutgers students must come together to reaffirm the waiveable fee on our term bills. Students voted to keep NJPIRG Student Chapters at Rutgers for another 3 years!