Office Location: Student Union Room 423C
Intern Class: Tuesday @ 6:00 PM in Machmer E-35
Bottle Bill Campaign Meeting: Wednesday @ 7 PM
Financial Empowerment Campaign Meeting: Wednesday @ 8 PM
Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Meeting: Thursday @ 7 PM
Core Meeting: Thursday at 6 PM
MASSPIRG is a statewide, student directed and student funded nonprofit working to win concrete victories on social issues. We work on a range of topics, from alleviating poverty to increasing recycling to educating students about credit debt. Recently, we helped pass policy to invest $700 million in public transportation here in Massachusetts and $3 billion for federal student aid. Last year we registered over 11,000 students to vote in the election-- more than 3,000 of those here at UMass.
The thing that makes us so effective is that students here at UMass voted to fund MASSPIRG through an $11 per student, per semester waivable fee. We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like lawyers, advocates, and organizers. We work together to run local and statewide campaigns, and they fight on behalf of the students full-time where key decisions are being made on Beacon Hill and in Washington DC.
This semester, our lead campaign is the Bigger Better Bottle Bill. We are going to collect 100,000 citizen signatures statewide, 5,000 of those here at UMass, to qualify for the 2014 ballot. This will be the biggest student run field operation in the state this year-- so join our campaign and help us make history!
We are also working to make textbooks cheaper, ban fracking in Massachusetts, educate students on credit debt, and running a hunger and homelessness campaign. If you want to get involved, contact Kristin or Shawna today!
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