PIRG in the News

Media Hit | Higher Ed

Obama, Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue

“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.

Media Hit | Higher Ed

New York Times: Student Loan Interest Rates Loom as Political Battle

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

Media Hit | Transit

UMD rally-goers push for better public transit

DARTMOUTH — Calling for better public transit in Massachusetts, about 20 people turned out for the Step Up for Public Transportation rally at UMass Dartmouth Thursday night

Media Hit | Transit

Campus Goes Green for Public Transportation

Salem, MA – In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Salem State students gathered on campus this month to urge Massachusetts to “Go Green for Public Transportation.”

130,000 Letters Tell Congress: Don't Double Student Loan Debt

Without a new plan, the average subsidized Stafford loan borrower will pay $2,800 more by the time they repay their loans. The most needy students will pay a crushing $5,000 more on their student loan than they otherwise would.


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