UMass Boston

Core Meetings 3:00 PM in the MASSPIRG Office 


Campus Organizer: Nailini Ramachandran
E-mailnramachandran@masspirgstudents.org
Phone: 978-799-1905

Visit us in the Campus Center, 3rd floor, 3900

MASSPIRG is a statewide student directed and student funded organization with an impressive forty year history of standing up to powerful special interests and winning concrete victories on social and environmental issues.

Recently, we helped to pass policy that will invest $700 million in public transportation in MA, and $3 billion for federal student aid. Last year we registered over 11,000 students to vote in the elections. Just last semester we collected 130,000 signatures across the state in support of the Updated Bottle Bill and over 3,000 of those signatures were collected by student volunteers here at UMASS Boston.  Thanks to that hard work, people in Massachusetts will have the chance to vote directly on the Bottle Bill in November.

One of the reasons we’re so effective is that students here at UMass Boston voted to fund MASSPIRG through a $9 per student, per semester waivable fee. We pool these resources statewide and hire our own professional staff like advocates, lawyers and organizers. Students work together with our staff to run local and statewide campaigns. Our staff works fulltime on behalf of students where big decisions are being made like on Beacon Hill and in Washington DC.

This semester, we are working to repower Massachusetts with 100% clean renewable energy. We are also working to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, make textbooks cheaper for students, and help alleviate hunger and homelessness in the community.

Latest News

Massachusetts has one of the most effective recycling programs in the country but it doesn't go far enough. The current Bottle Bill- the five cent deposit on beer and soda... More ›
The MBTA is facing a $161 million budget gap for the fiscal year (FY) 2013. On top of lacking cash to make it through the year, the MBTA currently owes $20 billion to the... More ›
Last week, MASSPIRG at UMass Boston hosted a Transit Table in protest of the proposed plans to the $160 million budget deficit of Boston's public transit system, the T. The... More ›