BOSTON MA – Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with MASSPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to reach thousands of students over social media by organizing diverse coalitions of student groups on campus and holding virtual events to register and contact youth voters.
On behalf of students from 17 colleges across Massachusetts, 50 student leaders are urging state lawmakers to pass a Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights. This legislation is included in the economic development bill, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth (S.2874, H. 4887) that a six-member Conference Committee in the state legislature is considering.
According to the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 website, as of July 10, Gov. Charlie Baker rescinded the emergency order he issued in March, which suspended the use of reusable bags in stores and froze the ban on single use plastic bags in the 139 cities and towns that had passed such prohibitions.
Organizations representing high school and college students sent a letter to state officials today urging them to pass legislation that will transition Massachusetts to 100% clean, renewable sources of energy.
On Wednesday student interns with MASSPIRG launched their 2020 New Voters Project campaign with a virtual peer-to-peer phonebank to help students across MA update their registration status and pledge to vote safely in the upcoming elections.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth today demonstrated its commitment to protecting the environment by vowing to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Boston – Activists from the millennial generation gathered at the State House today asking legislators to put Massachusetts on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2045.
AMHERST– By a massive margin, students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst voted to pass a resolution calling for the university to move toward generating 100% of its energy from renewable sources, with 92% voting yes.
Boston – A majority of state legislators have endorsed bills to transition Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.