MASSPIRG is a statewide, student-directed, non-partisan, & non-profit organization. For over 45 years, students on college campuses across MA have worked alongside professional organizers and advocates to create a more meaningful future. We believe that college students don’t need to wait until graduation to make an impact – and that’s why we mobilize students to get involved by running grassroots campaigns that make concrete social change. We work on a variety of issues such as protecting the environment and public health, reducing the cost of higher education, increasing youth participation in elections, and alleviating poverty.
The thing that makes us so effective is that students here vote every two years to continue funding MASSPIRG through an $9 per student, per semester waivable fee. We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like advocates, lawyers, and organizers. We work together to run local and statewide campaigns, and our advocates fight on behalf of students in Boston and D.C.
MASSPIRG at North Shore Community College confronts society’s big problems, takes action, and wins concrete changes that improves the quality of our lives. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun doing it?