Campus Organizer: Julia Seremba, [email protected]
Chapter Chair: Silver Wolf, [email protected]
Chapter Vice Chair: Cara Bergeron, [email protected]
Chapter Treasurer: Tyman Chu, [email protected]
Chapter Secretary: Maya Hancock-Pezzati, [email protected]
Chapter At-Large Member: Julia MacNair, [email protected]
Suite 3100, 3rd Floor of Campus Center
Who We Are:
The UMass Boston chapter is the only MASSPIRG chapter in the city of Boston, giving us easy access to our legislators downtown. Our campus recently opened dormitories, which poises us to bring on lots of new, young volunteers that have the potential to turn into long-term members. We run a few campaigns each semester, with Hunger & Homelessness being our bread and butter.
New Voters Project: Young people are the largest and most diverse generation of eligible voters alive right now, with our own range of values, ideas, and issues that are unique to us. We have the potential to make a huge impact on elections, but only if we vote! That’s why we’re working to make sure every eligible student at UMass Boston has the resources needed to register to vote, make a plan to vote, and cast their ballot on or before Election Day. For more information, check out the UMass Boston Vote Coalition and #UMassVotes Campaign websites.
Hunger and Homelessness: No student who attends school should be going hungry. UMass Boston should improve resources on campus in order to combat student hunger. This semester we will be working alongside OSLCE and other student groups to provide resources for students despite being remote because of COVID-19.
Make Textbooks More Affordable: College is expensive, and the skyrocketing costs of textbooks aren’t helping. We’re working for more affordable educational materials by educating professors on open educational resources (OER) and mobilizing against the rise of expensive access codes and other new initiatives running up costs for students.