North Shore Community College
Campus Organizer: Samantha Giffen
MASSPIRG is a statewide, student directed and student funded nonprofit working to win concrete victories on social issues. We work on a range of topics, from alleviating poverty to increasing recycling to educating students about credit debt. Recently, we helped pass policy to invest $700 million in public transportation here in Massachusetts and $3 billion for federal student aid. Last year we registered over 8,000 students to vote in the mid-term election.
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.
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.
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?
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