BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker signed into law key protections for people who have borrowed money to attend college. The new provisions, known as the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights, were part of a larger economic development bill.
Kaitlyn Mitchell said no to being an activist before she said yes. In fact, even after she said yes, she quit a couple of times. But each time she came back. Why? Perhaps, it was her political and community-minded upbringing.… Read more
To address the huge amount of clothing that is wasted and turned into environmental pollution each year, MASSPIRG partnered with U.S. PIRG to launch a campaign on Tuesday calling on states to hold the industry accountable for its overproduction and ban the destruction of overstock.
Lawmakers passed key protections on Wednesday for people who have borrowed money to attend college. The new provisions, known as the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights, are part of Massachusetts’ larger economic development bill.
We’re America’s largest generation, and we’re working for a better future. Here’s our 2019-2020 annual report.
As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.
MASSPIRG Education Fund, MASSPIRG Students, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, and other nonprofits launched a campaign on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. The groups’ decision comes after the supermarket chain received an “F” for its policies on single-use plastic packaging.
MASSPIRG’s New Voters Project, one of the country’s oldest student-led youth voter mobilization groups, organized a final push to help young voters cast their ballot before Election Day. Volunteers from over a dozen campuses across the state volunteered at a virtual “Party at the Polls” event to call their peers and classmates to make sure they have a plan to vote this election.
With the presidential election quickly approaching, student organizations at the University of Massachusetts are working hard to get their fellow peers the information they need to vote successfully on Nov. 3. The almost entirely virtual semester format means most of these initiatives are being facilitated digitally.
It has been an ongoing challenge to increase youth voter turnout in the United States. In the 2018 midterm elections, 36% of Americans aged 18-29 voted which was a decrease from approximately 50% of Americans that voted in the 2016… Read more