Updates

MASSPIRG to garner support on ballot question

The 2017 Student Government Association elections opened early Monday morning. On this year’s ballot, students are given a choice to reaffirm an optional fee with their tuition.

MassPIRG launches campaign for spring semester

The four campaigns for the spring semester include making textbooks affordable, 100 percent renewable energy in both Massachusetts and UMass, getting money out of politics and solving the issue of hunger and homelessness in the Amherst area.

Keep Pell Funding for Pell Grants

A statement from Student PIRGs Higher Education Advocate, Ethan Senack, following the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill markup and passage in the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier today.

Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election.  This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation. 

Plastic Bags Threaten SouthCoast Waters

We need a “less use, less waste” approach that emphasizes a permanent solution to protecting our waters. By banning single-use plastic bags and shifting to biodegradable and reusable alternatives, we can make that vision a reality. From Mexico to Massachusetts, the solution is simple: ban the bag.