Work on Critical Environmental and Social Issues
As an organizer with PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students to make a difference on important issues facing your community and your country. Take a look at some of our current priorities.
100% Renewable Energy
If we’re serious about climate change, we can’t afford to drag our feet. We should commit now to 100% renewable energy. On campuses across the country, we’re educating students, gathering petitions, and getting signatures from elected officials to make that happen.
No Bees, No Food
We rely on bees to pollinate our food. Yet we’re allowing the use of bee-killing pesticides to drive them toward extinction. How does that make any sense? With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll organizing students — not just in classrooms, but in dining halls all across the country — to call on the EPA to ban these toxic pesticides.
Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics
The overuse of antibiotics puts millions of lives at risk. Yet 70% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry — and are often given when they aren’t even sick. That’s ridiculous. As an Organizer, you’ll help gather thousands of photo petitions outside the locations of big chains like KFC, urging them to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics.
Democracy for the People
If we want politicians to pay attention to us and the issues we care about, we need to make sure millions of young people don't sit out another election. We have to turn out the youth vote and make lawmakers pay attention. So we’re speaking in classes and storming dorms across the country to get more than 400,000 young voters to the polls on Election Day.
Affordable Higher Education
College is already too expensive. So why are millions of students forced to pay hundreds of dollars a semester for brand new textbooks, especially when there are cheaper, smarter alternatives? So we’re working to make sure students have access to these other options — at an affordable price.