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Our Issues & Priorities
Putting democracy to work, standing up to Wall Street, fighting corporate agriculture, creating a clean energy future—U.S. PIRG offers you the chance to help solve America’s problems.
BUILDING A MOVEMENT
Every year, our tax dollars pay for enough high-fructose corn syrup and other junk food additives to buy 2.8 billion Twinkies. U.S. PIRG fellows and campus organizers have led a nationwide campaign to educate citizens about how taxpayer dollars are going to junk food and build the momentum necessary to end these wasteful subsidies.
RESEARCH THAT GETS RESULTS
To compare fees and see whether the banks are complying with the Truth in Savings Act, U.S. PIRG researchers visited 392 bank branches in 21 states. We found that less than half were completely upfront about fees. Armed with these facts, fellows organized news conferences across the country to get the word out, earning coverage in more than 30 media outlets.
THE POWER OF THE YOUTH VOTE
With the Student PIRGs’ non-partisan New Voters Project, our organizers recruit and train students to run effective registration and mobilization drives on their campuses. We’ve helped register more than 700,000 young voters from Nevada to Massachusetts.
Ready to apply?
If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country, consider a job with U.S. PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs.
You can solve real problems that affect the lives of thousands, sometimes millions of people. Find out more about our open positions.