Thursday, November 07, 2013

WashPIRG Campus Organizer Positions open!

WashPIRG is part of a national federation called U.S.PIRG, with offices in 30 states across the country.

Right now we are looking to hire 25 graduating college students into our full-time Campus Organizer position. Organizers with U.S. PIRG will build a team of student activists and then work with them to do the research, advocacy and grassroots organizing it takes to win on critical public interest issues.  They will receive extensive training and work on one of 40 college campuses, running 3-6 campaigns at any given time getting real results for the campus, community and the state. After a year as an organizer, they will have the skills and experience it takes to become a leader and have given students the tools they need to make change happen.

But most importantly Campus Organizers will get the opportunity to make an impact on some of the most pressing issues facing our country today, including:
•       Health care: The cost of health care is skyrocketing. It’s time for insurers to deliver the care we pay for, and we are helping consumers use the new health insurance marketplaces to get quality care that won’t break the bank.
•       Democracy: Money isn't speech. Corporations aren't people. We're building a student movement to overturn the Citizens United decision and to get big money out of our elections.
•       Transportation: It's time to build a transportation system for the 21st century. We're calling for greater investments in high-speed rail, public transit and a clean break from the car-centered, fossil-fuel driven policies of the past.

I am visiting campus Novemeber 14th & 15th to conduct interviews and promote our Campus Organizer position. 
Thanks in advance for your support and I hope to meet you during my upcoming visit to campus.

Tonina Bellante
WashPIRG Campus Organizer