Accomplishments

INPIRG kept very busy during 2012. Here's what we were up to:
 

  • Helping 2,100 students register to vote to make sure that young people made up a bigger percentage of voters than in 2008.
  • Gathering 1,485 petition signatures showing support for improved recycling on campus.
  • Raising over $2,000 to benefit the victims of hurricane Sandy
  • Collecting 250 pounds of food and 300 articles of clothing to fight poverty in Bloomington.
  • Reducing the burden of student loan debt by capping students' monthly loan payments and stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants, the federal financial aid program that serves more than 9 million students.
  • Sponsoring a free care and vaccine clinic for community members who do not have alternative access to health care.
  • Setting up a recycling program to make it easier for students living off campus to recycle.
  • Being one of 40 campus stops on the national Textbook Rebellion Tour to raise awareness about the high cost of textbooks and affordable solutions. The tour collected 10,000 petition signatures and was featured in 100 news stories.