NCPIRG Campus Action is a training and action program started by the Student PIRGs and is based on a model that has been helping students make positive change for almost 50 years on issues such as protecting the environment and public health, revitalizing our democracy, feeding the hungry and more. Most colleges and universities offer students quality classes to learn about the problems facing their communities and our country. And many provide opportunities to study the solutions to address these problems. But what if you want to put that knowledge into action? How do you take actions that will improve people’s lives and build toward a better, healthier, and more meaningful future? That’s where our program comes in. Our organizers, interns, and volunteers focus on real issues, provide critical skills training, build coalitions, plan events, get media attention, lobby decision-makers, and coordinate with students on their campus, across the state, and throughout the country to bring about real change on issues that matter.
We help to train students to be leaders on their campuses in order to engage a diverse team of people on campus in voter engagement efforts such as Voter Registration, get out the vote drives, and year-round advocacy efforts. We also help institutional voting efforts on campus by ensuring campuses get and use their voter data, such as NSLVE reports, to implement best practices on campus.