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10/14/2014
Blog Post

Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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02/10/2014
Resource

Avoid The Debt Trap provides you with the tools to avoid misleading and predatory practices by financial institutions and the knowledge you need to protect yourself, empowering students as financial consumers. This guide will help you understand and manage the basics of personal finance: banks, bank accounts, ATMs, bank fees, credit & debit cards, credit scores, budgeting, debt collection, ID theft, and financial privacy.

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01/27/2014
News Release

Today, a survey released by the ConnPIRG Education Fund shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course.

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01/26/2014
Report

The cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years. To students and families already struggling to afford high tuition and fees, an additional $1,200 per year on books and supplies can be the breaking point.

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PIRG In The News

Deseret News National

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

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The Trinity Tripod

ConnPIRG, a consumer group that seeks to change public policy, is launching several new campaigns at Trinity this semester. ConnPIRG uses grassroots organizing, advocacy, and media to express their interests and create change. The organization states that their mission is to “speak up and [take] action…when consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists.”

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The Daily Campus

With the election a little over a week away, volunteers have been busy across university campuses to register eligible voters.

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The Daily Campus

With the election season in its final stretch, president Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are scrambling to visit colleges to secure the youth vote.

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