Bruins Vote coalition moderated a panel with the WA Secretary of State Kim Wyman, OR AG, and former PIRG student Ellen Rosenblum and MI Asst. Secretary of State Heaster Wheeler for over 350 college students across the country – ranging from Florida to Michigan and Wisconsin to California. Already we have helped over 3,000 students commit to vote this fall. This summer we are working to educate voters, make plans to turn out the vote for a virtual campus, and build excitement and enthusiasm to vote this November! Volunteer and Internship Program Every year we run a large volunteer and internship program to give students the opportunity to take action on important issues they care about, and the skills to do so. Every term, we start with an intensive campus outreach effort designed to educate the campus about pressing social issues, and also recruit new volunteers and interns. Through those efforts, each year we educate 70,000 students at the UC’s through class presentations and many more through campus events and email/Facebook outreach. This year alone we’ve engaged over 1,700 volunteers and 300 students are currently participating in our internship program. CALPIRG Students interns learn skills like how to organize an event, recruit and train volunteers, work with the media, and lobby elected officials. Here, PIRG alumna and current State Senate Pro Tem Senator Toni Atkins attends a meeting with our UCSD chapter.

18 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication