[PAST EVENT] U.S. PIRG Information Session

February 11, 2014
7pm - 8pm
Cohen Career Center, Conference Room, 2nd floor
180 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety, and our future. In Civics 101, we are taught that these decisions should be based on the public interest: that's how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public's expense.

That's where U.S. PIRG comes in. Powerful corporations have their lobbyists, but we advocate on behalf of the public. We recruit and train activists, organizers, and advocates to document the problems, find practical solutions, inform the public, and make the case to decision-makers. And when powerful special interests stand in the way, we mobilize ordinary citizens to make their voices heard in city halls, state capitols, regulatory agencies, Congress, the White House, or wherever it will make a difference.

If you're interested in making a difference, apply for U.S. PIRG's Fellowship Program, a two-year program where you'll learn the basics of making change happen by working side-by-side with experienced advocates and organizers.

In the info session, alumna Laura Murray will talk about her experience in the Fellowship Program after graduating from William and Mary.