Students have the power to shape the future we will inherit. WASHPIRG Students works on colleges campuses to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. We are a non-partisan, student-run and student funded organization dedicated to fighting society’s biggest problems.
We give students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship. Both here on campus and out in the world, we mobilize students to investigate big social problems, come up with practical solutions, convince the media and public to pay attention, and get decision-makers to act. WashPIRG focuses on campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, protect public health, promote democracy, and fight poverty in our communities. We run grassroots issue-based, nonpartisan political campaigns. We collect petitions, outreach to the media, build coalitions, and lobby our elected officials for change. We also run a volunteer and internship program to provide students organizing skills to run effective grassroots campaigns. Interns take on a leadership role on a campaign and attend a weekly internship course taught by WashPIRG’s professional staff on campus.