OSPIRG Winter 2021 Newsletter

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My name is Elizabeth and I’m a senior studying Planning, Public Policy and Management and am the University of Oregon Chapter Chair for OSPIRG.

There’s so much exciting news to share!

It was great to meet the 100 Ducks at our kick off meeting last week who were cheered on by Representative Bonamici. We officially launched our winter campaigns for 100% clean electricity, hunger and homelessness, and my campaign for affordable textbooks. Here’s an update:

So far our hunger campaign has fundraised $3,000 for Huerto de la Familia and Food for Lane County. Huerto de la Familia works to increase the health and economic security of the Latinx community in Lane County by providing opportunities and training in organic agriculture and business creation to families.

Last week my campaign supported the Oregon Student Association and ASUO in their senate resolution in support of statewide textbook affordability.

Our lead campaign is working for 100% clean electricity in Oregon. 4,000 Oregonians lost their homes from wildfires this summer. Climate change affects all Oreognians but especially Black, Indigenous, and people of color. That’s why this week we’re working to collect 1,000 signatures for 100% clean electricity in Oregon! We’re already at 650 and could use your help. You can sign the petition here.

 

OSPIRG is a statewide, student-run organization which works on nonpartisan voter registration, 100% clean electricity, saving the bees, plastic pollution, hunger relief, and the cost of college. We started at the University of Oregon in 1971, when students first voted to form and fund a chapter.

Elizabeth Radcliffe
University of Oregon ‘21
Board Chair
OSPIRG Students