Successful Winter Kick Off Meeting

Seventy Southern Oregon University students attended OSPIRG's Kick Off Meeting this Winter quarter.
That's the second largest OSPIRG kick off meeting that Southern Oregon University has ever seen.
The event commensed with inspirational speeches from SOU Vice President Jonathan Eldridge and
Ashland Food Angel's Pamala Joy. Afterwards, attendees broke out into campaign groups to plan
the first events they would host. Thank you everyone for your hard work and getting involved. It's
going to be a great year!

Result | Higher Ed

Letter to Congress: Don't Raid Pell Funding

The undersigned organizations urge you to oppose any attempt to raid Pell Grant funding as you advance FY 2017 appropriations.

Result | Health Care

Over $155 million in health care waste cut from premiums since 2010

OSPIRG pushes back when health insurance companies try to raise premiums. So far, we've helped cut over $155 million in waste. We know too many insurers are still wasting money here in Oregon, and that's where you come in.

Result | Health Care

New plan could cut over $200 million in health care waste

OSPIRG's Laura Etherton helped lead the effort between different health care industry players.

Result | Textbooks

Law now requires textbook publishers to disclose prices to faculty

OSPIRG research showing how  textbook publishers' tactics drive up textbook costs have helped launch a national campaign, generated national media coverage, sparked a Congressional investigation, and crafted a set of policy solutions that were subsequently used by Congress to help address the problem.


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