Events & Activities

When: All Day
Where: Albany

Please join NYPIRG and the New York is NOT Disposable Coalition for a Day of Action in Albany to reduce single-use plastics and increase recycling in New York State. 

More details, including information about bus transportation between New York City and Albany, can be found on our RSVP form.

Voting has officially begun for The People’s Money, NYC’s citywide participatory budgeting (PB) process and NYPIRG is proud to be partnering with the CEC to get out the vote!

From May 1st through June 12th, New Yorkers age 11 and up, regardless of immigration status, can decide how to spend $3.5M of city funds on projects in their community. 

Last year, in the first People’s Money process, New Yorkers voted to fund 46 expense projects for a total of $5M. The projects address a wide range of community needs, including mental health, food safety, youth programming, skills building and arts. To learn more about the process, visit participate.nyc.gov.

How to Vote by June 12th:

Voting online is easy. The online ballot is available in English and 13 additional languages. Visit on.nyc.gov/pb and follow these instructions:

  1. First you'll enter your home zip code and be given the ballot for your borough.
  2. Then you'll be prompted to enter a "Partner Code," make sure to enter "NYPIRG" as your partner code!
  3. Next they'll ask you to verify your phone number, just to guarantee one vote per person, and the SMS code should come right away.
  4. Finally, you'll be presented with the ballot - take some time to read through each project, you can vote for as many or as few as you'd like! Once you've hit "submit" at the bottom of the page, there's an optional demographic survey, then: you're done!

Thank you for voting! We will find out the results of the winning projects this summer. 

Thank you for joining us for our clean-ups across the state! 

On March 15th students, faculty and staff from  marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to express their suport for CUNY. The #MarchinMarch gathering was organized to show support for the #Newdeal4CUNY which includes funding for more affordable tuition and more mental health and academic advisors on campus.

NYPIRG participated in a pivotal day of action and rallied in support of the NY HEAT Act!

We joined environmental activists, advocates, legislative champions, and everyday New Yorkers in Albany to solidify the NY HEAT Act's inclusion in the state budget for cleaner heat and lower bills! Together, we will free New Yorkers from outdated rules forcing us to burn fossil fuels, and move us toward the 100% renewable future we deserve.

Thank you to everyone that attended the Spring Student Empowerment Conference on March 9th! We had a day full of workshops, guest speakers, and student collaboration! 

 

NYPIRG students headed to Albany to fight for free public college tuition, better financial aid, more mental health services, and more!

After years of stagnant state funding and ever-increasing tuition, it is vital that we not return to the status quo in higher education. NY must usher in a new era that recognizes that investing in higher education boosts racial and economic equity and strengthens our economy. Students headed to Albany to fight for free and fully funded CUNY and SUNY, more financial aid, and additional class offerings, advisers, and mental health counselors!

A huge win for New Yorkers!

Governor Hochul signed the Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act, a historic bill that removes medical debt from credit reports. Hunter NYPIRG Student Anthony Calafiura spoke alongside the governor before the signing.

When: 12 PM
Where: Started at West 56th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, proceeded to the United Nations headquarters for a rally (full route information TBA)

NYPIRG marched to end fossil fuels!

With wildfire smoke choking the air that we breathe, hurricanes and floods threatening our homes, and toxic pollution making us sick, it has never been more urgent to end our dependence on the leading cause of these crises – fossil fuels.

In New York this September, the United Nations gathered world leaders for a first-of-its-kind Climate Ambition Summit to demand that nations stop developing new oil, gas, and coal projects and phase out fossil fuels once and for all. With his recent approvals for mega-polluting fossil fuel projects, President Biden must immediately reverse course to earn his seat at the table. But it will take all of us acting together to make sure that he does!

Thank you for your help!

NYPIRG Student Empowerment Conferences

Our annual Spring Student Empowerment Conference was on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at SUNY Purchase. Student activists came together and harnessed their collective power, participating in a day full of skill workshops, talks from different policy and campaign professionals, games, and MORE!
Check out this video from NYPIRG's Fall 2023 Virtual Student Empowerment Conference:

Higher Education Storybank
Higher Education Storybank
Students are using their voice for an affordable and accessible higher education.
Public Health Storybank
Public Health Storybank
Hear from students about how barriers to quality, affordable health care impact their lives.
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Voter Empowerment
Make your voice heard and help increase student voter participation.
Public Health Storybank
NYPIRG Student Network
Sign up to find out what is happening on your campus and to get involved.
Impacting Democracy
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Create positive change on campus and in your community.
Small Claims Court Action Center
Small Claims Court Action Center
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