University of Oregon
Our chapter-wide meetings are every Tuesday at 7pm in Lillis 175.
Hunger & Homelessness- Monday's at 6pm in Lillis 185
Protect Antibiotics- Tuesday's at 6pm in Lillis 111
Save the Bees- Wednesday's at 6pm in the EMU (near Townshend's Tea)
Affordable Textbooks- Wednesday's at 6pm in EMU 230
Renewable Energy- Thursday's at 6pm in Friendly 214
OSPIRG is effective because we teach students the skills they need to get their voices heard on campus and in Salem and Washington D.C. Get involved to make a difference, gain skills, build your resume, and learn more about organizing models, coalition-building, lobbying elected officials, and working with the media.
OSPIRG is a statewide student-directed and student-funded non-profit that works on issues that affect all Oregonians. OSPIRG has been on the campus of the University of Oregon since 1971 when students worked together to bring about a new way of addressing important political issues. The organization was influenced by the idea that there are more problems than we should tolerate and more solutions than we implement. OSPIRG trains students to stand up to powerful special interests and to make tangible impacts in their campus community and beyond.
Winter 2017 Campaigns
This Winter, OSPIRG will be running public education and advocacy campaigns on five issues:
Hunger and Homelessness
As always, our hunger campaign works to fight poverty by doing community service to help combat hunger and homelessness in Lane County. This term we are planning to hold garden days, organize a door-to-door donation drive, host on-campus educational events and bring guest speakers to campus like Keith McHenry from Food Not Bombs.
Campaign Coordinator: Ivan Chen, 626-250-4844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Meetings: Monday's at 6pm in Lillis 185
Antibiotics are fundamental to modern medicine. Unfortunately, the overuse of antibiotics on industrial farms is threatening public health. Right now we are working to protect our life-saving antibiotics and will be working to pass a bill through the Oregon Legislature that will regulate the use of antibiotics on factory farms in Oregon, making sure these medicines remain effective in the future.
Campaign Coordinator: Casey Scofield, (541) 521-1815, email@example.com
Weekly Meetings: Tuesday's at 6pm in Lillis 111
Save the Bees
Our bees campaign will continue working to protect pollinators from toxic pesticides by working with Beyond Toxics to pass a bill that will regulate the use of neonicitinoid pesticides ("neonics") in Oregon as well as working to make the University of Oregon a "Bee Campus."
Campaign Coordinator: Katie Stafford, (408) 505-4745, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Meetings: Wednesday's at 6pm, in the EMU (in front of Townshend’s, text Katie)
Our textbooks campaign is going to continue building institutional support among professors and administration for "Open Textbooks", and to secure state funding for Open Textbook pilot programs at the University of Oregon and other public universities and colleges in Oregon.
Campaign Coordinator; Kendall Balchan, 760-989-1570,
Weekly Meetings: Wednesday's at 6pm in EMU 230
Students in our renewable energy campaign will be taking part in the statewide Renew Oregon coalition which is working to pass a bill in the Oregon Legislature that will limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that the largest corporations in Oregon can emit, and make the biggest polluters pay for their emissions.
Campaign Coordinator: Ellen Gardon, 914-621-2382, email@example.com
Weekly Meetings: Thursday's at 6pm in Friendly 214
Chapter Vice-Chair Tan Perkins with Oregon Governor Kate Brown
OSPIRG Leaders past and present- with Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
The best way to get involved with one of our campaigns is by becoming an OSPIRG intern! You can apply through the online form above or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also hear more about our campaigns by coming to chapter meetings every Tuesday at 7pm in Lillis 175 or by attending the weekly intern class on Fridays at 1pm in McKenzie 121.
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