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Carleton MPIRG meeting

Interested in health care reform or sustainable agriculture? How about ending human trafficking or reforming campaign finance laws? Come to our weekly MPIRG meeting and learn how you can help make change happen on these issues and more — across the state, in our local community, and on our campus.

This event takes place each week on Tuesday from March 29th, 2011 to May 31st, 2011.

Date: Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Time: 8:15 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Leighton 304

Contact: Benjamin Hellerstein

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MPIRG is an organization that empowers students to make change happen in politics. We work with a statewide network of students and a professional staff to organize campaigns on the issues we choose, whether on a state, local, or campus level. Our goal is to pass legislation that will make our community and our world a more sustainable and more just place. It's an ambitious goal, but it's not just empty talk: students working with MPIRG has a 40-year record of getting stuff done on the issues we care about.

We've got a lot of big plans for this term, but we're always open to new ideas. MPIRG is a very flexible organization, and we can work on practically any issue you care about. So come on by, and let's get started!

Some of the things we've done this year:

  • registered over 300 Carleton students to vote in Minnesota
  • hosted educational events on human trafficking and on sulfide mining in northern Minnesota
  • organized a Candidate Forum featuring nine candidates running for state and local offices in last fall's elections
  • brought our state senator and representative to campus for a town hall meeting
  • collected hundreds of petition signatures to stop sulfide mining and to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

Some of the things we're working on right now:

  • real local campaigns to pass policies that will make Northfield and Rice County more environmentally sustainable: mandatory business recycling and organic farming conversion incentives
  • a documentary film about what happens to our compost and recycling after it leaves Carleton
  • an anti-oppression training
  • protecting the rights of students to vote in Minnesota
  • gearing up for the MPIRG Issues and Actions conference, where MPIRG's statewide campaigns are chosen each year

This event occurs on:

  • Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
  • Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
  • Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 31st, 2011