Sam Bernhardt ’10—known previously on this blog as Sahm—writes in regarding jobs in activism with U.S. PIRG. He’ll be holding an info session on Wednesday; included below is a video the group recently put together about high speed rail “with some Mad Men.”
I’m writing to let interested seniors know about jobs in activism, with US PIRG. When I graduated Wesleyan last year, I had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. The one thing I did know was that I wanted to do something that would make a difference. That’s why I applied for a job with U.S. PIRG, an organization that boasts a strong history of social change. My first assignment was battling the oil company-backed proposition 23, a ballot measure that was designed to undo the California’s landmark global warming law. I was part of a grassroots organizing movement that spoke to hundreds of thousands of students across the state of California. We didn’t just defeat the ballot measure; we crushed it 62% to 38%.
U.S.PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. We have 35-year track record of organizing on these issues, and, we’re hiring graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as a campus organizer or in our fellowship program.
Learn more here . I will be holding an information session, on March 23rd at 6:00 PM in Albritton 311, and interviews on campus, all day March 24th at the CRC. I encourage you to participate in either opportunity and get in touch with me if you are interested.
For more information you should check out our website, or send me an email at sam(at)masspirgstudents(dot)org.
- Date: Wednesday, March 23
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Place: Albritton 311