Storrs Stories: ConnPIRG launches new intiatives

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More than 100 UConn students signed up to join ConnPIRG in their new campaigns. (Picture via writer)

More than 100 UConn students signed up to join ConnPIRG in their new campaigns. (Picture via writer)

The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG) launched hunger relief and hazardous waste pick up campaigns in February 1989.

More than 100 UConn students signed up to join ConnPIRG in their new campaigns.

The hunger relief campaign was in search of monetary pledges for local and world hunger relief.

“When going to a school in an isolated community like Storrs, the problems of the hungry and the homeless may not be obvious,” coordinator for the hunger relief campaign Rena Masten said.

Students were assigned legislators to keep in contact with for the hazardous waste cleanup campaign.

“When it comes to what decisions on what issues I’ll make, (citizens) are more important than a high-prices lobbyist,” Rep. Pete Smith said at ConnPIRG’s general interest meeting.


Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.

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