The most effective citizen movements run by students are the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) with full-time staff and widespread community canvassing. These groups are achieving good results in consumer, environmental and other issues in need of attention. Go to USPIRG.org for more details and to see what states these PIRGS are operating in.
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