The last few weeks have brought some impressive victories for Washingtonians: Seattle city council voted to ban plastic bags and today the President announced that Richard Cordray will be the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB will rein in the bad business practices of banks, lenders, and credit card companies. This is a huge victory for students and consumers.
Of course, we still have a lot of work to do to fix some big problems - stop global warming, end poverty, reform our democracy, and more.
This term we're continuing our work to reduce our energy use and our impact on the environment through education. This fall we will be teaching 5,000 elementary school kids about energy use. As a WashPIRG Intern you can help, learn skills, and get valuable experience working on a campaign.
Interns will also: organize fundraisers for local hunger relief efforts, build a more sustainable campus, campaign to ban plastic bags in Washington state and work to limit the influence of money in politics. You'll learn how to build teams of volunteers, organize events on campus, and work with the media.
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