We are the University of Washington’s premier student public interest activism group, and have been since 1976. We work to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement.
Our WashPIRG chapter works with professional staff on campus to educate the public, run grassroots campaigns, and lobby our elected officials here in Olympia and in Washington DC so we can get real results. For example, we recently helped pass a bill which to establish a prescription drug affordability board and save Washingtonians money on prescription drugs, and helped pass a bill that sets Washington on track to be powered by 100% clean electricity by 2045.
The thing that makes us effective is that we are funded by the student body through a $3 opt-in fee via the STAR system. Thanks so much to those of you who pay the fee and make sure to opt in next time you pay your tuition.
We offer opportunities for you to become an intern or volunteer, where you can learn a variety of skills while really making a difference. By joining WashPIRG Students, you can see how easy it is to get involved in a large movement for social change.
|Chapter Chair and Save Our Orcas Campaign Coordinator||Reagan Gosselin|
|Beyond Plastics Campaign Coordinator||Mazzi Nowicki|
|New Voters Project Campaign Coordinator||Matteah Davis|
|Affordable Healthcare Campaign Coordinator||Parnian Karimi|