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When: 12 PM
Where: Astoria, Queens

NYPIRG joined the Stop Astoria NRG Fracked Gas Plant Coalition and dozens of elected officials to call on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to stop the Astoria NRG fracked gas power plant.

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When: 5 PM
Where: Online

NYPIRG celebrated Earth Day with a virtual event featuring keynote speaker Judith Enck, former EPA Region 2 Administrator and President and Founder of Beyond Plastics. We discussed community and student empowerment and the fight for a livable future.

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When: 7 PM
Where: Online (Zoom)

NYPIRG and our coalition partners held an online teach-in on the Astoria NRG fracked gas power plant. We went over why a brand new fracked gas power plant would hurt our communities and the climate, and how you can join the growing movement to stop it and create thousands of good, green union jobs.

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When: 8 PM
Where: Online (Zoom)

Student loan debt has reached truly catastrophic levels across the country. As of 2020, there is $1.57 trillion in student debt owed in the United States!

NYPIRG joined Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer for a combination town hall and how-to on putting pressure on President Biden to #CancelStudentDebt.

We were also joined by Representatives Jamaal Bowman, Ritchie Torres, and Mondaire Jones as we discussed a variety of tactics to work with activists, politicians, and organizations across the nation on this critical issue.

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