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New York Public Interest Research Group Fund Inc

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Causes: Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Voter Education & Registration, Voting Rights

Mission: New york public interest research group fund, inc. Is a nonpartisan group established to conduct research, training and education on a variety of issues, including the areas of cosumer rights, government and corporate accountability and social environmental issues in new york state. In addition, the fund operates the fuel buyers group ("fbg") program under a licensing agreement from new york public interest research group inc. , a related entity.

Programs: Citizen outreach program: spoke directly with tens of thousands of new york residents about key environmental issues in new york including climate change, clean energy, recycling and clean drinking water.

energy and the environment program: educated new yorkers in hundreds of communities accross the state - through direct communications, community forums, reports, media appearances, and events - about potential policies to address climate change, energy use and efficiency, alternative energy sources, clean drinking water and polution. Saved consumers hundreds of thousands of dollars in home energy costs.

straphangers campaign:was a respected voice for the more than three and a half million subway and bus riders in new york city. Educated riders about mta finances and proposed service cuts, published several reports about the state of the subways, and promoted the adoption of a new bus rapid transit system.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NYPIRG is the single most important good government group in New York City and New York State. NYPIRG does it all. Not only does NYPIRG deliver a tremendous bang for the donor's buck, it is the rare public interest group with tremendous policy expertise, and an energetic and highly effective team of advocates able to organize the public across New York State and city. NYPIRG is an invaluable institution and should be supported by all public minded New Yorkers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is hard to be an organization with two distinct missions. For NYPIRG it is advocacy on behalf of the environment and the people, and also to train new leaders for communities. And NYPIRG does it so beautifully and successfully, and has done it for decades. I worked on a variety of projects along side of them over the years, am a long-time donor, and a colleague to leadership and canvassers, and in each instance, my efforts were multiplied, I learned new strategies and techniques, and was inspired by everyone I touched. The accomplishments of NYPIRG are many, and their legacy is recorded in NY State laws, policies, and regulations, and in the legions of activist citizens and professionals they have trained.