Student Leader Letter

In 1971, students had a vision for a cleaner, healthier, more meaningful future. In this spirit, they formed the first PIRGs, which would later become The Public Interest Network. Today’s PIRG student leaders join over 70% of union-eligible employees in voicing their support for The Public Interest Union.

73 student leaders—including state student board chairs, chapter chairs, and students taking on roles with the Network after they graduate—signed this letter with the same spirit and ideals of the students who originally formed our organization: to pool their resources and power to fight for the public.

These students are the ones who will inherit this organization. They are the future leaders of the Public Interest Network, and are speaking out for an organization that is equitable and values its employees.