Olivia Panthofer and Christina Zordani, WISPIRG coordinators and UW Madison students, discuss the New Voters Project with Jonathan Zarov on the Friday, July 24, 8 O’Clock Buzz. The New Voters Project aims to use young people’s digital skills to help register tens of thousands of young voters. Image credit: unsplash.com/@morningbrew
WISPIRG and Student PIRGS have begun a New Voter Project to get out the student vote in more than 15 states. Jan Miyasaki speaks to Julia Seremba and Sofia Miller about that group’s plans and activities in advance of the 2020 elections in November.
Hiding under all the publicity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration is quietly continuing to weaken environmental standards. WISPIRG Director Peter Skopec talks about the effort to undercut mercury pollution standards and more.
The Consumer Finance Protection Board was established following the recession of 2008. The Trump administration is disabling those protections from the inside out — by selecting administrators who are removing protections. Peter Skopec from WISPIRG, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, talks about weakening of regulations on predatory pay-day loan companies and other protections.
WISPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. Peter Skopec, Director of WISPIRG, talks with Jan Miyasaki about congressional efforts in House bill HR6743 to weaken oversight of the credit reporting agencies, […]
Would you want a loan at 500% interest? Hell no. But that’s what many pay at “Pay Day Loan” facilities, preying on the poor who may not have the resources to pay off their loans, and subsequently get locked into larger and larger debt. The U.S. Congress and Trump-appointed head of the Consumer Protection Board […]