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New York Public Interest Research Group

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Type  Non-Profit
Website  NYPIRG
Motto  "Building Student Power"
Industry  Non-Profit & Activism
Founded  1973
New York Public Interest Research Group httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen339NYP
Key people  Blair Horner, Gene Russianoff, Russ Haven
Headquarters  New York City, New York, United States
Founders  Donald K. Ross, Ralph Nader
Similar  Public Interest Research, Fund for the Public Interest, Gamaliel Foundation, Tri‑State Transportation Campaign, Environmental Action

Alex bornemisza new york public interest research group nypirg

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a New York Statewide student-directed, non-partisan, not for profit political organization. It has existed since 1973. Its current executive director is Blair Horner and its founding director was Donald K. Ross.


NYPIRG is directed by a student board of directors. Any issue that NYPIRG works on, or stance it takes, must be approved by its student board of directors. Alex Bornemisza is the current chairperson of NYPIRG's board of directors. NYPIRG is one of the largest of the Public Interest Research Groups, which were inspired by Ralph Nader in the 1970s, and operate at the state level. After leaving Columbia University, former President of the United States Barack Obama worked at NYPIRG at its City College Chapter.


NYPIRG has an office in lower Manhattan, New York City, and a legislative office located in Albany. NYPIRG also operates in dozens of campus and regional offices statewide.

Campus program

The focus of NYPIRG's program is the campus chapters. Campus chapters exist at schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) City University of New York (CUNY), and two private colleges (Pratt Institute and Syracuse University). The chapters are funded by activity fees which are voted on by students, and/or determined by student governments.

Chapter locations

  • Binghamton University
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Brooklyn College
  • Buffalo State College
  • City College of New York
  • SUNY Cortland
  • Hunter College
  • Nassau Community College
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • New York City College of Technology
  • Pratt Institute
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Queens College
  • Queensborough Community College
  • College of Staten Island
  • Syracuse University - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • References

    New York Public Interest Research Group Wikipedia

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