A "PIRG" is a public interest research group, and there is one in every state and Washington D.C. The Texas PIRG's mission statement on its website states that it "deliver[s] persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government." Visitors can find the current, and archived, issues of the quarterly newsletter that TexPIRG puts out, in the "Newsletters" link. The issues highlight and explain the successes and setbacks TexPIRG has experienced, including their work on faster food safety recalls, strong insurance exchanges, and providing government funds for a high-speed rail line between the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and Oklahoma City. Under the "Issues" menu, visitors can choose from ten issues to learn about, including "safe energy", "affordable higher education", and "elections and government reform". Each issue is organized into the current campaigns TexPIRG is running, an overview of the issue, reports on it, and news on it. The "How you Can Help" link in the menu, provides a dozen or so ever-changing ways that visitors can make their voice be heard.


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