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  • Affordable Higher Education | CALPIRG Students
    grant aid make debt levels more manageable and protect students as consumers from practices that contribute to educational debt We need robust grant programs on a state and federal level a simpler system of student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks DURBIN FRANKEN KING INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP MAKE COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS MORE AFFORDABLE Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Why McGraw Hill Is Offering 100 for Your usedtextbookproblems McGraw Hill launched transparent attempt to put down and undermine the used textbook market and we can t let it go unanswered Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Keep Reading Blog Post Higher Ed Tell the Obama Administration Your Student Debt Story CALPIRG The US Department of Education is considering changes to its rules that would make student loan repayment plans more generous Next week at

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/affordable-higher-education (2016-04-29)
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  • Ban Fracking | CALPIRG Students
    off limits to fracking and b closing the loophole that exempts toxic fracking waste from our nation s hazardous waste laws Jerry Brown is the guy who rolled back tax breaks for the oil companies who helped win the nation s first energy efficiency standards who signed the first solar tax credit into law in the early 70 s when he was first Governor He gets it The oil companies have pulled the wool over his eyes on fracking If we can get his attention we think we can get through to him Grassroots opposition has forced New York s Gov Cuomo to reconsider his support for fracking in his state We need to build the same kind of opposition here in California to convince Gov Brown that we should not and will not sacrifice our environment to enrich the oil industry With public opinion on fracking plummeting more and more each day we will seize this opportunity by building grassroots support against fracking on the national level Oil companies such as Chevron and Exxon are doing their best to make sure that they can reap the economic benefit of fracking Through millions of dollars spent on public relations campaigns and lobbying the oil industry has convinced Governor Brown that drilling is safe and no drinking water has been contaminated due to fracking They completely disregard health and environmental concerns and attempt to tout natural gas as clean To protect California from fracking we must persuade Governor Brown to support a statewide ban Through education and media attention on the national issues we will close the loopholes in our hazardous waste laws and protect our nation s most treasured landscapes We believe Governor Brown can be persuaded with further education on the issue public and media attention on fracking impacts and by organizing influential constituencies We also plan to show the Governor that opening the doors to fracking would tarnish his legacy and endanger California s reputation as a leader on global warming If we garner enough public support against fracking President Obama and Congress will be forced to strengthen federal regulations Campaign Updates News Release CALPIRG Students Students from Across State Launch 2016 Ballot Campaign to Ban Bags Keep Reading Report Student PIRGs Textbooks COVERING THE COST A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today s college students Keep Reading Blog Post Sustainability Save the Bag Ban Pledge CALPIRG CALPIRG Our ban on plastic bags and our oceans are at risk Plastic bags pollute our ocean and beaches and kill thousands of sea turtles every year That s why CALPIRG helped make California the first state in the country to ban plastic grocery bags But big plastic companies have spent 3 million to put a question on the November 2016 ballot to repeal our plastic bag ban And they will spend millions more to mislead and confuse the public So we re running a campaign to save our ban on plastic bags And we

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/ban-fracking (2016-04-29)
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  • Hunger | CALPIRG Students
    to on the ground relief organizations as quickly as possible Check out our toolkit for tips Keep Reading about Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit Resource Hunger Hunger Clean up Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger Clean up Project Packet Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet Open Mic Night Saturday December 17 2011 By The Hunger and Homelessness Campaign held their first Open Mic Night a fundraiser for the famine in Somalia at Getaway Café across from campus Related topics Hunger Read more about Open Mic Night Add new comment Campaign Hunger Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness We know we can live in a world where everyone has a roof over their head enough food to eat and access to clean drinking water Unfortunately despite some advances we re far from this vision Read more about Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Tuesday November 22 2011 By This week CALPIRG s Hunger and Homelessness Campaign reached out into the community to educate folks about poverty issues local and worldwide Related topics Hunger Read more about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Add new comment Helping the Hungry and Homeless in our Neighborhood Sunday November 20 2011 By Hunger and homelessness are reaching crisis levels both here in the United States and throughout the world and the problems are getting

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/topics/hunger (2016-04-29)
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  • Charge Ahead California | CALPIRG Students
    s your first semester or your last you have probably been approached at least once by the on campus environmental group CalPIRG Perhaps you ve accumulated a ton of their flyers and emails by now maybe even texts Perchance you ve heard about their campaign called Berkeley Go Solar If you don t know too much about it yet now is your chance to learn Keep Reading Blog Post Energy We Won A Million Clean Cars CALPIRG Students This is a pretty important step in our fight to curb global warming emissions Here in California the number one source of global warming pollution comes from cars We ve had the technology to produce zero emission vehicles for years now but the oil industry has been doing what they can to keep us dependent on dirty fossil fuels The Million Clean Cars program will make it cheaper and easier for Californians to switch to clean cars and reduce their global warming impact We re really excited that the legislature passed it and that Governor Brown signed it Keep Reading Blog Post Energy UC Goes Solar Congrats CALPIRG Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/charge-ahead-california (2016-04-29)
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  • Oceans | CALPIRG Students
    Victory It s in the bag Wednesday May 23 2012 By Just moments ago the LA City Council voted to ban single use plastic bags listening to the voices of students and community members who support protecting the ocean and reducing plastic pollution Related topics Oceans Sustainability Waste Water Read more about Victory It s in the bag L A City Council to Decide Wednesday Whether to Ban Plastic Bags Monday May 21 2012 By Will you help score the biggest win yet to keep plastic out of the Pacific Related topics Oceans Read more about L A City Council to Decide Wednesday Whether to Ban Plastic Bags Media Hit Oceans Los Angeles City Council to vote on single use plastic and paper bag ban in markets UCLA s chapter of the California Public Interest Research Group has been campaigning in favor of the measure In March the Undergraduate Students Association Council voted unanimously to support CALPIRG s campaign to ban plastic bags Read more about Los Angeles City Council to vote on single use plastic and paper bag ban in markets Media Hit Oceans CALPIRG protests plastic bags with giant inflatable turtle CALPIRG held a press conference Wednesday morning to bring attention to their goal of banning plastic bags in the city of Berkeley and eventually the whole state Read more about CALPIRG protests plastic bags with giant inflatable turtle Media Hit Oceans Berkeley City Council to consider moving forward with plastic bag ban Berkeley City Council is set to consider an item at its Tuesday meeting that would initiate a public process to inform residents and businesses that the council is seriously considering adopting a ban on single use plastic bags Read more about Berkeley City Council to consider moving forward with plastic bag ban Media Hit Oceans

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/topics/oceans (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | CALPIRG Students
    DURBIN FRANKEN KING INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP MAKE COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS MORE AFFORDABLE Keep Reading News Release U S Department of Education Textbooks U S Department of Education Announces First Ever Open Education Adviser Position The U S Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools access to high quality openly licensed learning resources Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Textbooks U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Today U S PIRG along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations institutions of higher education technology companies and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Use of open textbooks one form of OER is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/make-textbooks-affordable (2016-04-29)
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  • New Voters Project | CALPIRG Students
    2014 By Click here to register to vote This Monday October 20th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in California your registration form must be postmarked on Monday or before in order to vote in this November s election If you need to register for the first time or have moved since you last registered click here to register to vote It s easy Related topics New Voters Project Read more about Last Chance Register to Vote News Release CALPIRG Students New Voters Project Statewide Student Coalition Kicks Off Voter Engagement Campaign Berkeley CA A student coalition that includes statewide student government leaders from all three California public higher education systems and CALPIRG s New Voters Project gathered at UC Berkeley on National Voter Registration Day to kick off their youth voter mobilization campaign across the state At the event CALPIRG Education Fund released the results of their student survey on voting The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students Read more about Statewide Student Coalition Kicks Off Voter Engagement Campaign Report CALPIRG Education Fund New Voters Project The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students While the youth vote has played a large and much discussed role in recent elections registration and turnout rates for young voters between the ages 18 24 still lag far behind older voters In the 2012 election 62 2 of eligible young people between 18 24 years old were registered and only half of them 50 8 turned out to vote i The numbers were even lower in the last midterm In the 2010 election cycle only 49 43 of eligible young people between 18 24 years old were registered to vote ii Young voters face more barriers to registration and turnout than older voters Many of them are becoming eligible for the first time they move frequently for school or economic reasons and they are new to the ins and outs of the electoral process Read more about The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students Today is National Voter Registration Day Join Us Tuesday September 23 2014 By CALPIRG Click here to register to vote And remind your friends to register before Oct 20th Related topics New Voters Project Read more about Today is National Voter Registration Day Join Us Last Day to Register to Vote Online Sunday May 18 2014 By Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote for the Election Day on June 3rd And it only takes a minute to register to vote online Register to vote online here And then forward this email to a friend or share the link on Facebook and Twitter to remind your friends to register before it s too late Related topics Democracy New Voters Project Read more about Last Day to Register to Vote Online 4 PM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND Tuesday November 6 2012 By Student PIRGs Young voter enthusiasm and lines to vote grew on college campuses over the course of the day Related topics New Voters

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  • Parks | CALPIRG Students
    more visitors in 2009 but could face budget cuts in the coming year Proposed budget cuts would come on top of billions of dollars in funding shortfalls making it harder for parks stewards to hire park rangers host educational programs maintain general facilities and trails and preserve the Best of America At a time when more and more people are visiting our national parks we should be giving our parks more resources not digging the hole deeper Read more about Save Our National Parks About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS

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