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  • California Water Watch | CALPIRG Students
    Lotería and win prizes toy electric car races refreshments and more Keep Reading Blog Post Pledge CALPIRG this week CALPIRG Our state and country have some big problems global warming the economy and the rising cost of college to name a few CALPIRG takes on these problems and has been making a difference since 1972 Recently we helped protect our oceans by banning plastic grocery bags statewide and increased federal financial aid by 36 billion We need to continue fighting for the environment and for students but we need your help Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project VOTE TODAY CALPIRG Where Click here to find your polling place You ll just need to tell them your full name birthday and address to check in before voting It s also recommended you bring a photo ID like your school ID or driver s license Help spread the word by sharing voting info on Facebook or sending an email This is our big chance to make our voices heard on the issues we care about Keep Reading Media Hit Democracy Measure P Aims to Abolish Corporate Personhood Unlike this year s controversial soda tax measure one city ballot measure has flown under the radar Measure P expresses dissatisfaction with corporate personhood and campaign finance laws in the United States in the hope of passing a Constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood The driving force behind the measure s inclusion on the city ballot was CalPIRG s Reclaim Democracy campaign CalPIRG is a group that works to protect consumer and voter rights and has a chapter at UC Berkeley Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project Help Get Out the Vote in the Last 48 Hours CALPIRG Get Out the Vote Reminder Phonebanks Sunday November 2 5 10pm Monday November 3 5

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-water-watch?page=5 (2016-04-29)
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  • California Water Watch | CALPIRG Students
    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 a public hearing in Anaheim CALPIRG student board members will be testifying in support of changes to make loans more affordable for student borrowers Keep Reading Blog Post 36 Hours to Win 2500 CALPIRG We re partnering with the Michelson Twenty Million Minds Foundation to continue to build the movement to bring an affordable college education to all of those who strive for it Keep Reading Blog Post Weekend Conference a Success CALPIRG Scenes from the weekend Keep Reading Media Hit Oceans Success of Plastic Bag Ban Dependent on Student Commitment The California ban on single use plastic bags is a huge step toward reducing litter but it might not be as effective a change as its advocates assume On Sept 30 Gov Jerry Brown became the first governor to sign a statewide ban on plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores Many California cities already instituted the ban earlier this year including Los Angeles In his signing statement Brown stated that he hopes to encourage other states across the nation to follow our example and reduce their litter as well Keep Reading Media Hit Energy CALPIRG s Go Solar Campaign What you need to know Whether it 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 Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-water-watch?page=6 (2016-04-29)
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  • California Water Watch | CALPIRG Students
    Hit New Voters Project Student Groups Make Final Push for Voter Registration Fewer students than usual could be found Monday on Sproul Plaza due to the weather but some braved the rain for a final push to register students to vote with hours remaining before the deadline Many student groups have launched initiatives to increase student voter registration in time for the upcoming midterm elections Nov 4 Students from the campus voters coalition which includes representatives from the ASUC and CALPIRG worked on the New Voters Project Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project Last Chance Register to Vote Already registered Great Please help make sure our friends are too Share CAstudentvote org on Facebook Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Before entering the classroom of an intro level economics course students get a real life experience with the subject the required textbook costs 290 on Amazon Keep Reading Media Hit Measure P Divides County to Backing or Sacking Practicing Fracking As Election Day approaches on Nov 4 Measure P seeks to initiate a moratorium on the practice of high intensity petroleum operations that include acid well treatments steam injection and hydraulic fracturing otherwise known as fracking Keep Reading Blog Post Oceans And today we won again CALPIRG Students Thanks to you when this law goes into effect we ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment That means that sea turtles and other ocean wildlife can soon breathe a sigh of relief Let s celebrate Can you forward this email to 25 friends or share our Facebook post Keep Reading Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next last View All RSS Feed About Us

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-water-watch?page=7 (2016-04-29)
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  • California Water Watch | CALPIRG Students
    their global warming impact We re really excited that the legislature passed it and that Governor Brown signed it Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project Today is National Voter Registration Day Join Us CALPIRG What s in store for our future Will we be able to get jobs pay off our debt or protect our environment What we do know is a better future isn t going to happen if we just sit around waiting for it We can t expect these and others issues to get addressed if we don t make ourselves heard So on Election Day we need to show up and show

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-water-watch?page=8 (2016-04-29)
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  • California Water Watch | CALPIRG Students
    t let the water run Fill one basin with was water and the other with rinse water Take 5 minute showers instead of 10 minute showers Turn the water off when brushing or shaving Turn off the water while washing your hair When washing your hands turn off the water while you lather Take Action on Campus to Conserve Water Campaign Updates Report Higher Ed Textbooks Ripoff 101 2nd Edition In order to both confirm our initial findings and to follow up on a number of anecdotal reports of additional problems with textbook pricing the State PIRGs conducted an expanded survey of the most widely purchased textbooks at 59 colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Keep Reading Pages first previous 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 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

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-water-watch?page=52 (2016-04-29)
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  • California Water Watch Updates | CALPIRG Students
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/node/8711/content (2016-04-29)
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  • Activist Toolkit | CALPIRG Students
    campus and the community uncovering consumer rip offs and promoting good government In the past 30 years the PIRGs have registered hundreds of thousands of students to vote raised more than 1 million to help the hungry and homeless and played a key role in mobilizing support for reforms to clean our air and water and protect our environment In addition the PIRGs have provided students with an educational experience in democratic citizenship By bringing important issues to the campus debate giving students the opportunity to voice their opinions on those issues and giving students the skills to make sure their opinions and those of their fellow classmates are heard the PIRGs encourage life long civic engagement Along with the idealism energy and creativity of the students and staff who make up the PIRGs much of the PIRGs success can be attributed to the systematic approach to organizing detailed in this Activist Toolkit This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest Resource file download Download the report Related Issues Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable 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

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/resources/activist-toolkit (2016-04-29)
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  • FAILbook | CALPIRG Students
    building a detailed record of your interests searches and even your location Facebook and company are finding more and more clever ways to sell your data to the highest bidder and there s now a constant stream of stories about identity theft And even when bad things like that don t happen it s just unnerving to know that you re not in control of your information It shouldn t be that way As more and more of our lives are lived online we think that A company should need your permission before collecting and using your information You should also be asked for permission in a way ordinary consumers would understand When you do give permission for your information to be collected or used it s the company s responsibility to make sure it stays secure In the cases where you have virtually no choice but to use a service like your internet provider you shouldn t be required to share your personal information You should have the same protections and choices when using the internet on a mobile device as a computer We re working to make sure that those principles become the standard practice online But in the meantime we want to make sure you have tools to stay in control of your information now What follows is our step by step guide for controlling your information on Facebook For other websites and social networking sites the Federal Trade Commission has put together a one stop shop of advice for protecting your information and computer You can visit it at http www onguardonline gov Resource file download Download the report 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

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/resources/sp/failbook (2016-04-29)
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