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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    are not sick No doubt people have now died from this completely preventable malady I was one of the lucky ones if you can call losing a year of my life luck Campaign Updates Blog Post Intern this quarter to make a difference CALPIRG This term we are working to stop global warming by pushing cities across the state to get more of their energy from solar power We will also be working to reduce water usage on campus to alleviate the drought stop the overuse of antibiotics in factory farms and make textbooks more affordable Learn more about our campaigns and how you can make a difference at our internship overviews Apply for an internship here and we ll let you contact you to set you up for an overview Keep Reading Blog Post THANK YOU Protecting our oceans by banning plastic grocery bags statewide Millions of pounds of plastic trash are floating in our ocean killing hundreds of marine animals every year CALPIRG collected over fifty thousand public comments from students across the state to ban bags and reduce ocean pollution Together we helped ban bags in Los Angeles the Bay Area Santa Cruz Davis and Santa Barbara adding up to over 110 cities and counties who have passed similar ordinances Keep Reading Blog Post THANK YOU Heather Goold Check out some of what we ve accomplished together Keep Reading Blog Post THANK YOU Winning our Million Clean Cars campaign Cars are one of California s largest sources of global warming pollution We collected thousands of public comments and lobbied the state legislature to get a million electric vehicles on the road in the next ten years to reduce pollution Thanks to all of the people power in August Governor Brown signed the Charge Ahead California Initiative into

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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    of my vertebrae I was near death before being transported to a specialist in Seattle where I underwent four major operations I was there for two months Upon discharge I spent four and a half months in rehab at St Francis of Bellingham and then spent three more months in assisted living MRSA is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus It didn t exist until overuse of antibiotics created the superbug Most of that overuse is unnecessary as factory farms dose animals that are not sick No doubt people have now died from this completely preventable malady I was one of the lucky ones if you can call losing a year of my life luck Campaign Updates Blog Post Come Drive an Electric Car with Us CALPIRG at UC Riverside RSVP Here You ll have the opportunity to test drive a variety of electric cars and electric bikes as part of an afternoon of great activities including electric car art projects for kids a chance to check out UC Riverside s own electric trolley a tour of the university s groundbreaking research lab a chance to play Charge Ahead 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 10pm Tuesday November 4 10am 4pm Sign up for an hour here and

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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    St Francis of Bellingham and then spent three more months in assisted living MRSA is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus It didn t exist until overuse of antibiotics created the superbug Most of that overuse is unnecessary as factory farms dose animals that are not sick No doubt people have now died from this completely preventable malady I was one of the lucky ones if you can call losing a year of my life luck Campaign Updates 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 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

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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    I spent four and a half months in rehab at St Francis of Bellingham and then spent three more months in assisted living MRSA is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus It didn t exist until overuse of antibiotics created the superbug Most of that overuse is unnecessary as factory farms dose animals that are not sick No doubt people have now died from this completely preventable malady I was one of the lucky ones if you can call losing a year of my life luck Campaign Updates Media 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

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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    four major operations I was there for two months Upon discharge I spent four and a half months in rehab at St Francis of Bellingham and then spent three more months in assisted living MRSA is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus It didn t exist until overuse of antibiotics created the superbug Most of that overuse is unnecessary as factory farms dose animals that are not sick No doubt people have now died from this completely preventable malady I was one of the lucky ones if you can call losing a year of my life luck Campaign Updates 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 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 up big It s pretty basic If we re going to be heard

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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    left a wife and nine year old child both members of my church We have had to help them cope with the loss of husband and father The bacteria was so virulent as to be untreatable As one of the first people to contract community acquired MRSA I am something of a poster child It started in May of 2006 with a stiff neck Soon the pain began and quickly got unbearable By the time I was finally diagnosed the infection had destroyed three of my vertebrae I was near death before being transported to a specialist in Seattle where I underwent four major operations I was there for two months Upon discharge I spent four and a half months in rehab at St Francis of Bellingham and then spent three more months in assisted living MRSA is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus It didn t exist until overuse of antibiotics created the superbug Most of that overuse is unnecessary as factory farms dose animals that are not sick No doubt people have now died from this completely preventable malady I was one of the lucky ones if you can call losing a year of my life luck 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

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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms Updates | CALPIRG Students
    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

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  • Tips to Save on Textbooks | CALPIRG Students
    buying Textbook rental sites Chegg com BookRenter com or CampusBookRentals com 4 Swap books with other students Save money by cutting out the middle man find other students who have your book With common classes you can often find books by just asking around Here are some other ideas if that doesn t work Try searching for postings on Facebook or Craigslist Check with your campus bookstore or student government for a local bookswap 5 Buy e textbook subscriptions Don t mind reading on a computer screen Don t plan to keep the book Got a high tech tablet like iPad or Kindle Then see if your textbook comes as an e textbook E textbook sites CourseSmart com BarnesandNoble com Kno com Buyer beware Our study on digital textbooks found that e textbooks had major drawbacks for a lot of students Before you buy here s what you need to know The average cost is 50 of a new book which isn t always a good deal compared to used books or renting E textbooks typically expire after 180 days so think of them as digital rentals Make sure to read the fine print for limits on printing and offline access 6 Look for coupon codes Many websites offer special deals and coupon codes that can save you 10 or more Try coupon websites like RetailMeNot com or cash back sites like Ebates com Also watch the Twitter and Facebook feeds of textbook retailers 7 Compare with the bookstore If you re buying books last minute you may not have much of a choice But even if you have other options make sure to see what the bookstores has to offer Here are some basic bookstore numbers to keep in mind Used books are typically 75 of the new price we ve found this to be higher than online prices but more consistent If a book is being used again next term the bookstore will usually buy it back for 50 of the new price If the bookstore doesn t know whether the book is being used again next semester they will buy books back for 10 30 of the new price sometimes less 8 Save your receipts A 2 500 federal tax credit is available to some students for their textbook purchases and other qualifying higher education expenses Click here for more information about the American Opportunity Tax Credit 9 If you re really stuck If you can t find your textbook at a price you can afford don t give up on doing well in the class Here are some ideas Check the library Some schools put copies of textbooks on reserve and if you re lucky you might get to check out a copy Ask your prof to borrow a copy Most professors receive at least one sample copy of the textbook Buy an older edition which are usually dirt cheap and get the new book s page numbers and workbook questions from a friend 10 Advocate

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