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  • All Campaigns | CALPIRG Students
    program Or by just supporting us with your CALPIRG pledge Thanks Read more about California Go Solar Campaign California Water Watch Read more about California Water Watch 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 Campaign Energy Charge Ahead California 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 Read more about Charge Ahead California Campaign Oceans Great Pacific Cleanup Read more about Great Pacific Cleanup Campaign Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Every student knows that textbook prices are outrageous Many books cost over 200 a piece and end up worth pennies by the end of the semester often thanks to unnecessary new editions and pass codes that expire It s time for publishers to stop charging ridiculous prices and start taking advantage of today s technology to offer students a better deal Our campaign is working to increase the use of open textbooks which are free online free to share and affordable in print the ideal publishing model to make textbooks affordable Read more about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous With student debt skyrocketing young people can t afford to spend 1200 on books and supplies every year Together we can change that Read more about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous With student debt skyrocketing young people can t afford to spend 1200 on books and supplies every year Together we can change that Read more about Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign New Voters Project New Voters Project The New Voters Project is a nonpartisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day We believe the best way to raise the voices of young people is to register and vote Read more about New Voters Project Campaign Parks Save Our National Parks Our national parks had nearly 11 million 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 Campaign Foods Stop Subsidizing Obesity Our tax dollars should only go to things that serve the public good yet we re handing

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/issues (2016-04-29)
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  • California Go Solar! | CALPIRG Students
    that will work to expand solar and build up local champs to defend our solar future Our goal is to get cities across California to Go Solar by committing to ambitious solar goals and implementing policies to go solar A recent report by Environment America Shining Cities shows that the cities leading the way with solar development have taken proactive steps to make solar a simple affordable option for all residents We can work with Environment California staff experts to narrow down these policies into ten simple steps cities can take to Go Solar We then work to get our city to adopt these local solar policies This will make it easier for more people to go solar quicker across the state and help us develop more solar champions to defend solar in the future Many city council members go on to run for other political office so we will be building champions for the long run too In most of our community there are city council leaders who do care about tackling this problem and would love to champion a good solar policy initiative for their city We will work to identify solar leaders in the city council to support City Go Solar Solar is very popular 92 of voters in a national poll supported policies to expand solar power so once we have the leaders we just need to create opportunities for them to lead on the issue We will do this by showing them the strong public support from campuses the local business community and neighborhoods We need volunteers to help organize visible events on campus that demonstrate the popularity of solar and build the momentume we need to win Most campuses are already planning solar powered rock concerts solar powered dance parties and solar powered smoothie events on campus Get Involved today to help make sure we win Campaign Updates Blog Post Energy CALPIRG TO CPUC UTILITIES SHOULD PAY CONSUMERS FAIRLY FOR THEIR ROOFTOP SOLAR We are really concerned about the impacts of global warming on California and our planet and we are tired of watching nothing be done to change our consumption To end our dependence on polluting fossil fuels California needs vastly more solar energy than we have today Keep Reading News Release CALPIRG Students Energy Coalition Delivers 130 000 Signatures to CPUC In Support of California s Successful Solar Net Metering Program 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 Blog Post Energy We Won A Million Clean Cars CALPIRG Students This is a pretty important step

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-go-solar (2016-04-29)
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  • California Water Watch | CALPIRG Students
    Campus to Conserve Water 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 need your help 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 Keep Reading Blog Post Energy CALPIRG TO CPUC UTILITIES SHOULD PAY CONSUMERS FAIRLY FOR THEIR ROOFTOP SOLAR We are really concerned about the impacts of global warming on California and our planet and we are tired of watching nothing be done to change our consumption To end our dependence on polluting fossil fuels California needs vastly more solar energy than we have today Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/california-water-watch (2016-04-29)
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  • Student Consumer Action Network | CALPIRG Students
    Phones Health Insurance Private Student Loans Thank President Obama for protecting consumers Issue updates Report CALPIRG Education Fun Consumer Protection CarMax Sales Practices Endangers Lives in California California has adopted some of the most effective laws in the nation aimed at reducing vehicle crashes including many that focus on driver behavior In addition the state licenses and regulates auto dealers who sell motor vehicles to the public and has adopted laws to ensure that the cars they sell are safe for operation on the roads Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Local groups demand greater food producer responsibility Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group CALPIRG and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations the three issues of Genetically Modified Organism GMO food labeling the overuse of antibiotics in animals intended for human consumption and an increased presence of Fair Trade Certified food products in stores are the most prominent Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection See Which Airlines Get the Most and Least Complaints Spirit Airlines generated the most complaints per 100 000 passengers and Southwest the least according to a study released Thursday The study by the CALPIRG Education Fund analyzed complaint data for 13 large domestic airlines lodged with the U S Department of Transportation s Aviation Consumer Protection Division from 2009 through 2013 It found that most complaints are about delayed or canceled flights Keep Reading Resource Consumer Protection Avoid the Debt Trap Summary A guide for students to avoid ripoffs from credit cards and big banks Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Avoid the Debt Trap CALPIRG Keep Reading Pages 1

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/student-consumer-action-network (2016-04-29)
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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness | CALPIRG Students
    nations have actually dispersed the money pledged to rebuild Haiti Likewise Congress has been repeatedly unwilling to extend unemployment benefits as we rebuild the US economy Unfortunately the lack of political support is not new Americans have grown to accept hunger and homelessness as the status quo While people want the economy rebuilt and want their personal situations to become better we lack broadbased support for systemic solutions to poverty Register for the Hunger Cleanup Issue updates Blog Post Hunger Conference Call to Fight Poverty Sunday 9pm CALPIRG Resolve to Fight Poverty 2013 Weekly Conference Call Sunday night at 9pm EST DIAL 605 475 4700 Access Code 990657 We re looking for campus coordinators to launch the campaign and make sure students from their school are able to attend the conference in October You can also find out ways to intern or volunteer Keep Reading Media Hit Hunger Student groups hold rally on Sproul to protest sidewalk measure A rally was held at the steps of Upper Sproul Plaza on Friday to protest and raise awareness of the controversial Measure S that will be voted on by Berkeley residents on Tuesday Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit Summary The best way to immediately help the victims of a natural disaster is to fundraise and get the funds to on the ground relief organizations as quickly as possible Check out our toolkit for tips Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger Clean up Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus Keep Reading Pages 1 2 next last

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/campaign-against-hunger-and-homelessness (2016-04-29)
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  • Save Our National Parks | CALPIRG Students
    companies have staked 285 claims within 10 miles of Yosemite National Park close enough that the cyanide and other toxic chemicals they use to separate ore from rock could run off into the Tuolumne River and the trails and wild lands that surround it historically mining wastes often escape into local waterways While our national parks themselves are protected drilling mining and logging on public lands and development on privately held parcels of land within and adjacent to our national parks and wilderness areas threaten many of our most treasured places Additionally all of our parks face threats from chronic under funding with many lacking the operating funds to ensure they ll be able to adequately protect the natural treasures found in the park and ensure their trails and facilities remain available for the millions of visitors they have each year We can ensure the beauty of these parks are protected for future generations by ensuring Congress fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and by enacting specific protections for ecologically sensitive areas adjacent to our national parks Issue updates Resource Parks Save Our National Parks Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the National Parks campaign on your campus Keep Reading 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

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/save-our-national-parks (2016-04-29)
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  • New Voters Project | CALPIRG Students
    volunteers with the New Voters Project will reach out to their peers on campus to help them register to vote and turn them out on Election Day Issue updates 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 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 we ll respond with the location At our phonebanks volunteers will educate hundreds of students about voting like when and where you can vote on Election Day and how to make sure your ballot is counted Keep Reading 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

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/new-voters-project (2016-04-29)
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  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms | CALPIRG Students
    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 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 need your help 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 Keep Reading

    Original URL path: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/campaigns/ca/stop-overuse-antibiotics-factory-farms (2016-04-29)
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