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  • Campus groups plan to erect tents, help point student voters to polling stations | CALPIRG Students
    to visit a polling station in Berkeley to fill out a provisional ballot a ballot cast when the voter s eligibility is in question that will be considered once the registered voters have been processed Abbasi said Make sure to go to the polls and vote early know your rights as a voter and be informed about the issues on the ballot before you head to the polls Abbasi said Not knowing where to vote was an issue for students in the 2010 midterm elections according to CalDems President Daniel Tuchler Students should have some form of federally issued identification with them whether that is a driver s license or student identification card according to Tuchler Although California does not require identification having it will speed up the process he said Berkeley College Republicans Executive Director Shawn Lewis advises students to double check their polling locations to arrive early and to bring their sample ballots to the voting booth in order to avoid impromptu decisions on complex issues While most voters are well informed about their presidential candidates by now many likely have not closely reviewed important statewide ballot propositions Lewis said Around 8 000 people were registered to vote by a collective effort by the ASUC CALPIRG and CalDems and an estimated 10 000 students will be contacted about elections before the polls close according to Dylan Clark an intern working on CalPIRG s New Voters Project Just being reminded to vote by a parent or friend increases voter turnout by 5 percent that is an extra 1400 students Clark said Students can watch the voting results together at an event hosted by the ASUC the Graduate Assembly and the Matsui Center on Upper Sproul Plaza starting at 5 p m Tuesday night About Us Our Leadership Our Mission

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  • 36 Hours to Win $2500! | CALPIRG Students
    make used books hard to find bundling textbooks with unnecessary CDs and pass codes and more They get away with it because students don t have a choice we ve got to buy the book they re selling even if the price is outrageous Stand up to outrageous textbook prices and share your textbookbroke story with our Cover the Cost Contest Contest ends at midnight tomorrow Oct 28 don t miss your chance to win 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 Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Affordable Higher Education 21st

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  • Weekend Conference a Success! | CALPIRG Students
    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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  • Last Chance: Register to Vote | CALPIRG Students
    CALPIRG at UC Irvine CALPIRG at UC Riverside CALPIRG at UC San Diego CALPIRG at UC Santa Barbara CALPIRG at UC Santa Cruz CALPIRG at UCLA CALPIRG at University of Southern California 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 Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Affordable Higher Education 21st Century Transportation Great Pacific Cleanup Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Sustainable U California Go Solar Charge Ahead California Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Volunteers make

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  • And today we won again! | CALPIRG Students
    keep the momentum by sharing the good news Can you forward this email or spread the word on Facebook Thank you for making this victory possible Your petitions your phonecalls to legislators and your support made it happen We ll be enjoying cleaner beaches rivers and streets by this time next year thanks to everyone who took action It s been a good week for our environment Great Pacific Cleanup Oceans CALPIRG at UC Berkeley CALPIRG at UC Davis CALPIRG at UC Santa Cruz CALPIRG at UC Santa Barbara CALPIRG at UCLA CALPIRG at UC San Diego CALPIRG at UC Irvine CALPIRG at UC Riverside 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

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  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    signatures and education events on campus Senator Wolk s office was impressed to get so many petitions from UC Davis students and hear what we had to say Having a campus public interest group means that its not just the big powerful interests who have a voice in Sacramento but every day people like you and me Thanks More Pages first previous 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 next last Visit Our Blog PIRG In The News KQED News Californians Facing New Identity Theft Threats Study Says California has the highest number of identity theft complaints in the nation and the average cost to victims is skyrocketing More The New York Times Debit Cards on Campus Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students More The Daily Californian Obama students push Congress to prevent student loan interest rate increase With six days left before Congress makes a decision on the doubling of student loan interest rates President Barack Obama and college students around the country continue to push for congressional action to stop the increase More Time Magazine Students Lose When Financial Aid Goes Onto Fee Laden Debit Cards Thought the student loan crisis was bad as it is Now add hefty fees into that mix Providers say students can avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions More Pages first previous 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 next last View All CALPIRG Homepage 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 Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Volunteers make props for upcoming hunger and homelessness events California Water Watch Learn More Its the worst drought in California history but many Californians are still using three times as much water as we need to Students are leading the way in saving water and moving to a sustainable water future Take the pledge to save water and get involved in our campaign today California GO Solar Learn More Every hour the sun shines more energy onto the earth than the entire human population uses in

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  • Student groups hold rally on Sproul to protest sidewalk measure | CALPIRG Students
    Suitcase Clinic to advocate for our clients whenever they are unable to advocate for themselves said Tom McClure a third year student and an officer within the clinic McClure said the rally came about at the urging of the No On S Campaign which is made up of a group of Berkeley citizens who want to raise awareness for the measure among students The rally featured various guest speakers including Councilmember Kriss Worthington and ASUC Senator Sadia Saifuddin who all stressed the measure would not bring an improvement to the city s business districts and violates the rights of the homeless That s just ridiculous it s not criminalizing homelessness at all said Craig Becker owner of Caffe Mediterraneum and president of the Telegraph Business Improvement District Board Every progressive city in California but Berkeley has a similar law Becker said cities such as San Francisco have enacted successful legislation that is much stricter than the proposed measure However Worthington said there are practical solutions the city can implement as an alternative including having a police officer dedicated to walking up and down streets and increasing pedestrian lighting on streets to make people feel safer at night that will cost the city less money to implement Those are practical solutions rather than creating a high cost to the city for police overtime and legal fees and a high cost to the county for incarcerating he said Protester Erica Thomas a fourth year student and member of the Suitcase Clinic said the city should also expand homeless shelter hours during the day By being open in the day shelters would offer a safe place for homeless people to get medical services and to build their resumes and job hunt she said We do not have enough daytime drop in centers where

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  • CALPIRG Energy Service Corp encourages students to make energy pledges | CALPIRG Students
    why they should conserve energy CALPIRG has its hand in issues that affect college students directly or indirectly Meltzer said Whether that be health care or lowering the cost of education closing tax loopholes so more money goes into education The energy service core is a joint collaboration Professor Mark Starik who taught courses about the role of energy in the world economy at George Washington University proposed these courses at SF State early this semester now offered through the College of Business with Starik leading the class This is a complex issue Starik said Forming an educated opinion and then taking an appropriate action when the former often takes time and the latter often takes money can be challenging One negative consequence of wasting energy is the arctic ice shelf shrinking according to Meltzer He said the arctic ice shelf has reduced to half the size it was in 1980 Meltzer said arctic shelves are melting because the earth is warming which has to do with global warming and is linked to over consumption of nonrenewable energy like coal oil and gas As we continue to burn that dirty fuel it sends pollution into the air and in turn warms the earth causing the ice shelves to melt Meltzer said CALPIRG hands out energy pledges to people that include some energy conservation tips such as turning down the heat or air conditioning changing old light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs CALPIRG also suggests plugging electronics into power strips and turning them off when not in use CALPIRG organizers emphasize how easy it is to save energy and that some of the smaller actions have the biggest impact If every household in the U S just switched two of their regular light bulbs for two energy efficient CFL bulbs the amount of money that we would save on our electric bill would be equivalent to about 1 2 billion Meltzer said The amount of pollution that would be curbed would be as equivalent to taking over a million and a half cars off the road Some students do what they can to conserve energy Biology senior Albert Wong remembers a television show to remind him about saving energy Whenever I leave a room I think about this episode from MythBusters to turn off my lights Wong said Other students focus on the financial side of saving energy but are unaware of how simple it can be It s more about the electricity bill international relations major Taka Nagashima said For the most part I m not really conscious about it Around Halloween Meltzer and his team are thinking of doing a tabling event where they have facts that scare people into saving energy We re also going to have the options of students signing up for what we call a reverse trick or treat where we will go around with candy knock on doors and give people candy in exchange for taking an energy pledge Meltzer said He also said

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