archive-org.com » ORG » C » CALPIRGSTUDENTS.ORG

Total: 447

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • California online voter registration system could increase student voter turnout | CALPIRG Students
    any particular community he said They are not going to be registered because every time they move they don t reregister The transient lifestyle makes it hard to be motivated and go through the mechanics to register to vote A survey released in August by the PPIC found that Californians age 55 and above make up 29 percent of the adult population in the state but 44 percent of likely voters whereas people between ages 18 and 34 the age range of most California college students make up 33 percent of the state s adult population but only represent 18 percent of likely voters ASUC Senator Mihir Deo said he registered as soon as he could using the new system because of its convenience I was already registered but I wanted to change residency so I went online Deo said It is a lot better than the paper system You can do it from the comfort of your own home Along with the systemwide UC Student Association the ASUC Cal Berkeley Democrats and CalPIRG have been campaigning to get students to register to vote The UCSA and CalPIRG also lobbied for the passage of SB 397 Lilly Adams chair of the campus chapter of CalPIRG said the ASUC UCSA and CalPIRG will be promoting online registration by rolling out a widget button on Monday that campus organizations can share with students via social media to link them to the system If the online system does increase voter turnout among young people it could affect the fate of Proposition 30 Gov Jerry Brown s tax initiative which could prevent a 50 million cut to UC Berkeley and a roughly 20 percent midyear tuition hike According to a poll released by the PPIC Wednesday 52 percent of likely voters support the measure

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/media/sp/california-online-voter-registration-system-could-increase-student-voter-turnout (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Campus, county working to register voters for the 2012 election as part of National Voter Registration Day | CALPIRG Students
    to vote and to get in the habit of it said Becca Loux campus organizer for the UCSC CALPIRG chapter We want to really make it a part of student lives Loux said the group especially wanted to inform students about the various ballot initiatives that could affect them This election is so important and not just the presidential race Grimsley said There are issues of budget cuts tuition costs and Prop 30 which will basically decide whether colleges have money Proposition 30 backed by Gov Jerry Brown and also known as the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act is aimed at stopping 6 billion in school cuts and provide new funding for colleges and schools to hire faculty and purchase new textbooks among other provisions We had a few students say they were disillusioned and weren t sure if they wanted to register to vote but we ve managed to turn a few of those people around said Grimsley a senior majoring in politics Loux said she believes a lot of students only hear about the issues involved in the presidential race and aren t always aware of the other races and election issues Statewide CALPIRG hopes to register 100 000 voters using the new online student voter registration tool At UCSC CALPIRG hopes to register 2 500 students themselves and another 1 000 through the campus vote coalition which includes student government and other campus organizations Earlier Tuesday members of CALPIRG were joined by Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin to promote the importance of voting Pellerin also was working to register voters at the county building Tuesday evening and the League of Women Voters held voter registration drives at a number of locations throughout the county Senior politics major Nidhal Ben Romdhane said his main focus

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/media/sp/campus-county-working-register-voters-2012-election-part-national-voter-registration-day (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • We Won! A Million Clean Cars. | CALPIRG Students
    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 Thank you for your support Tell your friends to let them know the good news Energy CALPIRG at UC Berkeley CALPIRG at UC Davis CALPIRG at UC Santa Barbara CALPIRG at UC Santa Cruz CALPIRG at UCLA CALPIRG at UC Riverside CALPIRG at UC Irvine CALPIRG at UC San Diego 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

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/blogs/ca/we-won-million-clean-cars (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Statewide Student Coalition Kicks Off Voter Engagement Campaign | CALPIRG Students
    to register at their current address before the deadline Most experts are concerned that voter participation in upcoming November election will be lower than previous statewide general elections The student organizations hope to counter these predictions by launching voter registration drives on their campuses These drives will include not only traditional voter registration drives that include tabling and class announcements but also online voter registration The coalition created a website www CAstudentvote org with an online voter registration tool powered by Rock the Vote and additional resources that help students navigate the electoral process Additionally members of the coalition will be doing follow up to students who register by phone text email and on social media passing along information about when and how to cast their ballot and linking to resources like www votersedge org for information about what s on their ballot CALPIRG Education Fund s student survey offered recommendations to colleges and universities to help encourage student participation in the electoral process The actions college and universities can take to support student participation in elections include Make sure campus policies encourage student governments and student groups to help register their peers to vote Use online voter registration tools that facilitate follow up election reminders Work with county registrars to provide visible accessible voting options for students on campus Remind students when where and how to vote Empower voters with information about what will be on their ballot by hosting candidate and issue forums and making non partisan information available to students Colleges and universities in California should see it as an essential part of their educational mission to prepare and encourage students to take an active role in our democracy Sonya Soltani Vice President of Legislative Affairs for California State Student Association According to Political Data Inc nearly half of all mailed ballots that were too late to be counted in 2012 were cast by 18 29 year olds SB 29 authored by Senator Correa CA 34 would allow vote by mail ballots to be counted if they were mailed on Election Day Additionally SB 113 authored by Senator Jackson CA 19 would allow pre registration of 16 year olds Both bills are awaiting Governor Brown s signature Governor Brown may sign both SB 29 and SB 113 this week It s common sense to allow 16 year olds to pre register to vote and to allow vote by mail ballots to count as long as they are postmarked by Election Day said Li These two measures will remove two common barriers that prevent young voters from either registering to vote or casting a valid ballot We re ready to turn out to vote for the upcoming elections said Victor Costa Region III External Affairs Senator of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges The SSCCC represents over two million students at over a hundred colleges so we re to change the political landscape The organizations participating in the press conference represent over three million California students the

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/news/ca/statewide-student-coalition-kicks-voter-engagement-campaign (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students | CALPIRG Students
    Campaign for Voter Registration the nation s first major youth mobilization effort since the voting age was lowered to 18 in 1972 This initial effort helped register nearly one million students to vote throughout the 1980s In 1994 working with Rock the Vote Campus Green Vote and Green Corps the PIRGs launched the Youth Vote Coalition The coalition eventually grew to include more than 100 organizations helped to register well over a million voters through the participating organizations and helped to ensure coordination and collaboration within the youth civic engagement community The Student PIRGs then used the expertise gained through these efforts to launch the New Voters Project which has helped to register more than 600 000 young voters and made 650 000 GOTV contacts since 2003 CALPIRG Student Survey This spring CALPIRG s New Voters Project conducted an informal survey of just over a thousand UC CSU and community college students before the June primary We asked students about their own voting history and intentions what they thought motivates them and their peers to participate in elections and what they thought colleges and universities could do to encourage student participation The survey questions were written to inform our own outreach plans for our non partisan civic engagement program The responses also help to reinforce best practices for institutions of higher learning community groups and elected officials who want to better engage California s students in the democratic process Who We Surveyed CALPIRG conducted our informal survey by sending out an online request to about 80 000 students on our own email list We also had volunteers gathering in person survey responses from students at UC CSU and community colleges We gathered a total of 1 057 responses 30 percent of the surveys came from our online outreach and 70

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/reports/ca/voting-intentions-and-opinions-students (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Today is National Voter Registration Day - Join Us! | CALPIRG Students
    pretty basic If we re going to be heard we all need to work together raise our voices together and vote together 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 Already registered Click here to spread the word about CAStudentVote org on Facebook It s our future It s our voice It s our vote Thanks Rob Holland New Voters Project New Voters Project 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

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/blogs/ca/today-national-voter-registration-day-join-us (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    than 200 students from across the country will travel to Chapel Hill to get hands on training on how to address the root causes of hunger and homelessness More Pages first previous 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 next last Visit Our Blog PIRG In The News San Jose Mercury News Deals with banks stack fees on college students As many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs sometimes even to get to their financial aid money according to a report to be released Wednesday by a public interest group More The Washington Post Campus debit cards can carry downsides Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated with debit cards Most recently a report by the U S Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that hundreds of colleges have partnerships with financial companies to put a student s financial aid on debit or prepaid cards that carry hefty fees Under some of these deals official student photo ID cards can double as debit cards More The Daily Bruin 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 More The Daily Californian 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 More Pages first previous 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 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 a year By capturing just a tiny fraction of this energy we can decrease our dependence on

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/home?page=11 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Voter registration rally held on Sproul Tuesday | CALPIRG Students
    state value the UC Stein said in an interview The university will face 250 million in midyear budget cuts if the proposition which aims to temporarily hike upper income and state sales taxes fails at the polls in November The ASUC Senate unanimously voted to support the proposition at its Sept 12 meeting CalPIRG also had a table set up near the gate with laptops students could use to register to vote online But Dylan Clark a CalPIRG intern working on the New Voters Project said that some students seemed leery of online registration Honestly I m not that comfortable with online registration said Jessica Ortiz a campus junior AirBears doesn t feel as secure as paper registration especially when you re using your Social Security number Lilly Adams CalPIRG s UC Berkeley chapter chair and coordinator of the New Voters Project said that CalPIRG had been pushing for online voter registration and working with state representatives like Assemblymember Nancy Skinner to make it possible It s really important for civic engagement Adams said The UCSA and CalPIRG also lobbied for the passage of SB 397 which set up the online registration system and which was passed at the state Legislature s most recent session Vote Coalition will be tabling throughout the semester on Upper Sproul Plaza It also plans to table in residence halls Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday and in dining halls between Oct 1 and Oct 5 Volunteers also plan to go door to door in residence halls on Oct 11 The majority of students walking through Sather Gate streamed past the rally as the presenters spoke though some stopped to listen to CalSLAM poets Gabriel Cortez and Isabella Borgeson Contact Gautham Thomas at gthomas dailycal org About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/media/sp/voter-registration-rally-held-sproul-tuesday (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive



  •