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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    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 Read more about CALPIRG s Go Solar Campaign What you need to know 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 Read more about Student Groups Make Final Push for Voter Registration 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 Read more about How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    to follow our example and reduce their litter as well Read more about Success of Plastic Bag Ban Dependent on Student Commitment Media Hit Democracy Some Colleges Make it Easy to Vote College students all over California are being bombarded by a massive campaign to try and get them to register to vote KGO s Leslie Brinkley reports from the Cal campus Read more about Some Colleges Make it Easy to Vote Media Hit Democracy New Survey Highlights Role Colleges Can Play in Informing and Registering Young Voters Happy National Voter Registration Day It may not generate as much excitement as National Donut Day but it should Too many Californians aren t registered to vote As a result California ranks among the bottom in voter registration nationwide And as I m sure you know if you aren t registered you can t vote Now if voters received a free donut for registering or updating their registration record the Golden State would probably shoot to the top Read more about New Survey Highlights Role Colleges Can Play in Informing and Registering Young Voters Media Hit Anti Fracking Student Organization Promotes Ballot Initiative Students Against Fracking will celebrate a recent initiative placed on the November ballot to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County in an event called An Afternoon Against Fracking this Saturday at noon on Campus Point Read more about Anti Fracking Student Organization Promotes Ballot Initiative Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    food producer responsibility 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 Read more about See Which Airlines Get the Most and Least Complaints Media Hit Textbooks Throwing the Book at the High Cost of Textbooks Read more about Throwing the Book at the High Cost of Textbooks Media Hit CALPIRG UC Davis Students Stage Mock Corporate Marriage Read more about CALPIRG UC Davis Students Stage Mock Corporate Marriage Media Hit Energy Service Corps Sustainability UC Davis Greek Fraternities Making Steps To Go Green DAVIS CBS13 Greek fraternities in Davis are going green getting an energy update They re partnering with the city of Davis and saving money Read more about UC Davis Greek Fraternities Making Steps To Go Green Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    Campus groups plan to erect tents help point student voters to polling stations 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 Read more about Student groups hold rally on Sproul to protest sidewalk measure Media Hit Energy Service Corps CALPIRG Energy Service Corp encourages students to make energy pledges As a joint collaboration between California Public Interest Research Group and AmeriCorps the CALPIRG Energy Service Corp is focused on getting students engaged involved and educated about energy conservation preservation and efficient energy use Read more about CALPIRG Energy Service Corp encourages students to make energy pledges Media Hit New Voters Project Pushing The Ballot Representatives from UC Irvine administration ASUCI and CALPIRG kicked off Welcome Week last Tuesday by announcing their cooperative campaign to have at least 7 000 students registered to vote by this fall s elections Read more about Pushing The Ballot Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    to the California Secretary of State s database Read more about Students at UCSD Register to Vote Online Media Hit New Voters Project Voter registration rally held on Sproul Tuesday A voter registration drive and rally near Sather Gate on Tuesday aimed to publicize California s new online voter registration system and to register new voters Read more about Voter registration rally held on Sproul Tuesday Media Hit New Voters Project Campus county working to register voters for the 2012 election as part of National Voter Registration Day Students with the UC Santa Cruz chapter of California Public Interest Research Group worked Tuesday to register more than 40 new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day Read more about Campus county working to register voters for the 2012 election as part of National Voter Registration Day Media Hit New Voters Project California online voter registration system could increase student voter turnout Californians can now register to vote from their computers thanks to an online voter registration system launched Wednesday a program that university student groups have been lobbying for and expect to bring more students to the polls this November Read more about California online voter registration system could increase student voter turnout Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    for the very foodstuffs fueling the nation s obesity crisis Read more about STUDY Farm Bill Contributing To America s Obesity Crisis Media Hit Foods Report Most Taxpayer Money Subsidizes Junk Food A consumer report released Wednesday revealed the majority of taxpayer subsidies are being funneled toward crops used to make junk food and food additives like high fructose corn syrup Read more about Report Most Taxpayer Money Subsidizes Junk Food Media Hit Foods Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies Source Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies A new study released Wednesday in San Diego shows that American taxpayers are subsidizing junk food at a level that dwarfs federal support for healthy foods Read more about Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies Source Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies Media Hit Foods Federal Subsidies Support Junk Food Instead Of Fresh Food Report Says Citing the obesity epidemic among America s children a California consumer group says federal subsidies support junk food instead of fresh food CALPIRG s report is called Apples to Twinkies 2012 because it says producers of corn syrup are financially favored over apple growers Read more about Federal Subsidies Support Junk Food Instead Of Fresh Food Report Says Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last More 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

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    credible sources CALPIRG paints an increasingly bleak picture concerning financial identity theft Of greatest interest to your Guide was the information on new account fraud Read more about New Account Fraud Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt Congress votes to keep student loan interest rate from doubling Just two days before the student loan interest rate was scheduled to double Congress passed a measure that includes maintaining the current 3 4 percent loan interest rate for more than 7 million students Read more about Congress votes to keep student loan interest rate from doubling Media Hit Consumer Protection Financial loss from identity theft increasing report says Fewer people were victims of identity theft last year than in 2010 but each person lost substantially more money according to a new report by the California Public Interest Research Group Read more about Financial loss from identity theft increasing report says Media Hit Consumer Protection 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 Read more about Californians Facing New Identity Theft Threats Study Says Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | CALPIRG Students
    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 Read more about Campus debit cards can carry downsides Media Hit Higher Ed 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 Read more about Students Lose When Financial Aid Goes Onto Fee Laden Debit Cards Media Hit Higher Ed 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 Read more about Deals with banks stack fees on college students Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last More 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

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