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  • News Releases | CALPIRG Students
    interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers CALPIRG Students and coalition partners deliver over 130 000 letters to Congress urging a different plan Read more about Students to Congress Don t Double Student Debt Rates News Release CALPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection CALPIRG Releases New Shopping Guide For Cell Phones San Francisco CA It is a challenge to save money when shopping for a cell phone but it needn t be The California Public Interest Research Education Fund CALPIRG released today a new cell phone shoppers guide titled Making the Right Call A Consumers Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone Read more about CALPIRG Releases New Shopping Guide For Cell Phones News Release Higher Ed New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt Washington D C Today President Obama is taking a bold step to protect student consumers from financial tricks and traps by announcing a recess appointment of his well qualified nominee Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The CFPB can improve private student loans as well as credit cards and debit cards issued on campus Read more about New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 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

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  • News Releases | CALPIRG Students
    more about CALPIRG Students Support Koretz and L A Bag Ban Ordinance News Release CALPIRG Transit CALPIRG Students Rally for High Speed Rail It s no surprise that CALPIRG is a strong supporter of High Speed Rail for California Read more about CALPIRG Students Rally for High Speed Rail News Release CALPIRG Textbooks Textbook Rebellion National Tour Visits UC Davis Today two larger than life textbook mascot characters joined forces with students at UC Davis to rally support for solutions to the rapidly rising cost of textbooks Read more about Textbook Rebellion National Tour Visits UC Davis News Release Textbooks Textbook Rebellion Launches Cross Country Tour The Textbook Rebellion kicked off a six week cross country tour with events planned for 40 campuses nationwide At the tour stop the University of Maryland coalition members students faculty and a representative from the U S Department of Education were joined by the tour mascots Mr 200 Textbook and Textbook Rebel to announce the launch Read more about Textbook Rebellion Launches Cross Country Tour Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 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 make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact

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  • News Releases | CALPIRG Students
    calculations by CALPIRG Students show that costs have increased at an astounding rate textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades 1990 2009 Read more about New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall News Release Textbooks New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs A groundbreaking federal law designed to tackle the rapidly rising cost of textbooks has kicked in just in time to impact college students this fall The law which was part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act HEOA passed by Congress in 2008 is considered the first major federal action on this issue Read more about New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs News Release Higher Ed Textbooks Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students Read more about Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 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

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  • Democracy | CALPIRG Students
    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 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 Last Day to Register to Vote Online Sunday May 18 2014 By Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote for the Election Day on June 3rd And it only takes a minute to register to vote online Register to vote online here And then forward this email to a friend or share the link on Facebook and Twitter to remind your friends to register before it s too late Related topics Democracy New Voters Project Read more about Last Day to Register to Vote Online CALPIRG heads to the Capitol Tuesday February 25 2014 By On Monday I went to the Capitol with CALPIRG students from across the state check out the photos here We held 57 meetings supporting bills to disclose big money in politics get more emission free vehicles on the road in California and stop the overuse of antibiotics in the livestock industry Lobbying at the Capitol has always been my favorite part of my involvement with CALPIRG When I meet with our elected officials in Sacramento I get to see the impact of all the petition 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 Related topics Democracy Energy Read more about CALPIRG heads to the Capitol Over 28 000 Thursday October 25 2012 By Related topics Democracy New Voters Project Read more about Over 28 000 News Release Democracy Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder County Clerk partners with California Student Vote Coalition Read more about Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder County Clerk partners with California Student Vote Coalition Report CalPIRG Education Fund Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle and much of it is not disclosed Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones News Release Democracy New Report Details Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Elections

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    for school or economic reasons and they are new to the ins and outs of the electoral process Read more about The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students Report U S PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks Fixing the Broken Textbook Market This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Read more about Fixing the Broken Textbook Market Report Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual U S Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland Report CalPIRG Education Fund Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle and much of it is not disclosed Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones Report Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones 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

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    the U S Department of Education currently hold an interest rate of 3 4 percent But that rate is set to double if Congress fails to act by July 1 2012 If that occurs millions of students will see their interest rates soar to 6 8 percent on the new loans they take in the next year thereby causing a steep rise in their loan burden and effectively increasing the cost of attaining a college degree Read more about The Cost of College Will Soar if Interest Rates Allowed to Double Report Transit Transportation and the New Generation From World War II until just a few years ago the number of miles driven annually on America s roads steadily increased Then at the turn of the century something changed Americans began driving less By 2011 the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004 The trend away from driving has been led by young people Read more about Transportation and the New Generation Report CalPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection A Consumers Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan It is a challenge to save money when shopping for a cell phone but it needn t be The California Public Interest Research Education Fund CALPIRG released a new cell phone shoppers guide titled Making the Right Call A Consumers Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone Read more about A Consumers Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan 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

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    improving the quality of health care Read more about Making the Grade Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection Apples to Twinkies Childhood obesity is skyrocketing and yet shockingly American taxpayers are spending billions of dollars subsidizing junk food ingredients making the problem worse This report outlines how many tax payer dollars are going to junk food ingredients Read more about Apples to Twinkies Report Arizona PIRG Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground 2011 2011 09 15 As the Congressional Super Committee begins its search for 1 5 trillion in deficit reduction a new study released today by the California Public Interest Research Group CALPIRG and the National Taxpayers Union NTU provides the panel with a great place to start more than 1 trillion of spending cuts with appeal from across the political spectrum Read more about Toward Common Ground 2011 Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection High Speed Rail Public Private or Both Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high speed rail lines in the United States Public private partnerships or PPPs have come to play an important role in the construction of high speed rail lines around the world Read more about High Speed Rail Public Private or Both 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

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    Energy Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants Read more about Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges as the commitments we ve made now and into the future far outpace our fiscal capacity Congress the President s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and citizens across the country must grapple with very difficult decisions about how we can put our fiscal house in order Read more about Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection The Cost of Repeal for Young Adults Examining the Impact of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law on Young Adults In this report U S PIRG has examined official research data and projections from independent sources to provide a detailed picture of repeal s impact on young adults The evidence reveals that young people would face significant costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed Read more about The Cost of Repeal for Young Adults Examining the Impact of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law on Young Adults Pages first previous

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