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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    speed rail network the state has much to learn from experiences abroad High speed rail lines have operated for decades in Europe and Asia providing a wealth of information about what California can expect from high speed rail and how the state can receive the greatest possible benefits from its investment Read more about Next Stop California The Benefits of High Speed Rail Around the World and What s in Store for California Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection A Cover to Cover Solution How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability College textbook prices have skyrocketed in recent years threatening the affordability and accessibility of higher education in America The average student spends 900 on textbooks annually which can be the tipping point between affording a degree and dropping out because of cost As prices continue to rise the need for solutions is increasingly urgent This report looks at some of the solutions Read more about A Cover to Cover Solution How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability Report Textbooks A Cover to Cover Solution The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market rentals e books and e readers and open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of textbooks The report finds that student preferences vary widely and that options like rentals and e books only appeal to a subset of students Open textbooks have the highest potential as a solution because they can meet the needs of all students Read more about A Cover to Cover Solution 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

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges Report CALPIRG Transit The Right Track Building a 21st Century High Speed Rail System for America The new report analyzes the potential of high speed rail in nine different regions including the California and presents eleven public interest recommendations for how to spend high speed rail investments in the future According to data cited in the report reduced air and car travel mean large pollution reductions and oil savings for the state It is estimated that the network will reduce global warming pollution by up to 12 billion pounds of carbon dioxide a year by 2030 the equivalent of taking almost one million cars off the road and improve air quality in all regions Get Read more about The Right Track Building a 21st Century High Speed Rail System for America Report Student PIRGs Demos United States Student Association Higher Ed Subpriming Our Students New Briefing Paper Says College Students Need Consumer Financial Protection Agency to Watchdog Risky Loans Read more about Subpriming Our Students 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 and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public

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    next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Read more about The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Report Consumer Protection The Small Business Dilemma How Rising Health Care Costs are Tough on Small Business Three hundred and forty three small business owners and managers across the country made their views heard through a survey which investigated the impact of health care costs on their businesses Read more about The Small Business Dilemma How Rising Health Care Costs are Tough on Small Business Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level Read more about Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization 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

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    NVRA however many states continue to appear unaware of the federal rules regarding voter roll purges A survey of state laws and election officials shows that on the eve of the 2008 general election voters across the country do not appear to enjoy the important voter protection provisions afforded by the NVRA Read more about Vanishing Voters Why Registered Voters Drop Off the Rolls Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection Course Correction How Digital Textbooks are Off Track and How to Set Them Straight The Student PIRGs conducted this study to determine how digital textbooks can live up to their potential as a solution Through a survey of 504 students from Oregon and Illinois and 50 commonly assigned textbook titles we confirm three fundamental criteria affordability printing options and accessibility We found that publishers digital e textbooks fail to meet these criteria and that an emerging form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match Read more about Course Correction How Digital Textbooks are Off Track and How to Set Them Straight Report CALPIRG Consumer Protection Total Recall The Need for CPSC Reform Now The year 2007 was called the year of the recall But in 2008 recalls are up according to Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC data Already as these data show more toys and children s products have been recalled in the first half of this year than in the first half of last year a supposed 100 year flood period Read more about Total Recall The Need for CPSC Reform Now 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

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 Read more about Limited Knowledge Report Higher Ed Textbooks Ripoff 101 2nd Edition In order to both confirm our initial findings and to follow up on a number of anecdotal reports of additional problems with textbook pricing the State PIRGs conducted an expanded survey of the most widely purchased textbooks at 59 colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Read more about Ripoff 101 2nd Edition Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 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

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  • Great Pacific Clean-up Project Packet | CALPIRG Students
    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 Resources by Campaign Make Textbooks

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  • Other | CALPIRG Students
    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

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  • Healthy Foods Project Packet | CALPIRG Students
    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

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