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11/12/2014
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Electric cars are awesome!  They fight global warming pollution, they reduce air pollution and they are just cool. Come join us to check out and test drive electric cars on campus this weekend. 

UC Riverside Electric Vehicle Day
Date: Sunday, Nov 16th
Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside, CE-CERT, 1084 Columbia Ave

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11/10/2014
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Our state and country have some big problems - global warming, the economy, and the rising cost of college, to name a few.

CALPIRG takes on these problems and has been making a difference since 1972. Recently, we helped protect our oceans by banning plastic grocery bags statewide and increased federal financial aid by $36 billion. 

We need to continue fighting for the environment and for students, but we need your help. 

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11/04/2014
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Happy Election Day!

Join the millions of students who are voting this year. By voting in big numbers we can raise the voices of young people, together.

Polls are open 7:00am - 8:00pm

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11/02/2014
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Election Day is around the corner and there's nothing scarier than missing the chance to make your voice heard!

Our New Voters Project is working to make sure students have the information they need to cast their votes this Election.  Help us by signing up to volunteer at one of our Get Out the Vote Reminder Phonebanks.

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PIRG In The News

The Press Enterprise

Want to know how an electrically-powered beemer handles?

Riverside Electric Vehicle Day on Sunday will give participants the chance to drive an electric car including models from BMW and Nissan.

The free event is co-hosted by the Charge Ahead California campaign, UC Riverside, and the California Student Public Interest Research Group.

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The Daily Californian

Unlike this year’s controversial “soda tax” measure, one city ballot measure has flown under the radar. Measure P expresses dissatisfaction with corporate personhood and campaign-finance laws in the United States in the hope of passing a Constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood.

The driving force behind the measure’s inclusion on the city ballot was CalPIRG’s “Reclaim Democracy” campaign. CalPIRG is a group that works to protect consumer and voter rights and has a chapter at UC Berkeley.

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The Daily Bruin

The California ban on single-use plastic bags is a huge step toward reducing litter, but it might not be as effective a change as its advocates assume.  On Sept. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown became the first governor to sign a statewide ban on plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores. Many California cities already instituted the ban earlier this year, including Los Angeles. In his signing statement, Brown stated that he hopes to encourage other states across the nation to follow our example and reduce their litter as well.

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The Daily Californian

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. 

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