CALPIRG at UC Berkeley

Student Activism and Organizing Class/Training

Day/Time: Every Wednesday at 6:00pm 

Location: 112 Hearst Gym

There are more probems than we should tolerate and more solutions than we implement! If you are a student that wants to change society and fight for the public or if you already are in another student group and want training, then this training series is for you. Come learn about different models of organizing, how to lobby, and the ettiquette with media. The classes are open to all - just drop in or call Corie, your UC Berkeley trained orgaizer if you want to request a special training for your group.

CORE Meeting

Day/Time: Every Tuesday at 6pm 

Location: 112 Hearst Gym

Campaign Meetings

After CORE Meetings, around 7pm!



Get Involved!

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Contact Info: Email | | 714-600-6706
Campus Organizer: Corie Radka

We are UC Berkeley students' public interest group, and have been since 1976. Because 20% of the student body supports our work, we get real results. For example, last year we helped pass a plastic bag ban here in Alameda County to protect the ocean from plastic pollution and the after years of work by students we are on the brink of becoming the first state to ban plastic bags across the board. Even more recent victories include registering 8,000 Golden Bears to vote, passing a bill to make textbooks more affordable, and getting $36 billion in financial aid directly to students (through Pell grants). We offer opportunities for you to become an intern or volunteer, where you can learn a variety of skills while really making a difference. By joining CALPIRG, you can see how easy it is to get involved in a large movement for social change.

This semester, we're working on...

  • Fighting global warming with the Berkeley Go Solar! Campaign
  • Conserving water in Berkeley with the Water Watch Campaign
  • Saving Antibiotics by convincing McDonalds to buy antibiotic free meat

Students' support can go a long way

The thing that makes us so effective is that 15% of our students pledge to pay $10 on their bill every semester to fund CALPIRG. When we share our resources, we can stand up to powerful opposition that generate enough profit to influence lawmakers in their favor with ease. Students' contributions help us make students’ voices just as influential, allowing us to hire our own professional staff to train students to run effective campaigns as well as advocate in Sacramento and Washington DC full time on our behalf. 

Pledge Reversal

If you are one of the 15% of the student body that supports CALPIRG and you no longer wish to support the movement please email your name and student ID and note that you want to de-pledge. Thank you for your support!

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