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07/03/2014
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I think you’ll find this really cool -- and probably a bit alarming.

We just put together a scrolling infographic to illustrate the growing threat of antibiotics, and what we can do about it. 

Take a look, then help spread the word – and take action if you haven’t already.

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05/28/2014
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Even though finals are upon us, our work to fight global warming and protect public health is just ramping up.  Yesterday, the California senate approved the Charge Ahead California bill for a Million Clean Cars to help California lead in the fight against global warming. The bill now heads to the Assembly. Standing up to opposition from oil companies and special interests, on this and other issues, is going to take ongoing student action throughout the summer.  We're looking for staff, interns and volunteers to join this and other campaign efforts for the summer.

Sign up to volunteer or intern this summer!

The public supports taking strong action to fight global warming, now we need to make sure our elected officials listen. I hope you join us this summer!

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05/18/2014
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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. 

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05/01/2014
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Quick update: We did it!

At 2pm today we turned in 20,000 signatures, collected in just 3 weeks, to the county elections office.

This quarter we joined up with a huge coalition of environmental groups to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County. We needed to collect 20,000 petition signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot, and we did it. Now Santa Barbara county residents can vote in November to ban fracking!

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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring of financial-aid programs and redirecting most of the money to new education initiatives.

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The Daily Californian

Ten members of the UC Berkeley chapter of CalPIRG rallied in front of Sather Gate Thursday against the construction of a controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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CBS 13

DAVIS (CBS13) – Greek fraternities in Davis are going green getting an energy update. They’re partnering with the city of Davis and saving money.

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Illinois Times

A watchdog group called CALPIRG has issued a report called Ripoff 101, documenting that the giant publishers are raising prices of college texts at a rate three times higher than the prices of general books.

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