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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
Blog Post

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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04/22/2014
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This Earth Day help California become a leader in the fight against global warming.

Ask the California Senate to Charge Ahead with a new Million Clean Cars program to cut our number one source of global warming pollution, cars and trucks.

Sign the petition here for a Million Clean Cars!

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03/05/2014
Resource

A guide for students to avoid ripoffs from credit cards and big banks.

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PIRG In The News

The Washington Post

Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated with debit cards. Most recently, a report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that hundreds of colleges have partnerships with financial companies to put a student’s financial aid on debit or prepaid cards that carry hefty fees. Under some of these deals, official student photo ID cards can double as debit cards.

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The Daily Bruin

UCLA’s chapter of the California Public Interest Research Group has been campaigning in favor of the measure. In March, the Undergraduate Students Association Council voted unanimously to support CALPIRG’s campaign to ban plastic bags.

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The Daily Californian

CALPIRG held a press conference Wednesday morning to bring attention to their goal of banning plastic bags in the city of Berkeley, and eventually the whole state.

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The Daily Californian

Berkeley City Council is set to consider an item at its Tuesday meeting that would “initiate a public process to inform residents and businesses” that the council is seriously considering adopting a ban on single-use plastic bags.

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