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07/21/2012
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Want to join the fight to make textbooks affordable?  Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the textbooks campaign on your campus. 

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07/06/2012
News Release

Students can breathe a sigh of relief today. At least for the next year, student strapped with debt will get a temporary reprieve from doubling interest rates on their loans borrowed next year.

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07/03/2012
Blog Post

We did it.

Over 7 million students will save an average of $1,000 in loan repayments, helping us become the next generation of teachers, doctors, and innovators.

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06/29/2012
News Release

Statement of Rich Williams, U.S. PIRG Higher Education Advocate, on the Congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling.

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PIRG In The News

The Daily Californian

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement that Congress is “blindsiding about 143,000 students next year.”

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UCSB Daily News Letter

Student groups at UCSB including the Associated Students Coastal Fund, Environmental Affairs Board, Isla Vista Surfrider Foundation and CalPirg, have banded together with campus administration and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to make a profound impact on the campus community and the City of Santa Barbara. 

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The Washington Post

“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.

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Contra Costa Times

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the East Bay for a fundraising event next Thursday evening

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