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

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03/05/2014
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As college students we are new to managing money, and that makes us vulnerable to the misleading practices of banks. Confusing, deceptive practices from banks and financial institutions can lead to sky-high debt and financial crisis in the short term, and impact our financial health for years to come. Make sure that you have the tools to protect yourself and manage the basics of personal finance by getting our online guide to Avoid the Debt Trap!

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02/25/2014
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On Monday I went to the Capitol with CALPIRG students from across the state; check out the photos here.

We held 57 meetings, supporting bills to disclose big money in politics, get more emission-free vehicles on the road in California, and stop the overuse of antibiotics in the livestock industry.

Lobbying at the Capitol has always been my favorite part of my involvement with CALPIRG. When I meet with our elected officials in Sacramento I get to see the impact of all the petition signatures and education events on campus. Senator Wolk's office was impressed to get so many petitions from UC Davis students and hear what we had to say!

Having a campus public interest group means that its not just the big powerful interests who have a voice in Sacramento, but every day people like you and me.

Thanks!

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PIRG In The News

The Daily Californian

Following a collaborative campaign to register and educate UC Berkeley students to vote in Tuesday’s election, campus organizations are now making a final effort to ensure that students know where to cast their votes.

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The Daily Californian

A rally was held at the steps of Upper Sproul Plaza on Friday to protest and raise awareness of the controversial Measure S that will be voted on by Berkeley residents on Tuesday.

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Golden Gate Xpress

As a joint collaboration between California Public Interest Research Group and AmeriCorps, the CALPIRG Energy Service Corp is focused on getting students engaged, involved and educated about energy conservation, preservation and efficient energy use.

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The Daily Californian

Californians can now register to vote from their computers, thanks to an online voter registration system launched Wednesday — a program that university student groups have been lobbying for and expect to bring more students to the polls this November.

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