Our state and country have some big problems - global warming, the economy, and the rising cost of college, to name a few.
CALPIRG takes on these problems and has been making a difference since 1972. Recently, we helped protect our oceans by banning plastic grocery bags statewide and increased federal financial aid by $36 billion.
We need to continue fighting for the environment and for students, but we need your help.
Happy Election Day!
Join the millions of students who are voting this year. By voting in big numbers we can raise the voices of young people, together.
Polls are open 7:00am - 8:00pm
Election Day is around the corner and there's nothing scarier than missing the chance to make your voice heard!
Our New Voters Project is working to make sure students have the information they need to cast their votes this Election. Help us by signing up to volunteer at one of our Get Out the Vote Reminder Phonebanks.
Tell us your student debt story and we'll deliver it to the US Department of Education in Anaheim, CA next week.
PIRG In The News
Happy National Voter Registration Day! It may not generate as much excitement as National Donut Day, but it should. Too many Californians aren’t registered to vote. As a result, California ranks among the bottom in voter registration nationwide. And as I’m sure you know, if you aren’t registered, you can’t vote. Now if voters received a free donut for registering or updating their registration record, the Golden State would probably shoot to the top.
Students Against Fracking will celebrate a recent initiative placed on the November ballot to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County in an event called “An Afternoon Against Fracking” this Saturday at noon on Campus Point.
Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights, according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus.
Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations, the three issues of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food labeling, the overuse of antibiotics in animals intended for human consumption and an increased presence of Fair Trade Certified food products in stores are the most prominent.
Spirit Airlines generated the most complaints per 100,000 passengers and Southwest the least, according to a study released Thursday.
The study, by the CALPIRG Education Fund, analyzed complaint data for 13 large domestic airlines lodged with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division from 2009 through 2013. It found that most complaints are about delayed or canceled flights.
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