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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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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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PIRG In The News

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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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Students with the UC Santa Cruz chapter of California Public Interest Research Group worked Tuesday to register more than 40 new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day.

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The Daily Californian

A voter registration drive and rally near Sather Gate on Tuesday aimed to publicize California’s new online voter registration system and to register new voters.

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