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I am writing one final email this quarter just to say…thank you!

We have accomplished a lot this year - whether you volunteered, signed a petition, or supported your CALPIRG chapter through the pledge fee – we couldn’t do it without you.

Check out some of what we’ve accomplished together:

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Electric cars are awesome!  They fight global warming pollution, they reduce air pollution and they are just cool. Come join us to check out and test drive electric cars on campus this weekend. 

UC Riverside Electric Vehicle Day
Date: Sunday, Nov 16th
Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside, CE-CERT, 1084 Columbia Ave

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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. 

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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

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PIRG In The News

KGO 810 Radio

College students all over California are being bombarded by a massive campaign to try and get them to register to vote.  

KGO's Leslie Brinkley reports from the Cal campus.

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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.

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The Daily Nexus

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.

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The California Aggie

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.

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