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
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.
For a college student on a budget, forking over $200 for one textbook...
Students at UC Davis gathered to celebrate the marriage of Chevron and...
WASHINGTON — Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring of financial-aid programs and redirecting most of the money to new education initiatives.
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