It’s that time of year again. Back to school means hitting the campus bookstore for new textbooks.
Unfortunately, we’re about to get hit with the annual sticker shock of high textbook prices. $200 for one book? Outrageous.
Here’s the deal: we can stand up to high prices and help change the textbook industry. It won’t be easy, but we’re making progress.
I think you’ll find this really cool -- and probably a bit alarming.
We just put together a scrolling infographic to illustrate the growing threat of antibiotics, and what we can do about it.
Even though finals are upon us, our work to fight global warming and protect public health is just ramping up. Yesterday, the California senate approved the Charge Ahead California bill for a Million Clean Cars to help California lead in the fight against global warming. The bill now heads to the Assembly. Standing up to opposition from oil companies and special interests, on this and other issues, is going to take ongoing student action throughout the summer. We're looking for staff, interns and volunteers to join this and other campaign efforts for the summer.
Sign up to volunteer or intern this summer!
The public supports taking strong action to fight global warming, now we need to make sure our elected officials listen. I hope you join us this summer!
Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote for the Election Day on June 3rd. And it only takes a minute to register to vote online.
Register to vote online here.
And then forward this email to a friend or share the link on Facebook and Twitter to remind your friends to register before it’s too late.
PIRG In The News
DAVIS (CBS13) – Greek fraternities in Davis are going green getting an energy update. They’re partnering with the city of Davis and saving money.
A watchdog group called CALPIRG has issued a report called Ripoff 101, documenting that the giant publishers are raising prices of college texts at a rate three times higher than the prices of general books.
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.
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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