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11/12/2014
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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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11/10/2014
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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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11/04/2014
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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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11/02/2014
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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.

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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

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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The Daily Californian

Ten members of the UC Berkeley chapter of CalPIRG rallied in front of Sather Gate Thursday against the construction of a controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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CBS 13

DAVIS (CBS13) – Greek fraternities in Davis are going green getting an energy update. They’re partnering with the city of Davis and saving money.

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Illinois Times

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.

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