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09/07/2013
Blog Post

We're getting ready to roll up our sleeves and fight poverty in a big way. Join us this Sunday at 9pm EST to learn how you can get involved with the national Resolve to Fight Poverty Conference at UNC Chapel Hill on Oct. 4-6.

Over the next four weeks, we're ramping up to influence the local and national dialogue about hunger and homelessness. More than 200 students from across the country will travel to Chapel Hill to get hands-on training on how to address the root causes of hunger and homelessness.

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07/24/2013
News Release

Today, college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal, which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon.   

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07/24/2013
News Release

As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point. 

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02/18/2013
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This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest.

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PIRG In The News

thinkprogress.org

While Congress struggles to push a Farm Bill through before the critical legislation expires, a new report by the California Public Interest Group (CALPIRG) highlights an underdiscussed problem with the way the law has been structured in the past: it’s making us unhealthy. CALPIRG researchers found that the crop subsidies in the Farm Bill overwhelmingly went to ingredients that fuel the junk food industry rather than fresh fruits and vegetables. As a result, the subsidies artificially driving down prices for the very foodstuffs fueling the nation’sobesity crisis:

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nbcsandiego.com

A new study released Wednesday in San Diego shows that American taxpayers are subsidizing junk food at a level that dwarfs federal support for healthy foods.
 

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abclosangeles.com

A consumer report released Wednesday revealed the majority of taxpayer subsidies are being funneled toward crops used to make junk food and food additives, like high fructose corn syrup.

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abc local

A new report reveals some major discrepancies in the cost of having surgery in California. The price of many common surgical procedures is far higher in the Bay Area than anywhere else in the state.

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