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05/30/2012
News Release

Banks and other financial firms take advantage of partnerships with colleges and universities, creating financial traps for students.

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05/30/2012
Report

Banks and other financial firms are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to form partnerships with colleges and universities to produce campus student ID cards and to offer student aid disbursements on debit or prepaid cards. In addition to on-campus services, such as student ID functions offered on the card, some cards offer traditional debit card services linked to bank accounts; other cards provide additional reloadable prepaid card functions. The disbursement of financial aid and university refunds is the most significant partnership identified.

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05/24/2012
Blog Post

This summer we're running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across California, and we'd love your help.

Let us know if you want to volunteer: sign up here.

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05/23/2012
Blog Post

Here's my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July.

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PIRG In The News

The Daily Californian

CALPIRG held a press conference Wednesday morning to bring attention to their goal of banning plastic bags in the city of Berkeley, and eventually the whole state.

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The Daily Californian

Berkeley City Council is set to consider an item at its Tuesday meeting that would “initiate a public process to inform residents and businesses” that the council is seriously considering adopting a ban on single-use plastic bags.

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The Daily Californian

With Alameda County poised to adopt a single-use plastic bag ban soon, the Berkeley City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday night to officially inform the public that such a ban may be on its way in the city.

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