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.
Quick update: We did it!
At 2pm today we turned in 20,000 signatures, collected in just 3 weeks, to the county elections office.
This quarter we joined up with a huge coalition of environmental groups to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County. We needed to collect 20,000 petition signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot, and we did it. Now Santa Barbara county residents can vote in November to ban fracking!
PIRG In The News
Citing the obesity epidemic among America’s children, a California consumer group says federal subsidies support junk food instead of fresh food. CALPIRG’s report is called “Apples to Twinkies 2012” because it says producers of corn syrup are financially favored over apple growers.
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:
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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