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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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10/30/2014
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Tell us your student debt story and we'll deliver it to the US Department of Education in Anaheim, CA next week.

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10/27/2014
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How did you cover the cost of textbooks? Did you get a second job? Did you sell your car?

Tell us how you cover the cost of your textbooks each semester. Make it funny, make it touching - just make it - and enter to win a $2,500 textbook scholarship!  

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PIRG In The News

KQED News

California has the highest number of identity theft complaints in the nation, and the average cost to victims is skyrocketing.

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The New York Times

Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges, Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students.

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The Daily Californian

With six days left before Congress makes a decision on the doubling ofstudent loan interest rates, President Barack Obama and college students around the country continue to push for congressional action to stop the increase.

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Time Magazine

Thought the student loan crisis was bad as it is? Now add hefty fees into that mix. Providers say students can avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card, but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in, even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions.

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