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07/03/2014
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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. 

Take a look, then help spread the word – and take action if you haven’t already.

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05/28/2014
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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!

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05/18/2014
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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. 

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05/01/2014
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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!

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PIRG In The News

KEYT.com Santa Barbara

CALPIRG is meeting with Congresswoman Lois Capps tomorrow to talk about the upcoming farm bill discussions and where priorities should be for federal farm subsidies.

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The Daily Californian

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement that Congress is “blindsiding about 143,000 students next year.”

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UCSB Daily News Letter

Student groups at UCSB including the Associated Students Coastal Fund, Environmental Affairs Board, Isla Vista Surfrider Foundation and CalPirg, have banded together with campus administration and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to make a profound impact on the campus community and the City of Santa Barbara. 

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The Washington Post

“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.

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