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.
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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!
This Earth Day help California become a leader in the fight against global warming.
Ask the California Senate to Charge Ahead with a new Million Clean Cars program to cut our number one source of global warming pollution, cars and trucks.
PIRG In The News
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the East Bay for a fundraising event next Thursday evening
Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”
TRUCKEE, Calif. — CALPIRG's (California Public Interest Research Group) Energy Service Corps (a joint project of CALPIRG and AmeriCorps) student volunteers will take time off from spring break to help communities save money on heating and electric bills. The student volunteers will perform free energy audits and weatherizations of homes and buildings in Truckee. They will also teach energy conservation lessons in schools and run a workshop for community members about energy use and energy efficiency. The energy workshop and weatherization for Tuesday, March 27, 3-6 p.m. at High Fives Nonprofit Foundation, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Truckee has been canceled.
A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.
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