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07/24/2013
News Release

Today, college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal, which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon.   

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07/24/2013
News Release

As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point. 

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02/18/2013
Resource

This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest.

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11/26/2012
Resource

From toxic chemicals to choking hazards to dangerous magnets, see what dangerous toys to watch out for while you shop.

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PIRG In The News

Inside Bay Area

Environmentalists, students, a U.S. poet laureate, and a local politician turned up the pressure on Berkeley Wednesday to ban plastic carryout bags.

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ABC7

Ask any college student or parent and they'll tell you textbooks these days are extremely expensive. 7 On Your Side takes a look at the movement to make them more affordable.

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Los Angeles Times

Are farm subsidies making us fat? Billions in taxpayer dollars are going to support high fructose corn syrup and three other common food additives used in junk food, according to a report released this week by the California Public Interest Research Group and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, both consumer advocacy groups.

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Merced Sun-Star

Video:CALPIRG’s Energy Service Corps spent their spring break week weatherizing the Merced fairgrounds building! Click on link to watch.

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