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12/30/2014
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I am writing one final email this year just to say…thank you!

We have accomplished a lot this year - whether you volunteered, signed a petition, or supported your CALPIRG chapter through the pledge fee – and we couldn’t do it without you.

Check out some of what we’ve accomplished together:

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12/23/2014
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I am writing one final email this quarter just to say…thank you!

We have accomplished a lot this year - whether you volunteered, signed a petition, or supported your CALPIRG chapter through the pledge fee – we couldn’t do it without you.

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12/23/2014
Blog Post

I am writing one final email this quarter just to say…thank you!

We have accomplished a lot this year - whether you volunteered, signed a petition, or supported your CALPIRG chapter through the pledge fee – we couldn’t do it without you.

Check out some of what we’ve accomplished together:

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11/12/2014
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Electric cars are awesome!  They fight global warming pollution, they reduce air pollution and they are just cool. Come join us to check out and test drive electric cars on campus this weekend. 

UC Riverside Electric Vehicle Day
Date: Sunday, Nov 16th
Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside, CE-CERT, 1084 Columbia Ave

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PIRG In The News

kpbs.org

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.

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thinkprogress.org

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:

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nbcsandiego.com

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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abclosangeles.com

A consumer report released Wednesday revealed the majority of taxpayer subsidies are being funneled toward crops used to make junk food and food additives, like high fructose corn syrup.

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