PIRG in the News

Media Hit | New Voters Project

Students at UCSD Register to Vote Online

CALPIRG, the California New Americans Vote Campaign, and the University of California Student Association are coming together this Fall to ask students across the San Diego area to register to vote online. These groups are appearing on San Diego campuses and neighborhoods with their newly developed online registration tool that is linked to the California Secretary of State’s database.

Media Hit | New Voters Project

Voter registration rally held on Sproul Tuesday

A voter registration drive and rally near Sather Gate on Tuesday aimed to publicize California’s new online voter registration system and to register new voters.

Media Hit | New Voters Project

Campus, county working to register voters for the 2012 election as part of National Voter Registration Day

Students with the UC Santa Cruz chapter of California Public Interest Research Group worked Tuesday to register more than 40 new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day.

Media Hit | New Voters Project

California online voter registration system could increase student voter turnout

Californians can now register to vote from their computers, thanks to an online voter registration system launched Wednesday — a program that university student groups have been lobbying for and expect to bring more students to the polls this November.

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

The great textbook robbery

A watchdog group called CALPIRG has issued a report called Ripoff 101, documenting that the giant publishers are raising prices of college texts at a rate three times higher than the prices of general books.

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