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News Release | Higher Ed

New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama is taking a bold step to protect student consumers from financial tricks and traps by announcing a recess appointment of his well-qualified nominee, Richard Cordray, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB can improve private student loans as well as credit cards and debit cards issued on campus.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

Survey Finds Toxic or Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to California Public Interest Research Group’s 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report.

News Release | CALPIRG | Oceans

CALPIRG Students Support Koretz and L.A. Bag Ban Ordinance

Los Angeles is considering a ban on plastic bags as part of a bag ban ordinance introduced by Councilmember Paul Koretz.

News Release | CALPIRG | Transit

CALPIRG Students Rally for High Speed Rail

It’s no surprise that CALPIRG is a strong supporter of High Speed Rail for California.

News Release | CALPIRG | Textbooks

‘Textbook Rebellion’ National Tour Visits UC Davis

Today, two larger-than-life textbook mascot characters joined forces with students at UC Davis to rally support for solutions to the rapidly rising cost of textbooks. 

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