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News Release | The State PIRGs | Higher Ed

Students to Congress: Don’t Double Student Debt Rates

Washington, D.C. – With the student loan interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers, CALPIRG Students and coalition partners deliver over 130,000 letters to Congress urging a different plan.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

CALPIRG Releases New Shopping Guide For Cell Phones

San Francisco, CA – It is a challenge to save money when shopping for a cell phone, but it needn’t be. The California Public Interest Research Education Fund (CALPIRG) released today a new cell phone shoppers’ guide titled Making the Right Call: A Consumers' Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan, offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone

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.

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