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05/04/2018
Blog Post

Our UC San Diego chapter won a successful campaign to pass a campus-wide referendum to keep CALPIRG here at UCSD. 

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04/05/2018
Blog Post

Marco-Landon Siu, APSA Political Action Coordinator

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03/21/2018
Blog Post

In today’s long-overdue budget bill, Congress set aside $5 million for open textbook initiatives nationwide, which would replace high-cost publisher materials with free materials that can be accessed online or downloaded.

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03/20/2018
News Release

Today, Congress introduced its budget omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year, in which appropriators set aside $5 million for a program to lower textbook costs for students.

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PIRG In The News

The Daily Bruin

Students at the UCLA chapter of the California Public Interest Research Group, an advocacy group, traveled to In-N-Out Burger’s Irvine headquarters Saturday to deliver 82 petitions calling on the fast food chain to reduce the use of medically important antibitoics in its food production. 

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KKFX - Fox 11

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - CALPIRG chapters from all 8 campuses met at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Saturday to share new skills and choose future campaigns.

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The Daily Bruin

CALPIRG, a statewide student advocacy group is campaigning to have University of California campuses use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

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The Courier

Joined by Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Angus King (I-ME), Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin reintroduced a bill titled “Affordable College Textbook Act” to “expand the use of open college textbooks" with PIRG Higher Education Advocate Kaitlyn Vitez.

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