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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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03/18/2018
Blog Post

Take a look at what we accomplished this quarter alone! 

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03/07/2018
News Release

Student government leaders of the undersigned colleges and universities write to Congress on the urgent need to address the skyrocketing price of textbooks, and a request to create a national open textbook pilot grants program in the FY18 appropriations bill.

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Daily Bruin

Check out UCLA CALPIRG intern Emma Friedl's op-ed published by the Daily Bruin on our fracking campaign. 

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Daily Nexus

UCSB’s CALPIRG chapter is working to convince students to vote yes on Prop 67, which will effectively ban plastic bags in the state of California.

Read more: http://dailynexus.com/2016-10-20/calpirg-pushes-for-yes-on-prop-37/

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The New York Times

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

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