It’s Election Day! CALPIRG’s New Voters Project is using today to keep up the unprecedented momentum! This fall CALPIRG Students has been hard at work to help register and mobilize students to vote and participate in our democracy. Our team… Read more
We’re America’s largest generation, and we’re working for a better future. Here’s our 2019-2020 annual report.
As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.
For Election Day, the nonpartisan California Campus Vote Project, a coalition of statewide student associations including CALPIRG Students and the UC Students Association, is hosting a day long vote-a-thon with the Secretary of State’s office to showcase the enthusiasm that young people have to turn out to the polls this year.
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as safe as possible. For up to date information about the… Read more
OAKLAND — University of California campuses will start phasing-out single-use plastics, paving the way for campuses free of non-essential plastics by 2030, the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and CALPIRG Students announced jointly today. The new policy will transition UC away from plastic bags in retail and dining locations and eventually eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, helping to reduce the production of plastic pollution in California and prevent microplastics from contaminating waterways.
SACRAMENTO — The California Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to support the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights (AB 376). The landmark bill would empower the Attorney General’s office to license student loan servicers, which will enable greater oversight of potentially predatory lenders. It would also set a new national high water mark for protecting students by ensuring that fundamental consumer protections are granted to borrowers.
This year CALPIRG Students engaged 2,000 volunteers and worked to ban single-use plastics and turn out the youth vote. Read more in our annual report.
This year was supposed to be a comeback year for Kyle Schulz and the College Republicans at Cal Poly Pomona, in eastern Los Angeles County. In 2018, the House district in which the campus resides was caught up in the… Read more
WASHINGTON — A newly announced agreement will protect the finances of millions of Americans who owe money on student loans.