Updates

Students take to the (virtual) Capitol

Every term, students participating in our on-campus leadership program learn valuable civic engagement and advocacy skills. In the past two weeks students advocated for higher education affordability and clean energy at the federal and state level. At CALPIRG’s annual National… Read more

Staying Safe during Spring Break

Spring is here! As the weather gets warmer, many of us may think back to a year when everything was normal and we could travel and have fun with our friends and family. Although this year is different, we can… Read more

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market, Third Edition

This national survey of more than 5,000 college students was taken in September 2020, and builds on similar surveys from 2013 and 2019. It offers a snapshot in time of student experiences, particularly those at four-year institutions, in the first full semester of the pandemic and points out more long-term problems that institutions and national leaders must work to solve.

Increasing Competitive Cal Grants in the 2021-22 State Budget

Today we write in strong support of the Governor’s proposal to increase the number of competitive
Cal Grant awards available annually to 50,000, which will help thousands more students obtain the
credentials they – and the state – need to recover from the health and economic crises wrought by COVID19.

UC Irvine Becomes a Certified Bee Campus USA Affiliate

IRVINE, CA: In the ever-growing movement to protect planet Earth and tackle climate change, UC Irvine just became a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. The path to certification was spearheaded by a group known as the “Save the Bees Campaign,” and the campus now joins 106 other “Bee Campuses” in pollinator conservation efforts.

Home Safe for the Holidays

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.

Highlights from the CALPIRG New Voters Project

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

California student coalition is driving youth turn out

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.