Updates

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

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.

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.

California Fire Resources

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

UC moves to scrap single-use plastics

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.  

Statement: Landmark Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights passes key hurdle

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.