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Great Pacific Cleanup

By | Vince Slevin
CALPIRG State Board Chair

California students from San Diego to Davis have been working hard to address the problem of plastic pollution in the Pacific.

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Protecting Students' Right to Vote

By | Student PIRGs

On December 15, the Florida PIRG Education Fund, along with the League of Women Voters of Florida and Rock the Vote, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tallahassee challenging Florida’s onerous new restrictions on community-based voter registration drives on the basis that they violate both the U.S. Constitution and the National Voter Registration Act.

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Winning! Facebook settles with FTC

By | Student PIRGs

Big News.

Today Facebook settled a privacy complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC says Facebook "deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public." Read the FTC's full statement here.

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Protecting Internet Freedom

By | Student PIRGs

We've joined two other leading consumer groups-- the Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union (the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports magazine) -- in a letter to Congress in opposition to the so-called Stop Online Privacy Act, HR 3261 (SOPA).

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