Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are dealing with horrific shortages of supplies they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19.
A review of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Complaint Database reveals a sharp spike in consumer complaints about auto purchasing, leasing and finance since the beginning of the pandemic.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order requiring that all new cars and passenger trucks in California be zero-emission vehicles by 2035, and banning the sale of new gas-powered cars after that year. Coming as wildfires continue to rage across California and other western states, this is the country’s most ambitious plan for electrifying transportation.
Included in the windfall of CALPIRG-supported legislative victories this year are a law creating a California consumer watchdog, a first-in-the-nation ban on 12 toxic chemicals in personal care products sold in California, and a law prohibiting flavored tobacco products in the state, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed hours after it passed the Legislature.
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At any given time, about 1.3 million people with long-term medical issues or short-term rehabilitation needs are residing in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes. And too many of them are at risk, according to an analysis of government data by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.
With Election Day coming up, here's a tip guide for what to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place.
Plastic “recycling” makes us more dependent on the material in surprising ways, and that makes our pollution problem much worse
In order to hit the testing target that the Brown School of Public Health and Harvard Global Health Institute say is necessary to effectively suppress the virus, California needs to conduct more than eight times as much testing as we are doing now. CALPIRG is urging people to sign a petition to the governor urging him to commit to hitting that testing target.
Consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding vehicle loans and leases have increased sharply during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the CALPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The analysis suggests that consumers in California and across the United States are facing abusive and deceptive practices from the automobile lending industry.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.