The California Legislature has passed the CALPIRG-sponsored Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, which would ban 12 highly toxic ingredients — including mercury and formaldehyde — in beauty and personal care products statewide. The bill passed by a 59-0 vote and aims to address gaps in increasingly outdated laws regulating toxics in cosmetics.
CALPIRG Students (pictured here at a campaign event in 2019) and the University of California (UC) Office of the President jointly announced that UC campuses will start phasing out harmful and unnecessary single-use plastics — paving the way for campuses to be free of non-essential plastics by 2030.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.
More than 2,100 drinking water fountains in California schools have tested positive for lead, according to new analysis from CALPIRG Education Fund. CALPIRG is calling for increased funding to get the lead out of drinking water in schools across California.
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Wild fires in the West have created some of the worst air quality of anywhere in the world right now. This isn't just an issue for children or people with pre-existing conditions, it's a health risk for everyone.
A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.
Unnecessary costs for course materials, such as paying for access codes, are making a bad situation worse.
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.