California made strides for our health, our environment and consumer rights this past year. But there's always more to do and CALPIRG has some ideas.

On Jan. 23, CALPIRG released our 2019 Legislative Agenda, calling for action in Sacramento on lead in water, the overuse of antibiotics, health care consumer protections, data security, clean transportation, and plastic and electronic waste.

"With so many challenges facing our country, we need California to be forging a path for solutions," said CALPIRG's Emily Rusch.

For instance, we are working with the California Legislature to ensure school drinking water fountains are free from lead contamination, and to accelerate the transition to clean, electric vehicles. Our victories from the last legislative session include laws that ban toxic flame retardant chemicals, protect our personal data, and promote the switch to renewable energy.

Read the agenda here

Photo Caption: This year, CALPIRG plans to tackle issues such as antibiotic resistance, lead in drinking water, transportation pollution and voter participation.

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