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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | COVID-19

Consumer complaints about COVID-19 fraud pass 200,000

Consumer complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the coronavirus exceeded 200,000 on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a total of more than $140 million in fraud losses. This release summarizes actions by 15 federal agencies to stop fraud related to Covid-19 and offers consumer tips to report fraud and protect themselves against scams.

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19, Public Health

15,000 Californians have died from COVID-19: CALPIRG calls to expand testing, limit interstate travel

California surpassed 15,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday, making it the state with the fourth-highest number of deaths as the United States approaches 200,000 deaths across the country.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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.

News Release | CALPIRG

Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act passes legislature

In a landmark victory for public health, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act (AB 2762) passed the Assembly with a bipartisan 59-0 vote Sunday. Having passed the state Senate previously, the bill is now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Tips, COVID-19, Consumer Protection

Critical bill to shield Californians from price gouging passes legislature

A key bill to protect consumers from price gouging during the COVID-19 crisis passed the California Senate with a bipartisan 39-0 vote Monday.

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