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News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

Gov. Newsom makes the right call to save lives

Even as cases come down as a result of shutting down parts of the economy and other public health interventions, to maintain that progress the state has to implement more robust testing, contact tracing, and isolation protocols. This is our second chance to reopen safely, we might not get a third.

News Release | CALPIRG Students | Solid Waste

The University of California moves to scrap single-use plastics

University of California campuses will start phasing-out single-use plastics, paving the way for campuses free of non-essential plastics by 2030, the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and CALPIRG Students announced jointly today. The new policy will transition UC away from plastic bags in retail and dining locations and eventually eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, helping to reduce the production of plastic pollution in California and prevent microplastics from contaminating waterways.  

News Release | CALPIRG Students | Higher Ed

Statement: Landmark Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights passes key hurdle

Passage in California State Senate committee leaves bill poised to become law

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

California’s COVID-19 numbers may be declining, but the state is still far from being safe to reopen

California is far from being out of the woods in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the state should not further reopen until key public health metrics are met.

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

Hundreds of Calif. health professionals tell Gov. Gavin Newsom: it’s time to shut down, start over and do it right

Oakland -- Today CALPIRG repeats its call on Governor Newsom to hit the reset button on the state’s response to containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as cases continue to signal an “uncontrolled spread” in the state. More than 1,200 health professionals nationwide, including nearly 250 from California, have now signed an open letter to America’s decision makers urging them to shut it down, start over, and do it right this time to contain COVID-19 and save lives.

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