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News Release | CALPIRG

Oakland – With school kids “back to school”, and the legislature wrapping up their 2019 session, CALPIRG today released a new free toolkit to help parents, teachers and administrators Get the Lead Out of school drinking water.  With a lack of complete information on lead contamination in schools throughout the state, CALPIRG Education Fund provide this tool to grapple with this serious health threat facing our children.

News Release | CALPIRG

Last night the California state Legislature failed to act on the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act before they adjourned for the year. The landmark companion bills put California on a path to reducing single-use packaging and foodware by 75 percent by 2030.

News Release | US PIRG

In a big win for keeping antibiotics effective, Chick-fil-A announced today that it has officially met its 2014 goal of eliminating chicken raised with antibiotics from its supply chain and now serves No Antibiotics Ever(NAE) chicken in all 2,400+ of its U.S. restaurants.

News Release | CALPIRG

Yesterday California legislature gave final approval to a bill that would require all precinct polling locations to offer same-day voter registration. In 2018, most counties only offered one same-day voter registration location in the entire county. SB 72 (Umberg) now heads to Gov. Newsom’s desk for his signature. 

News Release | CALPIRG

Statement by Laura Deehan, Public Health Advocate for CALPIRG 

“With AB 48, the California legislature is proposing to make a downpayment on the investment needed to get the lead out of California school drinking water.”

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