Californians have been misled by the misuse of the "chasing arrows" recycling symbol. The California Assembly recently voted to prohibit manufacturers from using the recycling symbol on non-recyclable materials. CALPIRG will encourage Gov. Newsom to sign the bill if and when it reaches his desk.
As kids return to school this fall, it's up to us to make sure they aren't returning to water fountains and other fixtures that contaminate their drinking water with lead. CALPIRG is urging the state Senate to pass legislation that minimizes lead exposure in drinking water by banning the sale of water faucets and fixtures that leach lead.
We support California's requirement that all school employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to weekly testing. California is making the right move to ensure the safety of our children and teachers as school begins this fall.
After a long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CALPIRG has relaunched our canvassing program with a focus on moving California beyond plastic. Our door-to-door outreach efforts are building support for limiting the availability of single-use plastics in the state and requiring that all packaging be recyclable or compostable by 2030.
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News & Research
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote early next week on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major bipartisan package for transportation, clean water, power infrastructure and broadband.
As of Sept. 28, phone companies must start blocking calls from providers who haven't told the Federal Communications Commission where they stand on protecting their customers from illegal robocalls.
The good news: Illegal robocalls seem to be declining a bit. The bad news: They'll probably never go away completely. Consumers need to remain vigilant to protect their personal information and their money.
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.