College groups helping out include: UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Irvine.
American Lung Association of California, CALPIRG
, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Planning and Conservation League are part of the California ZEV Alliance, a coalition of health, environmental and public interest groups working together to support the state's ZEV Program.
What we found is what students already know: Textbook prices are increasing and publishers' gimmicks are causing the problem,'' Mark Thornton, CALPIRG state chairman, told a news conference Thursday at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Half of all textbooks now come ``bundled'' or shrink-wrapped with additional materials like CD-ROMs and workbooks that students rarely use, but drive up the cost, according to the CALPIRG study.
SAN FRANCISCO CONTACT: DAVID GRANT AT SENIOR ACTION NETWORK, 415-546-1333 FRESNO: 2550 MARIPOSA MALL, FRESNO CONTACT PERSON BEFORE FRIDAY: LIZ DOYLE AT CALIFORNIA LABOR FEDERATION, AFL-CIO (415) 412-9523 CONTACT: EMILY CLAYTON, CALPIRG
(510) 847-5398 SAN DIEGO: STATE BUILDING, 1350 FRONT ST.
28, 1998--Eighteen months after helping co-found the "ATM No Surcharge Alliance," Sanwa Bank California Monday joined with the public-interest group CALPIRG
and members of San Francisco's municipal government to publicly proclaim its renewed support of the alliance and its consumer-friendly goals.
In addition to TURN, Consumers Union, CALPIRG
, Californians Against Utility Taxes, and Public Media Center will participate in the process.
The public's demand for greater financial privacy protection enjoys overwhelming popular support that cuts across all ideological lines," said Steve Blackledge, Director of CALPIRG
By implying that Estratest is safe and effective for this use, this drug company has taken doctors and consumers for a ride," said Steve Blackledge with CALPIRG.
In addition CCS, CALPIRG, and PAL ask that the company be forced to compensate consumers for money spent on the drug and relinquish all profits received from its sale.
The Californians for Privacy Now coalition has been spearheaded by the state chapters of the American Association of Retired People, Consumers Union and the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as the Consumer Federation of California, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, CALPIRG
, and E-LOAN.