CALPIRG

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CALPIRGCalifornia Public Interest Research Group
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"The thing we really want to push for is more education at the college level," says CALPIRG's Jacobson.
PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUPS, c/o CALPIRG, 11965 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, (310) 397-5270, adelattre@aol.com; www.pirg.org/student/
The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), in its online Consumer Tips for Choosing a Bank (www.pirg.org/calpirg/consumer/ banktip.htm#complain), offers this suggestion: "If the bank tries to charge you a fee for talking to a human teller or to call them on the phone, don't simply complain.
These gaps are one focus of a survey of 66 identity theft victims conducted by the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
Over eighty opposing groups, ranging from national organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation, to regional and local entities such as the Wetlands Action Network and California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), have fought the proposed development.
"The politicians and the developers take the 1950s mentality that development is what matters and they'll restore a little bit of the wetlands while turning most of the area into a housing and shopping development," says Steve Crandall, the attorney representing Wetlands Action Network and the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), two environmental groups who are fighting Playa Vista.
Take, for example, the reform fight in California's last election, in which Common Cause and CALPIRG each championed its pet ballot initiative.
CALPIRG (watchdog@pirg.org) has a new guide, What Can Consumers Do to Avoid Becoming Theft-of-Identity Victims?
Between 1991 and 1995, according to a study called Pollution Politics by the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), oil companies and automakers spent nearly $34 million to influence public policy in the state, the sum including $29 million in lobbying; $3.97 million in donations to statewide and legislative candidates; and $945,000 specifically to the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Governor Pete Wilson.
Other endorsers include the United Farm Workers, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Democratic Club, Dolores Huerta, former senator and presidential candidate John Ander son, San Francisco's district attorney, the San Francisco Tenants Union, the Green Party, CALPIRG, the Black Leadership Forum, the African American Business and Community Development PAC, Pride at Work, and many more.
Preference voting won endorsement from the San Francisco Democratic Party, the most important endorsement in the city, and endorsements from the San Francisco Examiner, the largest labor unions in the Bay area (including SEIU Locals 790 and 250 and the ILWU), the Police Officers Association, the United Farm Workers, National Organization for Women (NOW), Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), MALDEF, Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Democratic Club, Dolores Huerta, San Francisco's district attorney Terrance Hallinan, Tenants Union, Green Party, CALPIRG, the Black Leadership Forum, African American Business and Community Development PAC, Pride At Work and many more.
(177) EMILY CLAYTON, CALPIRG, 'TIS ALWAYS THE SEASON FOR GIVING: A WHITE PAPER ON THE PRACTICE AND PROBLEMS OF PHARMACEUTICAL DETAILING 4 (2004), available at http://www.calpirg.org/uploads/Le/LW/LeLWJ1Gv4Nwd9MVJapxdkQ/ TistheSeasonForGiving04.pdf (quoting Michael A.