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12/28/2011
Blog Post

On December 15, the Florida PIRG Education Fund, along with the League of Women Voters of Florida and Rock the Vote, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tallahassee challenging Florida’s onerous new restrictions on community-based voter registration drives on the basis that they violate both the U.S. Constitution and the National Voter Registration Act.

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11/29/2011
Blog Post

Big News.

Today Facebook settled a privacy complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC says Facebook "deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public." Read the FTC's full statement here.

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11/16/2011
Blog Post

We've joined two other leading consumer groups-- the Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union (the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports magazine) -- in a letter to Congress in opposition to the so-called Stop Online Privacy Act, HR 3261 (SOPA).

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11/11/2011
Report

The 2011 Trouble in Toyland report is our 26th annual survey of toy safety. In this report, we provide safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for young children and provide examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards.

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Contra Costa Times

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the East Bay for a fundraising event next Thursday evening

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The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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CNN

Washington (CNN) Freshman Tyler Dowden from Northern Arizona University has high aspirations for a career as a psychologist, but worries about his future have brought him to Washington with a petition for Congress not to raise interest rates on his Stafford student loans.

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Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — CALPIRG's (California Public Interest Research Group) Energy Service Corps (a joint project of CALPIRG and AmeriCorps) student volunteers will take time off from spring break to help communities save money on heating and electric bills. The student volunteers will perform free energy audits and weatherizations of homes and buildings in Truckee. They will also teach energy conservation lessons in schools and run a workshop for community members about energy use and energy efficiency. The energy workshop and weatherization for Tuesday, March 27, 3-6 p.m. at High Fives Nonprofit Foundation, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Truckee has been canceled.

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