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News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: As CDC director says, it’s not time to lift restrictions

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have jumped back upward as several governors across the country are lifting restrictions that curb the spread of the virus.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Comprehensive bill calls for U.S. to move beyond plastic

WASHINGTON -- As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly dire problem, elected officials in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation Thursday to address the issue. On Capitol Hill today, Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) unveiled the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021, a bill to improve the health of our people and our planet.

News Release | CoPIRG | Solid Waste

Consumer, farmer, and disability advocates call on legislators to protect Coloradans’ right to repair

CoPIRG joined the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, Rocky Mountain Farmers’ Union, and 50 independent repair shops and farmers across the state to support Right to Repair and HB21-1199, a bill that would make it easier for consumers and independent repairers to repair their electronics. Right to Repair is the principle that people should be able to fix their devices on their own or take them to someone they trust to fix it. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Financial Reform

CoPIRG supports the creation of a Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment

CoPIRG is calling on the Colorado Senate Finance Committee to pass SB21-148, sponsored by Senator Julie Gonzales, and create a Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Transportation

Gov. Polis signs bill to add $30 million to CDOT safer streets programs

Governor Polis signed SB21-110 dedicating an additional $30 million to Colorado’s Safer Main Streets and Revitalizing Main Streets programs. CoPIRG supports the additional money for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes, increase support for all modes of travel, and improve access and mobility for all residents on Colorado’s main streets and within downtowns.


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