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News Release | U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG and its state affiliates are working to make sure that every eligible American voter has the ability to participate in democracy, even during a pandemic. We have called on states to ensure safe elections in November, with emergency expansion of vote by mail, sanitized and socially distant polling places and other measures.This weekly update highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news.

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By responding to this urgent need for change, we can make consumers better off not just for the pandemic, but also in the years to come.

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What to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place 

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Plastic “recycling” makes us more dependent on the material in surprising ways, and that makes our pollution problem much worse

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The tale of Peter Mui’s broken infrared toaster oven, and how repair can help fix our broken relationship with stuff. 

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Coronavirus update

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.

Learn more about how we can work together to address the COVID-19 pandemic.