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News Release | US PIRG | COVID-19

Health advocates and COVID-19 victims call on Gov. DeSantis to rethink reopening

As the official COVID-19 death count surpassed 210,000 Americans this week, health advocates and Floridians who have lost loved ones to the novel coronavirus  commemorated their memories Thursday as part of a national week of mourning.

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Statement: Transportation and climate program offers ticket to a healthier future for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Harvard researchers released a study Tuesday showing that a proposed region-wide program to reduce Northeast and Mid-Atlantic transportation emissions will have significant public health benefits. The prospective program, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), would create an enforceable and mandatory limit on transportation pollution.

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Department of Transportation’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee is failing consumers

Consumer group letter to DOT Secretary Chao details how advisory committee is not addressing pressing airline passenger concerns during the pandemic.

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

This week in COVID-19 voting news

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, which is coming a bit earlier than usual this week, highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news.

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

U.S. PIRG promotes national “Week of Mourning”

U.S. PIRG is partnering with Marked by COVID for a national Week of Mourning, October 4th-11th, to mourn those lost to COVID-19 and to call for action to save lives. 


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