U.S. PIRG Staff

Emily Rusch
Executive Director, CALPIRG; Vice President and Senior Director of State Offices, The Public Interest Network
(510) 844-6803

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., Willamette University

Emily directs CALPIRG’s advocacy efforts, and is a leading voice in Sacramento and across the state on protecting public health, consumer protections and defending our democracy. Emily oversaw CALPIRG’s recent efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on California’s livestock operations, and has spearheaded CALPIRG's policy work to reduce the high cost of health care and protect consumers in the marketplace. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Health Access California and the Consumer Federation of California. Emily works in our Oakland, Calif., office, and loves camping, hiking, gardening and cooking with her family.

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