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10/30/2012
Blog Post

I am so excited that so many members of the UConn community were engaged with our voter registration campaign.  The UConn Votes Coalition registered more than 3,500 voters, which matches our effort in 2008 – a year of record turnout. I’m proud of what we have accomplished.

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10/22/2012
Blog Post

With less than twenty four hours until the deadline to register to vote by mail in Connecticut, we are working hard to hit our goals.

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10/01/2012
News Release

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Connecticut Car Lemon Law, the first- in-the-nation consumer protection that has returned more than $60 million in refunds and replacement automobiles to Connecticut consumers.  Its passage in Connecticut was followed by similar laws in every state in the country and several foreign countries.

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08/03/2012
Report

Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle, and much of it is not disclosed.

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PIRG In The News

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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USA Today

A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.

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