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MASSPIRG Releases "Fixed for the Holidays" buying guide

We're told that this year’s semiconductor chip shortages will make holiday shopping tricky, with backorders, shipping delays, and higher prices. MASSPIRG is releasing a new guide to buying electronics, which you can find here: Here’s a pro tip from savvy shoppers: you can avoid supply shortage hold-ups without sacrificing quality, while paying even less than you would with Black Friday deals, if you buy them used and refurbished. Perhaps more importantly, buying used and refurbished electronics is a lot better for the environment. Our guide helps consumers purchase used items with confidence -- detailing what to buy, how to know if you are getting a good deal and where to shop. 

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Same Day Voter Registration is the most popular election reform proposal in Massachusetts

The Election Modernization Coalition applaud the finding of a UMass Amherst poll released today showing that 65% of registered voters in Massachusetts support Same Day Voter Registration. The poll suggests that Same Day Registration is the single most popular election reform proposal being considered by the legislature. The Coalition is pleased to see that 64% of registered voters also support permanent vote by mail.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Antibiotics

Medical professionals urge McDonald’s to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain

More than 125 medical professionals organized by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund sent a letter to McDonald’s Thursday urging the company to meet its 2018 commitment to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. The coalition delivered the letter at the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week to stress the urgency of taking action to stop overusing our life-saving medicines in agriculture. Otherwise, the drugs may no longer heal sick people. 

News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund

New holiday cooking safety guide offers tips on how to avoid unhealthy air pollution from gas stoves

BOSTON -- The holiday season often entails spending a lot of hours in the kitchen cooking. As millions of Americans prepare holiday meals to share with their families, a new guide from PIRG’s research partner PIRG Education Fund offers tips on how to minimize unhealthy air pollution from cooking with gas in your home. Without proper precautions, too much exposure to a gas stove can lead to an unnecessary and invisible health risk, since gas stoves can cause elevated levels of indoor pollution that would exceed legal limits for outdoor air.


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