Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

California Public Interest Research Education Fund Inc

  • Sacramento, CA
  • www.calpirgedfund.org

Mission Statement

With public debate around important issues often dominated by special interests pursuing their own narrow agendas, CALPIRG Education Fund offers an independent voice that works on behalf of the public interest. CALPIRG Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, works to protect consumers and promote good government. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public, and offer meaningful opportunities for civic participation. We serve all people of California.

Main Programs

  1. Health Care
  2. Public Health
  3. Consumer Protection
  4. Democracy
  5. Civic Engagement
Service Areas

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California

We serve all people of California.

ruling year

2001

State Director since 2009

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Emily Rusch

Keywords

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Public health, consumer protection, civic engagement, democracy

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EIN

77-0566513

 Number

8279696262

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Health Care

CALPIRG Education Fund works to increase access to high-quality, cost-effective health care options for consumers.

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Health Care

Population(s) Served

None

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Program 2

Public Health

CALPIRG Education Fund works to protect public health by advocating for alternatives to the overuse of antibiotics on livestock and reducing human exposure to toxic chemicals.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

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Program 3

Consumer Protection

CALPIRG Education Fund works to protect consumers from scams, rip-offs, and unsafe products in the marketplace.

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Community, Business & Industry

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Program 4

Democracy

CALPIRG Education Fund works to reduce the influence of extremely wealthy and corporate money in politics by removing barriers to voter participation and advocating for campaign finance reform.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

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Program 5

Civic Engagement

CALPIRG Education Fund partners with the CALPIRG Student chapters on nine California college campuses to run a civic engagement program - recruiting and training students how to help solve problems in our society and be active participants in our democracy.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

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Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We serve all people of California.

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Financials

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California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund Inc
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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California Public Interest Research Education Fund Inc

Leadership

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State Director

Emily Rusch

BIO

Emily Rusch is the Executive Director of CALPIRG Education Fund.

She has overseen CALPIRG Education Fund's research projects and public education on issues including election reform, money in politics, consumer protections, energy and transportation policy, and public health protections. She has been quoted in the Sacramento Bee, Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and other news outlets on CALPIRG's priority campaigns. She has co-authored numerous research reports on public health, transportation, energy, election, and tax and budget policy policies in the public interest.

She sits on the Board of Directors for Health Access California and the Consumer Federation of California. She is also an original member of the Future of California Elections, a collaboration between election officials, civil rights organizations and election reform advocates to examine and address the unique challenges facing the State of California's election system.

Emily got her start with U.S.PIRG's fellowship program for recent college graduates, working on successful campaigns with New Jersey PIRG to significantly increase the state's renewable energy standard, establish energy efficiency standards for common products, and pass a law to adopt California's low emission vehicle requirements in New Jersey.

Emily grew up in Culver City, California and graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, with a B.A. in History and Spanish. She's based in our Oakland office.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Andre DeLattre

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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