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Review for CALPIRG CHARITABLE TRUST, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with the CALPIRG student group at UCSD for a couple years. I was thrilled with the work we got done, as a single chapter and as part of the larger network. We raised money and did service days at homeless shelters. We progressed environmental goals for the UC system. My favorite project was working in coalition with colleges all over the US to pass legislation through the US congress to reduce student loan interest-rates and get more financial aid. I am so proud of all the volunteers that work with CALPIRG, and the statewide supporters that make all this great work possible.

Role:  Volunteer & Over 2 years: I led a campaign, and then Chaired the group.

Review for Canvass for a Cause, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

There is a lot of concern that this group is not a legitimate non-profit, and that most of the money raised is pocketed by the head of the organization. At least two of the leading members have been fired for fraud from other legitimate canvassing organizations. If you are looking to fix gay marriage in California, look for an actual track record of work, like Equality California, or HRC. If you care about cannabis, you should be concerned that they did such an awful job on Prop 19 that it lost despite conservative backing from some quarters. Progressives, please support groups that are actually accomplishing something with your support, not this one.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I am a long-time activist for a legitimate group.