Maryland PIRG Foundation Latest Blog Posts

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Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

 

As Maryland goes through the redistricting process, there have been a few changes in terms of dates, deadlines, and districts for the upcoming Maryland primary this summer. This post will walk through what you need to do to register to vote and submit your ballot in the primaries.

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

Today U.S. PIRG Education Fund and NRDC launched a campaign to urge Columbia Sportswear to eliminate toxic PFAS in their products and supply chain by 2024. The campaign will engage everyday consumers through a petition drive and mobilize the public impacted by PFAS contamination.

7 steps to take if your car is towed 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

In recognition of Earth Day, here are some ways you can cut back on what you throw away and, in many cases, save money and protect yourself at the same time

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Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Here’s what you can do to ensure that rising food prices don’t break your bank.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

In response to a tidal wave of unfair marketplace practices, the CFPB asked the public to submit comments on the impact of junk fees on their lives. Some 2,500 comments later, consumers have described the pain points caused by unfair junk fees.

Cover graphic courtesy Student Borrower Protection Center, used by permission

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Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The new threat of cyberattacks may have you wondering what you can do to protect yourself. It’s a great time to remind you about best practices you should already be following.

A fake review could be done by the company itself, by posting a fabricated positive review on its own site or by posting concocted negative reviews on a competitor’s site.