Category Archives: IPIRG

Fisher-Price: Caught Red-handed, But Still Peddling Lead

Fisher-Price: Caught Red-handed, But Still Peddling Lead By Ed Mierzwinski, Federal Consumer Program Director, PRG It's one thing to have state pride, but quite another to have state bias when it comes to protecting kids from unsafe toys. Apparently, Fisher-Price … Continue reading

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All you need to know about toy shopping…but were afraid to ask

All you need to know about toy shopping…but were afraid to ask By Meshawn Ayala, Iowa PIRG Citizen Outreach Director For the last 22 years we've released our report about unsafe toys: “Trouble In Toyland.” Every November, we catalogue unsafe … Continue reading

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Sick and tired of recalls? Tell the companies responsible for them

Sick and tired of recalls? Tell the companies responsible for them Meshawn Ayala, Iowa PIRG Citizen Outreach DirectorHoly recalls, Batman! What's with all the dangerous products? Mattel's Batman action figure was recalled because the toy had loosely attached magnets that … Continue reading

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Iowa PIRG: Challenge Corporate America To Do Better

Iowa PIRG: Challenge Corporate America To Do Better By Meshawn Ayala, Iowa PIRG Citizen Outreach Director From toys to toothpaste to pet food to spinach and hamburger meat. I feel like you never quite know what you're going to get … Continue reading

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The Progressive Iowa Network Organizing Summit

The Progressive Iowa NetworkOrganizing Summit Saturday, June 9, 2007 Iowa City Public Library123 S. Linn St.Iowa City, IA 52240 9 AM – 3PMAgenda:1.    Welcome2.    Introductions3.    Why a Progressive Network is important for Iowa4.    Democracy for America – Support for Iowa’s … Continue reading

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Establishing our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Update

Establishing our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Update By Caroline VernonThis Saturday, June 9th, progressive leaders, legislators and activists from various organizations across Iowa will come together for the first DFA-Iowa Networking Summit. We will be gathering at the Iowa … Continue reading

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Iowa PIRG : Support Safer Alternatives

Iowa PIRG : Support Safer Alternatives By Meshawn AyalaImagine if a hazardous chemical plant in your community exploded into flames and sent clouds of chemical-laden smoke into the air. And during the fire, firefighters, paramedics, and police officers didn't know … Continue reading

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Establishing Our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Mark the Date!

Establishing our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Mark the Date! By Caroline Vernon On Saturday, June 9th, progressive leaders, activists and legislators from across the state will converge on Iowa City for our first 2007 Democracy for Iowa Organizing Summit.  We … Continue reading

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Ask Congress to protect us from dangerous drugs

Ask Congress to protect us from dangerous drugs By Meshawn Ayala, Iowa PIRG Citizen Outreach DirectorOur nation's drugs safety program is broken.  In recent years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been too cozy with the powerful prescription drug … Continue reading

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New Watchdog Group to focus on Environment in Iowa

New Watchdog Group to focus on Environment in Iowa By Alana Stamas, Nathaniel Baer, and Meshawn Ayala As one of the thousands of supporters on our email-update list, we want you to be among the first to know about an … Continue reading

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