From 2010 to the present, Oregon's consumers have saved $37 million in health insurance costs, thanks to stepped up scrutiny of health insurers by state officials and OSPIRG's Health Insurance Rate Watch Project.
As the year comes to a close, we have hit several important milestones in our campaign - run jointly with PIRGs in over 20 states - to end wasteful agricultural subsidies that line the pockets of the largest agribusinesses and go to corn syrup and other junk food ingredients.
Last night, November 22nd, OSPIRG students hosted a panel called "Are Corporations Good Citizens?" Panelist and community members of Ashland discussed the history of corporate personhood and the implications of the court case Citizens United vs. FEC. Over 115 community members attended this thought provoking panel at Southern Oregon University. Panelists included Representative Peter Buckley, Senator Alan Bates, Professor William Hughes, and Professor Prakash Chenjeri.