Action Center


Welcome to Consumer Action's Take Action Center. Consumer Action offers e-advocacy tools to help you make your voice and opinions heard. The free service allows you to play active role in the political process by finding contact information for your federal and state elected officials, writing to Congress, sending letters to the editor, responding to key legislation and more. If you like our Take Action Center, consider supporting our work.

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Higher Education & Student Loans

Includes higher education, student loans, vocational schools and the regulation of for-profit colleges.

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National Action

Stop another financial crisis from happening

Date: Mon, May 01, 2017

Write Congress

Congress is holding a series of hearings to consider a horrible piece of legislation called the Financial CHOICE Act. We prefer to call it the Wrong CHOICE Act, since it will gut critical consumer protections created after the 2008 financial crisis—regulations put in place to protect consumers and help prevent another Great Recession. Stop Congress from making the wrong CHOICE!

Oppose

National Legislation

S 626: A bill to create a dedicated inspector general for the CFPB

Sponsor: Rob Portman [R-OH] on 2017-03-14
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s626

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This bill would create unecessary bureaucratic hoops for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), thwarting its attemps to do its job and protect consumers. Specifically, the bill would create a dedicated, Senate-confirmed inspector general to oversee the Bureau.

Support

National Legislation

S 647: A bill to amend title 9, United States Code, with respect to arbitration

Sponsor: Richard Blumenthal [D-CTnull] on 2017-03-15
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s647

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"The Mandatory Arbitration Transparency Act" would invalidate and prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements that require the parties to the arbitration to keep matters surrounding the arbitration process confidential, forcing plaintiffs into secret proceedings hidden from other potential victims and from the public.

Support

National Legislation

S 553: Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2017

Sponsor: Richard Durbin [D-ILnull] on 2017-03-07
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s553

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The CLASS Act would prohibit an institution of higher education from receiving Title IV federal student aid funding if the school’s enrollment agreement requires mandatory arbitration or otherwise restricts students’ ability to pursue claims against the school in court.

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National Legislation

S 550: Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2017

Sponsor: Patrick Leahy [D-VTnull] on 2017-03-07
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s550

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The Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act would ensure that mandatory arbitration clauses cannot be interpreted to preempt civil rights claims or other statutory causes of actions.

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National Legislation

S 537: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017

Sponsor: Alan Franken [D-MNnull] on 2017-01-20
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s537

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Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017 would prohibit the use of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration agreements in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust cases.

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National Legislation

S 405: Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act

Sponsor: Chris Coons [D-DEnull] on 2017-02-16
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s405

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The Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act has gained bipartisan support and would exempt from income tax federal and private student loans that are canceled due to the death of the student or the total and permanent disability of the borrower.

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National Action

Help! Congress has ramped up its war on consumers!

Date: Thu, January 19, 2017

Write Congress

Without your help, the new Congress and administration are set to literally destroy the only federal financial agency created to stave off another recession and protect your rights in the marketplace: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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National Action

Support a strong CFPB

Date: Tue, January 03, 2017

Write Congress

Elected officials with big ties to the financial industry are determined to de-fund and “defang” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by stripping its independence and slashing its budget. Tell Congress to oppose any legislation that tries to weaken or defund the CFPB.