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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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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.

 

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Keep shareholder reports accessible to all

Date: Tue, August 23, 2016

Write Congress

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a new regulation to eliminate the current default requirement for mutual funds shareholder reports in paper form. This change could disadvantage millions of investors – the majority of whom have already expressed a preference for paper-based investment materials.

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Help end pay-TV box rental fees

Date: Mon, February 29, 2016

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Send an email to your elected representatives right now in support of the FCC plan to open the set top box market and let you stop paying cable and satellite box leasing fees.

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Preserve Lifeline for ALL in-need households!

Date: Fri, December 18, 2015

Sign Now

Don't hang up on Lifeline subscribers! new recommendations would limit Lifeline eligibility only to households who receive food stamps (SNAP) and would rely on an inconvenient and possibly costly voucher payment system to provide benefits. SIGN OUR PETITION to the FCC.

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Keep shareholder reports accessible to all

Date: Fri, November 20, 2015

Write Congress

Consumer Action opposes a new regulation proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Rule 30e-3), which would eliminate the current default requirement for mutual funds to send shareholder reports and other important information to investors in paper form.

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Auto dealers try to stymie CFPB’s powers (oppose 1737!)

Date: Thu, July 30, 2015

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The National Automobile Dealers Association is pushing legislation, the “Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act” (HR 1737) to restrict the ability of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to regulate auto lending.

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HR 1210 would let banks evade commonsense mortgage underwriting

Date: Thu, July 30, 2015

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Consumer Action and its allies oppose HR 1210, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, which would weaken  new ability-to-repay standards for mortgage loans.

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Operation Choke Point protects consumers from fraud (oppose HR 766!)

Date: Wed, July 29, 2015

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Consumer Action and key allies oppose HR 766 (Luetkemeyer), the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015, which would restrict the DOJ's Operation Choke Point and other banking regulator efforts to prevent scammers can steal money from victims using mainstream banking services.

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Give student loan borrowers the right to refinance (HR 1434 and S 793)

Date: Thu, July 23, 2015

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The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (HR 1434 and S 793) would allow consumers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates currently being issued on new federal and private student loans.

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HR 2087 would protect your right to sue!

Date: Thu, July 23, 2015

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A proposal in Congress—the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015 (HR 2087)—would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer and civil rights cases.

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Fooling you into making bad investments

Date: Thu, July 23, 2015

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Under the guise of furthering research on Exchange Traded Funds, the Fair Access to Investment Research Act (HR 2356) would remove reasonable restrictions designed to promote market research consumers can rely on.

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Close the ‘Retirement Advice Loophole’

Date: Thu, July 09, 2015

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is considering an important rule to close the “Retirement Advice Loophole” to make sure that retirement investment advisers put your interests first. Please send a letter to the DOL and your Congress members using this alert.

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Don’t let Congress take away your collective redress rights

Date: Wed, July 01, 2015

Speak Out

The “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015” (HR 1927) would take away your ability to join with others in a lawsuit against a corporation that has harmed or cheated you, financially or otherwise. Use our easy, free email tool to write to your Congress members.

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HR 347 weakens an important consumer protection

Date: Wed, June 17, 2015

Write Congress

There’s a new bill in Congress called the Facilitating Access to Credit Act of 2015 (HR 347) that would make getting valid information about your credit a lot more confusing.

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