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Reporters may call Consumer Action in Washington, DC at 202-544-3088, San Francisco at 415-777-9648 or Los Angeles at 213-624-4631. Our press spokespersons include Linda Sherry (NewsCertified) and Ruth Susswein in DC; Joe Ridout and Ken McEldowney in San Francisco, and Nelson Santiago in Los Angeles.
About Consumer Action
Consumer Action has been a champion of underrepresented consumers nationwide since 1971. A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Consumer Action focuses on financial education that empowers low to moderate income and limited-English-speaking consumers to financially prosper.
Our diverse staff provides expert commentary on key consumer issues supported by solid data. We offer access to victim testimony, as well as expertise on current financial issues affecting low to moderate income and limited-English-speaking consumers.
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- President takes a bold step for consumers
- WARNING: Medical credit cards may be hazardous to your financial health
- Kudos to the CFPB on public complaint proposal
- New coalition forms to serve transitioning vets’ financial needs
- New videos explain insurance options for home-based microbusinesses
- Discover, AmEx tie for tops in customer satisfaction
- Bank hack attack: What you should do
- Are Social Security checks safe if you cosign a student loan?
- Early tax planning because of the Affordable Care Act
- Cash still rules for small purchases
- What you need to know before you buy a used car
- How to dispute errors on your credit report
- Summer meal programs feed hungry kids
- What’s your ‘real’ FICO score?
- America’s homeless: The rise of Tent City, USA
Opinions & Editorials
- Big finance’s ploy to keep consumers in the dark
- Lessons of a for-profit college collapse
- Big benefits of postal service banking
- The Supreme Court saves cellphone privacy
- Troubling student loans
- Una nueva vida para el banco latino de Los Ángeles
- Preparadores de impuestos suspendidos
- ¿Por qué le interesa la neutralidad de la red?
- Los robos de datos son cada vez más costosos
- Ya es oficial: el ID municipal se podrá obtener en 2015
- Nov 2014 housing referendum will impact SF Asian community
- California Gov Brown not objecting to “six-states” California proposal (Chinese)
- Salmon from San Leandro Costco contaminated (Chinese)
- California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste (Chinese)
- ID Theft led to Earned Income Tax Credit application (Chinese)
Spanish Press Release
- Aprende a negociar con el cobrador de deudas
- California LifeLine program helps low-income consumers (Spanish)
- Real help for unemployed homeowners (Spanish)
- Consumer Action launches national wireless education initiative with support from AT&T (Spanish)
- National Lifeline Awareness Week (Spanish)
Chinese Press Release
- California LifeLine program helps low-income consumers (Chinese)
- Real help for unemployed homeowners (Chinese)
- Consumer Action launches national wireless education initiative with support from AT&T (Chinese)
- National Lifeline Awareness Week (Chinese)
- Wireless fraud uncovered in Asian community (Chinese)
Vietnamese Press Release
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