Advocacy & Outreach

Consumer Action works with organizations, legislators, regulators and law firms to further consumer rights and protections, through coalition work, testimony and amicus briefs. In this section, we present news of our activities.

  • Smith v. LoanMe

    Consumer Action joined EPIC and the Consumer Federation in an amicus brief in a case that would implicate a fundamental privacy principle: the right of individuals to control the retention, use, and disclosure of their telephone communications. Eliminating the all-party consent rule would essentially transform telephone services in California into a take-it-or-leave-it regime, where individuals must allow others to record and retain their communications to use call services.

  • Contact Training and Outreach

    Contact the Consumer Action Training & Outreach Department, includes staff listing, email and telephone.

  • Multicultural/Multilingual Outreach and Training

    Consumer Action provides educational materials, training and support to an extensive network of community-based organizations nationwide.

  • Outreach and Training Web Pages

    Visit the Outreach and Training section of our web site, where departments staffers post news, best practices, training tips and more.

  • Sessa v. TransUnion

    Sessa v. TransUnion is a case involving a woman who sued the national credit reporting agency for violating the Fair Credit Collections Act (FCRA).

  • UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund v. AbbVie, Inc.

    Consumer Action and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) filed an amicus brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that pharmaceutical company AbbVie’s actions to extend its patents on Humira (which can reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis) are costing Americans billions of dollars.

  • United States v. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

    Consumer Action has joined an amicus brief in support of the Department of Justice in its effort to ensure that powerful music publishers and performing rights organizations are held to a seven-decades-old antitrust consent decree.


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