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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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Archived Actions

These actions are historical (archived). They can be viewed, but no longer taken.

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National Action

Stop debt collectors from harassing consumers! Act now!

Date: Wed, August 07, 2019

Speak Out

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing a new rule governing debt collectors.

The proposed rule does more to protect abusive debt collectors than consumers. But you can remind the CFPB that they are the Consumer Bureau.

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California Action

VOIP phone users deserve basic protections

Date: Tue, August 06, 2019

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AB 1366 seeks to extend a loophole allowing IP-enabled services like VOIP from state regulation. All voice providers that offer the public the vital link to 9-1-1 must once again be required to provide reliable service and consumer protections, and this bill should be opposed. Consumers should not have to forego basic protections when they choose to use a VOIP phone at home. These protections should include battery backups so that phones work during power failures, the ability of the CPUC to investigate complaints when consumers are overcharged, and LifeLine discounts for VOIP home phones.

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National Action

End annoying robocall harassment!

Date: Thu, April 04, 2019

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The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S.151) would help stop annoying scam robocalls before they reach you, and make it easier to find and prosecute the scammers.

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National Action

Nursing home arbitration petition

Date: Tue, December 19, 2017

Sign Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), under the Trump administration, is looking to repeal a recently passed rule that lets nursing home residents harmed by mistreatment and illegal practices sue in court.

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National Action

Demand your right to sue companies like Equifax!

Date: Wed, September 27, 2017

Write Congress

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a rule to restore your right to join together with other consumers to hold financial companies accountable in court—which Consumer Action fought for and supports. Unfortunately, the Senate is considering repealing the rule this week.

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National Action

Don’t destroy my Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!

Date: Tue, July 18, 2017

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This week marks the sixth birthday of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Yet, some in Congress have marked the agency for dead. Let your Senators know that an attack on the CFPB is an attack on the people who put them in office.

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- Action

Protect contact lens consumer rights

Date: Mon, June 12, 2017

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It's been 13 years since the Fairness for Contact Lens Consumers Act became law, requiring optometrists to provide prescriptions to patients so they can shop around for better prices. Yet, Consumer Action found that close to one-third of consumers are not being given their prescriptions following eye exams. Tell Congress to make eye doctors follow the law!

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National Action

Fight attacks on consumer protection!

Date: Mon, February 06, 2017

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The new administration has announced plans to damage the Dodd-Frank financial protection law and cripple the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Your dissent is crucial.

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National Action

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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National Action

How can student loan servicing be improved?

Date: Mon, July 11, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Education is working with other regulators, students, colleges and advocacy groups like Consumer Action, to institute best practices for supporting the more than 40 million Americans with student loans. Now it’s your turn to tell the Department of Education what needs to be improved about repaying your student loans. Deadline July 15!