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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

How can student loan servicing be improved?

Date: Mon, July 11, 2016

Speak Out

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!

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National Action

Strong privacy rules for internet service providers

Date: Fri, May 06, 2016

Sign Now

Sign on to this commment letter to the Federal Communications Commission to help ensure that consumers have control over how and whether their data is used and shared by their broadband providers. Deadline is May 27.

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National Action

Help end pay-TV box rental fees

Date: Mon, February 29, 2016

Take Action

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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National Action

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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National Action

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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National Legislation

S. 2044: Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015

Sponsor: John Thune (R-SD) on 2015-09-16
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2044

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National Legislation

S 2235 : HANGUP (Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls) Act

Sponsor: Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) on 11-04-2015
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2235

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National Legislation

HR 3192: Homebuyers Assistance Act

Sponsor: French Hill [R-AR2] on 2015-07-23
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3192

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National Legislation

HR 3189: Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act of 2015

Sponsor: Bill Huizenga [R-MI2] on 2015-07-23
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3189