Action Center

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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Higher Education, Student Loans

Includes higher education, student loans, vocational schools and the regulation of for-profit colleges.


National Action

Tell Congress: It’s time for Wall Street to pay its fair share!

Date: Fri, November 01, 2019

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Let’s urge lawmakers to pass a tiny tax on wealthy stock traders who buy and sell millions of shares in an instant, rake in the profits and pay no tax on those trades. If they paid just a fraction of 1% of traded dollars in taxes—around 10 cents on every $100—imagine how many critical programs could be funded for working families. If you agree, please join other Americans who say it’s time for Wall Street to pay its fair share of taxes.


National Legislation

S 867: PROTECT Students Act of 2019

Sponsor: Margaret “Maggie” Hassan [D-NH] on 2019-03-26

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A bill to improve oversight and accountability of institutions of higher education (particularly for-profit colleges) and protect students and borrowers by codifying the gainful employment and borrower defense rules.


National Legislation

S 888: Understanding the True Cost of College Act

Sponsor: Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-OH] on 2019-03-29

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This bill offers commonsense solutions to create consistency and clarity in financial aid communications (offer letters) to students, particularly with regards to the amount and type of aid offered and the obligations associated with said aid.