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Alerts & Actions
Date: Thu, September 28, 2017
The big airlines are pushing legislation (HR 2997) to remove our air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Congress and give it to a private non-profit corporate board that airlines could heavily influence. Consumer Action opposes air traffic control privatization.
Date: Wed, September 27, 2017
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.
Date: Sun, September 17, 2017
We need your help to rectify a deeply troubling bill recently signed into law in California. Many non-profit public interest organizations, including Consumer Action, that serve low-income, underrepresented and marginalized communities in California depend on cy pres funding. AB 103 cuts possible cy pres awards to deserving organizations by automatically reducing the awards by 50 percent.
Date: Tue, August 15, 2017
A California state bill, SB 17, would require pharmaceutical companies to be upfront about their prescription drug pricing. It would require 60 days of advance notice before price hikes could take effect, and would require drug companies to provide information about the reasons for the increase. Every year, Big Pharma raises prescription drug prices by about 10% per year without giving the public any justification or advance warning.
Date: Tue, July 18, 2017
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.
Date: Wed, July 12, 2017
Broadband internet service providers want can sell information about you and your online activities without your consent. A state bill (AB 375) would prevent this—but it needs your help!
Date: Mon, June 12, 2017
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!
Date: Mon, May 01, 2017
Congress is holding a series of hearings to consider a horrible piece of legislation called the Financial CHOICE Act. We prefer to call it the Wrong CHOICE Act, since it will gut critical consumer protections created after the 2008 financial crisis—regulations put in place to protect consumers and help prevent another Great Recession. Stop Congress from making the wrong CHOICE!
Date: Mon, February 06, 2017
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.
Date: Thu, January 19, 2017
Without your help, the new Congress and administration are set to literally destroy the only federal financial agency created to stave off another recession and protect your rights in the marketplace: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Date: Tue, January 03, 2017
Elected officials with big ties to the financial industry are determined to de-fund and “defang” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by stripping its independence and slashing its budget. Tell Congress to oppose any legislation that tries to weaken or defund the CFPB.