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Tell Congress: Leave air traffic control alone

Date: Thu, September 28, 2017

Write Congress

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.

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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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Pull back the curtain on prescription drug prices

Date: Tue, August 15, 2017

Take Action

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.

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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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Tell your California state senators that your privacy is not for sale

Date: Wed, July 12, 2017

Take Action

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!

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Protect contact lens consumer rights

Date: Mon, June 12, 2017

Take Action

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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Stop another financial crisis from happening

Date: Mon, May 01, 2017

Write Congress

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!

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Fight attacks on consumer protection!

Date: Mon, February 06, 2017

Write Congress

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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Help! Congress has ramped up its war on consumers!

Date: Thu, January 19, 2017

Write Congress

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.

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Support a strong CFPB

Date: Tue, January 03, 2017

Write Congress

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.