Published: April 2007

Better protections for Latino consumers

Coalition: National Council of La Raza - Advocacy Day

Consumer Action joins the National Council of La Raza and hundreds of advocates to ask Congress for better protections for Latino consumers.

Group photo at NCLR Advocacy Day On March 2007, Consumer Action along with hundreds of advocates from across the country participated in the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Advocacy Day. Sol Carbonell, Associate, National Priorities for Consumer Action, traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with representatives to address abusive credit card practices against Hispanic consumers, among other issues.

Photo with Congresswoman Baldwin Carbonell, accompanied by a group of advocates and NCRL representatives, visited the offices of Congressman Baca (CA), Congresswoman Baldwin (WI) (left photo), Senator Feingold (WI), Senator Kohl (WI) and Senator Menendez (NJ) to ask for stronger consumer protections.

Office of Senator Menendez Photo More specifically, Carbonell asked policy-makers to enact a monthly minimum payment warning, ban universal default, change-in-terms policies, mandatory arbitration clauses, and stop doublebilling on foreign conversion fees.

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National Council of La Raza

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For more information on Latino credit card use click here.

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