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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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California Action

Give California consumers the foreclosure relief they deserve

Date: Wed, August 01, 2018

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Consumers and advocates are calling on Governor Jerry Brown to immediately restore mortgage crisis recovery funds to help those California homeowners who continue to suffer the disastrous effects of the foreclosure crisis, 10 years later.

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National Action

Tell your Senators: Ensure FAIR Fees for airline travelers!

Date: Thu, July 19, 2018

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The FAIR Fees amendment protects passengers from unreasonable change and cancellations fees charged by airlines.

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National Action

Protect a complaint process that’s CRITICAL to consumers!

Date: Wed, July 11, 2018

Speak Out

We need your help in urging Acting Director Mick Mulvaney to maintain—and expand—public access to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) complaint information.

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National Legislation

S. 564: HANGUP Act

Sponsor: Edward J. Markey [D-MA] on 2017-03-08
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s564

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The HANGUP Act repeals part of the 2015 Budget Bill that allow collectors of debt owed to or guaranteed by the United States to make robodialed and prerecorded calls and texts to cell phones without consent. It impacts those with student loans, mortgages, veterans loans, farming loans, etc.

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National Legislation

S 3065: Protecting JOBs Act

Sponsor: Marco Rubio [R-FL] on 2018-06-14
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s3065

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Federal law currently allows states to take away professional licenses, even drivers licenses, as a punishment for falling behind on the repayment of federal student loans. This bill would prevent states from doing that. 

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National Action

Defend the CFPB’s consumer complaint database

Date: Thu, May 31, 2018

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It is the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to protect and inform consumers to make financial markets more fair, accountable and transparent. So WHY is the acting director threatening to close public access to the complaint database? We need this valuable complaint tool to inform us and hold companies accountable.

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National Action

Protect your online privacy!

Date: Wed, May 16, 2018

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Congress has proposed the CONSENT Act to require companies to get your consent to use, share or sell your personal information.

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National Action

A terrible agenda for student loan borrowers

Date: Wed, May 16, 2018

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For the first time since 2008, Congress is preparing to rewrite the Higher Education Act (HEA). An associated legislative proposal, the PROSPER Act, would cut $58 billion from student aid, open the door to selling student loans to Wall Street and eliminate the few accountability measures we have over predatory for-profit schools.

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National Legislation

S.J.Res. 57: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5

Sponsor: Jerry Moran [R-NE] on 2017-01-05
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/sjres57#

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This bill intends to block federal action against discrimination in auto lending. Discrimination in auto lending continues to extract billions of dollars a year in extra loan payments from borrowers of color; Congress should be taking action to end this injustice, not interfering with efforts to enforce fair lending laws.

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National Legislation

S. 1989: Honest Ads Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar [D-MN] on 2017-10-19
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1989

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The Honest Ads Act would close that gaping loophole by requiring the same disclosure and transparency in online campaign ads -- like those that appear on Facebook -- that we already have in television and radio ads.