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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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Defend the CFPB’s consumer complaint database

Date: Thu, May 31, 2018

Take Action

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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Protect your online privacy!

Date: Wed, May 16, 2018

Take Action

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

Oppose

A terrible agenda for student loan borrowers

Date: Wed, May 16, 2018

Take Action

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.

Oppose

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.

Oppose

California AB 103 - Help preserve funding for nonprofits

Date: Sun, September 17, 2017

Sign Now

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.

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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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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!

Oppose

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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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.