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Resource | COVID-19

Health groups call on U.S. Senate to protect emergency workers

 

A coalition of leading public health and medical groups in several states across the country are urging U.S. senators to push Senate leadership to establish central, transparent coordination of the medical supply chain in the next coronavirus relief package. The coalition is petitioning the Senators because health officials from coast to coast have expressed serious concern about continued shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Frustrated Consumer Tries To End Amazon Prime Membership

Letter To FTC on Ending Amazon Prime Membership

Ending an Amazon Prime membership is an ordeal that may constitute unfair and deceptive practices under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, seven groups including U.S. PIRG petitioned in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The groups are calling on the agency to investigate Amazon Prime’s practices and take appropriate enforcement action against the trillion-dollar company.

Resource | Tax

No Tax Write-Offs for Wall Street Wrongdoing

It is time the federal government stopped letting corporate wrongdoers add insult to injury by passing off the costs of their misconduct to taxpayers.

Resource | Financial Reform

17-Group Letter Opposing Rollback of State Privacy Laws

On Tuesday, 8 December 2015, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is expected to vote in favor of a data breach notice bill opposed by consumer and privacy groups and many state attorneys general because its breach provisions are not only weaker than those of most states, but the bill includes a Trojan Horse provision to broadly preempt strong state privacy laws. Here is our letter, co-signed by 16 other groups, explaining why the bill is a bad idea.

Copy of U.S. PIRG's Complaint, Lawsuit over FTC Action on Unsafe Cars

You’d think that a car dealer couldn’t say that a used car is “safe” if that car is subject to a safety recall (like the Takata airbag recall or the GM ignition switch recall). But, because of a recent action taken by the Federal Trade Commission, used car dealers can do just that. In response, U.S. PIRG and other leading car safety advocacy groups—Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and the Center for Auto Safety—have sued the FTC and are asking the court to invalidate the FTC’s action. The complaint is available below.

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