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For Immediate Release: 9/4/14
One Million Comments Urge the SEC to Stop Secret Corporate Political Spending
In a record-breaking demonstration of support, more than one million comments have been submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling on the agency to take immediate steps to require publicly traded corporations to disclose their use of corporate resources for political purposes to their shareholders.
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For Immediate Release: 9/4/14
Public Citizen Urges FTC to Investigate the Advertising of HealthFair’s Cardiovascular Disease Screening Packages
Public Citizen today called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the direct-to-consumer advertising and promotional activities of the cardiovascular disease screening company HealthFair.
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For Immediate Release: 9/3/14
As Senate Vote Looms, Poll Shows Strong Support Across Party Lines for Constitutional Amendment to Curb Money in Politics
Voters across party lines overwhelmingly oppose the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling and strongly support a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision and curb the influence of money in politics, a new bipartisan poll shows.
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For Immediate Release: 9/3/14
Groups Ramp Up Pressure on Key Senators Ahead of Citizens United Vote
Powered by over 3,000,000 petitions, activists from national and local groups are holding rallies at Senate offices this week urging Senators to back a constitutional amendment to curb money in politics
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For Immediate Release: 8/28/14
Investors, Activists, to Announce One Million Supportive Comments for Political Spending Disclosure Petition at Securities and Exchange Commission
Press conference in which supporters of a petition calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate a political spending disclosure rule will announce that a record-breaking one million comments have been filed in support of the petition.
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For Immediate Release: 8/27/14
Public Citizen Goes to Court on Behalf of Customer From Whom Online Retailer Attempted to Extort Money
A consumer bullied by an online retailer with threats to report a non-existent debt to credit bureaus and to have debt collectors call the consumer continuously is entitled to a judicial decree stating that she does not owe the company a debt, Public Citizen said in a lawsuit filed today in a state court in New York.
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For Immediate Release: 8/21/14
Reported Bank of America Mortgage Fraud Settlement Highlights Need for Transparency
Statements by Lisa Gilbert, Bartlett Naylor and Robert Weissman, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 8/15/14
Public Citizen Expert Says FDA Draft Guidance Would Let Pharmaceutical Industry Tell Doctors Medications Are Safer Than They Really Are
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance that would let the pharmaceutical industry essentially circumvent drug labeling rules and tell doctors that its products have fewer risks than those described in the FDA-approved labeling.
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For Immediate Release: 8/14/14
Another Reckless FDA Action: Approval of Suvorexant (Belsomra)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to approve suvorexant (brand name: Belsomra) will surely worsen the public health crisis caused by the proliferation of dangerous and habit-forming sleep medications over the past two decades.
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For Immediate Release: 8/13/14
Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Agreement by Candidates to Curb Avalanche of Outside Spending
A new poll commissioned by Public Citizen shows strong bipartisan support among voters for an agreement more candidates are entering to curb the influence of outside spending in their campaigns.
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