Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 2/13/1998
Study Finds Pro-Tobacco Senators Received 15 Times As Much Tobacco PAC Money as Pro-Consumer Senators
"Stop the Sweetheart Deal" Events Scheduled in 20 States for Valentine?s Day
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For Immediate Release: 2/13/1998
Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Tobacco?s Sweetheart Deal and the Industry?s Congressional Sweethearts
Feb. 13, 1998 Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Tobacco?s Sweetheart Deal and the Industry?s Congressional Sweethearts Tomorrow is Valentine?s Day, but the tobacco companies got a sweetheart box of chocolates last June when they consummated the proposed national deal?with state attorneys general. The tobacco companies? heart?s desire is limits on their legal accountability for decades of wrongdoing, and this deal gives it to them.
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For Immediate Release: 2/12/1998
International Coalition Launches Campaign Against the MAI -- A New Stealth Investment Agreement
More than 600 Citizens Groups Call Draft Multilateral Agreement on Investment "Unacceptable," Demand Negotiations Be Halted Until Concerns Are Addressed
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For Immediate Release: 2/11/1998
Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook Praising Senator Conrad?s Approach to Federal Tobacco Legislation
Feb. 11, 1998 Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook Praising Senator Conrad?s Approach to Federal Tobacco Legislation Senator Conrad has adopted the right approach to this issue: protect public health, reduce teen smoking, raise the price of tobacco products, and reject special protections.
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For Immediate Release: 2/6/1998
Class Action Settlement Leaves Class Members in the Cold
Feb. 6, 1998   Class Action Settlement Leaves Class Members in the Cold WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lawyers for Public Citizen urged a state court in Chicago today to reject a class action settlement in an automobile-leasing case in which up to a million class members would be deprived of their legal rights yet would get little or nothing from the settlement.
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For Immediate Release: 2/4/1998
Consumer Group Lawsuit Saves Historic Archive Film
Feb. 4, 1998   Consumer Group Lawsuit Saves Historic Archive Film WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A decision by the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA) to dispose of over 2,000 hours of motion picture films detailing the postwar U.S. occupation of the Ryukyu Islands was arbitrary and capricious, a judge ruled today in a victory for researchers and scholars.
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For Immediate Release: 1/22/1998
Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook
Opposing the Tobacco Bailout and Joining "Save Lives, Not Tobacco"
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For Immediate Release: 1/14/1998
Consumer Group Sues FDA to Release Research Protocol for Banned Diet Drug
Suit Challenges Trade Secrets Provision
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For Immediate Release: 1/13/1998
Supreme Court Ruling on GM a Landmark Win for Consumers
Gag Lifted on Important Whistleblower in Truck Safety Cases
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For Immediate Release: 12/31/1997
The Facts About George W. Bush?s Campaign Finance Plan
The Facts About George W. Bush?s Campaign Finance PlanThe soft money ban on corporations and unions exempts wealthy individuals (who gave $70 million out of $262 million to national parties in 1996). It provides an incentive, particularly to corporations, to launder their contributions through well-paid executives.
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