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THIS WEEK: Regulations report & testimony and saving our democracy

"Public Citizen Lady Liberty"As discussion about regulations heats up in Washington, D.C., we are in the mix, providing good information to policymakers and activists alike.

Tomorrow, watch for a new report we will be releasing that provides yet another reason why our regulatory system – the system of safeguards that help keep our air and water clean, our food supply safe, kids’ toys lead-free and the financial system stable – is so vital.

Also tomorrow, Craig Holman, our money-in-politics expert, will participate at in a Webinar called “Saving Our Democracy: Reining in Corporate Electioneering Post Citizens United.” It is sponsored by the Business Ethics Network and features Meredith McGehee of Campaign Legal Center and Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute.

On Wednesday, we’ll be back to focusing on regulations. At 9:30 a.m., David Arkush, director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He’ll be telling lawmakers that the benefits of safeguards outweigh their costs and proposals to gut system are wrongheaded.

And in case you hadn’t noticed, this year is Public Citizen’s 40th anniversary! We now have just 40 days before our anniversary gala event, which will be Oct. 20. If you are in the D.C. area, please attend and check our Twitter feed for our countdown of  40 accomplishments you can thank Public Citizen for . . .  such as the airbags in cars that save thousands of lives every year!