Joan Claybrook steps down as the president of Public Citizen tomorrow. She has been in the post since 1982.
Her strong leadership has allowed Public Citizen to fight and win on behalf of the American consumer. Here are just some of our victories under her watch: air bags as standard equipment in passenger vehicles; major changes in congressional ethics and lobbying requirements; campaign finance reform; the protection of access to the court system; and so much more.
We pay tribute to Joan and her amazing work in the January/February 2009 edition of Public Citizine, an online sampling of articles from Public Citizen’s membership newspaper, Public Citizen News.