News for Citizen Activists


November/December 2018 Issue

  • How to Trump-Proof the Presidency

    The Trump presidency, however, has exposed big holes in the system. According to Public Citizen¹s ethics experts, the U.S. never before has had a president so intent on subverting federal ethics laws as well as ethical norms.

  • Phase Two in the Fight to Replace NAFTA

    After a year of renegotiations, the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) text that was released in September reveals some improvements that progressive groups, including Public Citizen, have long demanded, but also damaging terms such groups have long opposed

  • Court Win Brings Protections to Student Borrowers

    At noon on Oct. 16, Obama-era protections for students who have attended predatory for-profit colleges finally took effect ‹ more than a year after they were supposed to. In June 2017, President Donald Trump¹s administration had put the protections, scheduled to go into effect on July 1 of that year, on hold.