News for Citizen Activists


September/October 2018 Issue

  • Public Citizen Calls for First Federal Heat Standard for Workers

    On July 17, Public Citizen — joined by the United Farm Workers Foundation, Farmworker Justice, more than 130 other organizations, former OSHA Directors Dr. Eula Bingham and Dr. David Michaels, former Cal/OSHA Director Ellen Widess, heat illness prevention researcher Dr. Marc Schenker and 89 other individuals — filed a petition with OSHA asking for the first federal heat protections.

  • At Vigils, Activists Confront Corruption, Demand Democracy

    The vigil in Washington, D.C., was one of nearly 200 events held that night in 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia — from Salt Lake City to Palm Beach, from Walla Walla to Atlanta. The point: to confront the open corruption of the Trump administration and government generally and demand broad solutions to fix our democracy.

  • Probe Into Lawmaker’s Stock Trading Bear Fruit

    A year and a half after Public Citizen called for an investigation into the stock trading activity of U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), the lawmaker was arrested and indicted on charges of insider trading.