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Every day, big banks, big polluters and big tech companies are threatening our economy, our environment and our democracy – sacrificing Main Street Americans and our families on the altar of corporate profits. Public Citizen advocates for ordinary people by taking on corporate interests and their cronies in government.
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Health care in the U.S. leaves too many people out, costs too much and doesn’t meet acceptable standards of quality. Much of the care that we get is unaffordable, unnecessary or harmful. Public Citizen advocates Medicare for All, stronger oversight of dangerous doctors and safe clinical trials.
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February 06, 2020
In September 2016, the Philadelphia City Council passed an ordinance designed to reduce the wage gap between women and men. …
December 10, 2019
In a final rule issued in May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed e-cigarettes to be tobacco products…
October 07, 2019
The Fair Housing Act and its state and local analogs bar housing discrimination based on familial status and other bases…
March 15, 2018
In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule – commonly known as the fiduciary rule…
October 26, 2017
In these companion cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the soda, grocery and advertising industries…
August 16, 2017
A San Francisco sign ordinance bans the use of off-site commercial signs, including billboards. These signs advertise products or services…
April 03, 2017
For nearly two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been in the grip of armed conflict that has…
March 29, 2017
A New York statute prohibits merchants from imposing surcharges on those who make purchases by credit card. A number of…
November 16, 2016
This case involves the constitutionality of a trademark law provision the prohibits the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) from…
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