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American democracy is in jeopardy, from the disastrous Citizens United ruling that flooded our politics with corporate cash to the immoral assault on voting rights. We work every day to defend against these threats and advance bold reforms.
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The U.S. government should work for the public, not corporations or industry. It should safeguard consumers, workers and the environment, and be funded well enough to do so. The budget process must not be obstructed by partisanship.
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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.
Prescription drugs are unaffordable and new drugs and devices often are approved without being proven safe and effective. Public Citizen challenges Big Pharma, device manufacturers and federal regulators to make drugs and medical devices safe, effective and accessible to all.
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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.
The climate crisis is the challenge of our time. We can fix it with solutions that will make us healthier and more economically secure. We must act quickly to make our economy run on renewable power — and ensure that disadvantaged families and displaced workers share equitably in the new economy. We also must fight the corrupting power of fossil fuel companies and ensure that energy regulators are effective and publicly accountable.
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August 12, 2019
A lawyer in Santa Rosa, California, filed a libel suit against an anonymous critic who complained on Yelp about alleged…
May 22, 2019
A DC lawyer filed a defamation lawsuit in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia against an anonymous Internet…
January 11, 2019
Michael Bishop, the principal of a high school in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, sued Ryan Sawyers, the…
November 13, 2017
The federal government served a warrant on Facebook, demanding access to the entirety of 90 days worth of communications in…
August 18, 2017
Public Citizen represented five anonymous objectors seeking to intervene in an ongoing criminal case in the Superior Court of the…
July 19, 2017
An employer sued the authors of seven anonymous former employees who posted unfavorable reviews on the web site Glassdoor.com claiming…
May 04, 2017
Marie Gunning, a citizen who is active in politics in Freeport, Maine, and who was an unsuccessful candidate for Town…
April 04, 2017
A California real estate entrepreneur brought suit in federal court in Washington, D.C. against GoDaddy and four John Doe defendants,…
June 23, 2016
Georgia dentist was indicted for, among other things, repeatedly striking patients with a dental instrument to make them keep quiet…
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