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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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February 24, 2020
A company that owns an apartment building in Manhattan brought defamation suit against a neighbor of the building claiming that…
December 10, 2019
An animal rights protestor sued the City of Vallejo to challenge an ordinance that required individuals to obtain an advance…
July 24, 2019
The Department of Education operates Wi-Fi networks that it makes available to visitors attending meetings at its headquarters and other…
November 16, 2018
Dawn Polk ran for Justice of the Peace in Jefferson County, Texas, campaigning against the incumbent, Tom Gillam III. During…
February 28, 2018
This case involves a challenge to a California law requiring clinics that offer pregnancy-related services but do not offer abortion…
January 19, 2018
In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether to overrule its opinion in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977),…
August 29, 2017
This case involved a first amendment challenge to a Florida Bar rule that prohibits candidates in state judicial elections from…
August 18, 2017
Public Citizen represented five anonymous objectors seeking to intervene in an ongoing criminal case in the Superior Court of the…
July 10, 2017
In 2017, the Trump Administration set up a Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to investigate purported voter fraud in…
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