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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 and the corporate authoritarian in the White House. We work every day to defend against these threats and advance bold reforms.
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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.
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.
Global Trade Watch’s mission is to ensure that in this era of globalization, a majority have the opportunity to enjoy economic security, a clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democratic decision-making about the matters that affect our lives. Global Trade Watch has led the fight against corporate-rigged “trade” agreements that provide special powers for Big Pharma to raise medicine prices, promote the outsourcing of jobs to low-wage countries and undermine the food safety and other safeguards on which our families rely. For decades, we have fought for progressive alternatives that benefit people and the planet.
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.
Litigation can remedy or deter wrongdoing, impact policy and meaningfully slow abuses of power. Whether suing on behalf of our members to ensure the honest functioning of government, or representing individual consumers seeking redress in court, our litigation draws on our expertise in administrative law, constitutional law, and government transparency.
November 06, 2017
Eden Selispara, a Filipino nurse, was recruited by a company called MedPro to work in the United States as part…
March 21, 2017
To improve workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2016 issued a rule entitled “Improve Tracking of…
March 17, 2017
In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and…
January 13, 2017
Workers at a Tyson Foods meat-processing plant in Iowa sued Tyson for undercompensating them for time spent walking to their…
January 03, 2017
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempts from its minimum wage and overtime protections workers “employed in a bona fide…
October 20, 2016
In quick succession, the Supreme Court received four petitions for certiorari raising the question whether arbitration agreements that ban collective…
September 29, 2016
We were co-counsel in this class action lawsuit alleging that the criminal background check policies and practices at the U.S.…
September 14, 2016
We are co-counsel for Plaintiff-Appellant Monica P. Quintana in a case arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).…
August 29, 2016
This case originated as a class action lawsuit in a California state court by employees of a janitorial services company…
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