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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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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.
October 07, 2021
In this case, the plaintiff alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)…
June 01, 2021
Police officers entered Ronnie Graves’s home after a call from his grandmother, who reported that he was mentally unstable and…
October 05, 2020
In 2015, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that the United States Constitution prohibits bans on same-sex marriage,…
October 15, 2019
Respondents Hector Lopez and Enrique Montijo are inmates who were left to suffer in their cells for days with severe…
October 07, 2019
In 2013, a Miami prison doctor reassigned Ms. Fior Pichardo de Veloz, a Dominican activist and grandmother, from a women’s…
March 01, 2019
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act authorizes federal relief to families and businesses affected by major…
April 24, 2018
In 2008, Marlow Humbert was arrested for rape and detained in solitary confinement for over fifteen months, even though the…
January 17, 2017
Vermont residents who claim that the payday loans violate Vermont usury and consumer protection laws as well as federal laws…
January 09, 2017
After Virginia resident Lee Pele discovered that his credit reports contained defaulted loans that were not his, he disputed the…
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