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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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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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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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Decardo Humphrey, a truck driver for Riteway Trucking, drove a truck from South Holland, Illinois, where all his trips began,…
July 26, 2022
On June 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule that changes the federal regulations governing…
March 03, 2022
Although passenger space on commercial aircraft has shrunk dramatically over time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has never established minimum…
March 04, 2020
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), enacted on July 6, 2012, required the Department of…
February 26, 2018
This case concerns an alleged automatic transmission defect in certain automobiles. After the parties reached a settlement, the named plaintiffs…
December 08, 2016
In 1991, Congress ordered the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a rulemaking on training for entry-level commercial motor vehicle…
March 31, 2014
One night in 2002, Dr. Greg Gulbransen was backing up his SUV in his driveway when his two-year-old son Cameron…
August 02, 2013
In a petition filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Public Citizen, along with Advocates for…
February 08, 2012
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