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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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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.
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.
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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.
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 16, 2020
Facebook used autodialing equipment to contact consumers’ cell phones without consent. One consumer who had not consented to receive such…
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update the health warnings…
July 17, 2020
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act authorized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update the health warnings…
July 15, 2020
This case involves a business that charges homeowners fees to collect their mortgage payments on a biweekly basis and send…
July 09, 2020
Charter Communications used autodialing equipment to contact consumers’ cell phones with marketing messages. One such consumer, Steve Gallion, who had…
July 07, 2020
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act authorized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require health warnings on…
July 06, 2020
In this case, an association of political consultants, along with a polling firm and two state political parties, filed suit…
February 06, 2020
In September 2016, the Philadelphia City Council passed an ordinance designed to reduce the wage gap between women and men. …
December 10, 2019
In a final rule issued in May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed e-cigarettes to be tobacco products…
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