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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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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.
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July 20, 2022
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July 06, 2022
California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) creates a right of action in which individual employees bring suit on behalf of…
June 30, 2022
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C.H. Robinson is a freight broker, that is, an intermediary that connects shippers who have goods with motor carriers to…
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