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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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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.
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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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Global Trade Watch’s mission is to ensure that in this era of globalization, a majority have the opportunity to enjoy economic security, a healthy 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.
February 22, 2024
Bloomingdale’s, an online retailer, operates an interactive website where it markets and sells consumer products. When members of the public…
February 21, 2024
In 2022, an investigation revealed that the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) had installed Facebook’s Tracking Pixel on…
February 14, 2024
California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) authorizes an “aggrieved” employee whose employer has violated the state’s Labor Code to sue…
February 08, 2024
Plaintiff Kirtz alleged that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Housing Service (USDA) violated the Fair Credit Reporting…
February 05, 2024
Plaintiff John Carson, Sr., sued Monsanto, asserting claims arising from his exposure to the pesticide Roundup. The district court held…
January 31, 2024
Police officers chased Mikel Neil at speeds exceeding 90 mph because he drove through a red light. They then performed…
January 29, 2024
In this case, the issue before the Supreme Court is whether a delegation clause in an earlier contract divests courts…
January 24, 2024
This case was filed by respondent Erie Insurance Exchange (Exchange) against petitioner Erie Indemnity Company (Indemnity) in Pennsylvania state court.…
January 22, 2024
In this case, a patient brought claims alleging negligent medical care against a physician and the hospital where she was…
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