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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.
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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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July 06, 2020
In the 2016 presidential election, a majority of voters in the state of Washington voted for Hillary Clinton. As a…
February 26, 2020
Delaware’s constitution provides that all members of its three highest courts—the Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Court of Chancery—must be…
November 08, 2017
Public Citizen assisted in representing then-U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen in challenging the FEC’s failure to require organizations that spend…
August 29, 2017
This case involved a first amendment challenge to a Florida Bar rule that prohibits candidates in state judicial elections from…
April 11, 2016
In this case, former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell challenged his conviction on bribery charges for accepting money and gifts from…
March 25, 2016
This case was brought by the Republican Party of Louisiana, and Republican Party committees in two Louisiana parishes, in the…
October 05, 2015
In this case, a Washington state intermediate appellate court ruled that the “citizen’s action” provision of Washington’s campaign finance laws…
July 30, 2014
Public Citizen, together with its principal campaign finance expert Craig Holman, the organization ProtectOurElections.org, and Kevin Zeese, filed a complaint…
May 05, 2014
In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to strike down longstanding provisions of the…
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