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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.
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.
June 07, 2022
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit under the citizen-suit provision of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the…
April 29, 2021
This appeal arose from a decision of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) regarding an award of attorney…
July 19, 2019
A private school in Virginia includes a clause in its enrollment contract with parents that requires the parents to pay…
May 21, 2019
We filed an amicus brief on behalf of Public Citizen and twelve other public-interest legal organizations in this appeal from…
February 01, 2017
In this case, private plaintiffs prevailed in a citizen suit under the Endangered Species Act against private defendants and obtained…
November 04, 2016
We filed an amicus brief on behalf of Public Citizen, Inc., Impact Fund, Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, and…
June 26, 2015
In a series of cases, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) refused to pay attorneys appointed to represent indigent…
September 09, 2014
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