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  • Making Health Care Work | NJPIRG
    last News Release NJPIRG Law Policy Center Public Health Food Health Care Stop the Superbugs NJPIRG gathered outside St Michaels s Medical Center in Newark Thursday to call on the Obama Administration to immediately restrict the use of antibiotics on factory farms when animals are not sick NJPIRG Law Policy Center released a new report Ending the Abuse of Antibiotics in Livestock Production The Case for Reform Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Public Health Health Care NJPIRG Urges Governor Christie to Invest in Outreach For New Healthcare Options We are two months away from New Jersey s health insurance exchange going live and thousands of New Jerseyans who stand to benefit won t even know about their new affordable options unless the Governor releases the funds for outreach and education Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Public Health Consumer Protection Health Care Twenty Top Generic Drugs Delayed By Industry Payoffs New Jerseyans with cancer heart disease epilepsy and other conditions have been forced to pay an average of 10 times more than necessary for at least 20 blockbuster drugs Brand drug manufacturers have made 98 billion in total sales off the drugs while the generic versions were delayed Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Public Health Consumer Protection Health Care New Report Documents A Decade Of Safety Violations By Compounding Pharmacies The contaminated drug that caused last fall s fungal meningitis outbreak killing 55 people nation wide and sickening 51 New Jerseyans is just the tip of the iceberg of an industry wide problem according to a new report released today by NJPIRG Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Health Care Gov Christie s Veto Means More Delays for Health Reform Gov Christie vetoed legislation today that would have created a health insurance exchange in New Jersey Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 next last Result Health Care Young People Now Covered This year the federal health care reforms that NJPIRG worked to win have started to pay off for young people In the past teens saw their premiums soar or were denied coverage when they turned 19 even if they d been insured their whole lives Now they can remain on their parents plans until age 26 Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Public Health Food Health Care Ending the Abuse of Antibiotics in Livestock Production The following white paper outlines the case for immediate action to stop the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms and protect the long terms effectiveness of these life saving medicines Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Public Health Health Care Should I Stay Or Should I Go Many consumers who buy their own health insurance face a big decision right now Should you renew your existing plan or switch to a new one It s an especially important decision for consumers whose insurance company is giving them the option to stay in a pre ACA plan one that falls below minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act for another year Here are our tips

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  • Consumer Protection | NJPIRG
    leading consumer environmental and public health organizations wrote an open letter in advance of the April 21 st deadline set by U S District Judge Charles R Breyer for a proposal that deals with Volkswagen s emission scandal Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule for Investment Advice U S PIRG federal legislative director Jerry Slominski on The Release of the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule for Investment Advice Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection Financial Reform More Than 100 Groups Insist on No Riders in Spending Legislation The day before the White House is expected to release its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal a coalition of more than 100 groups including U S PIRG sent a letter calling on President Barack Obama and all 535 members of Congress to oppose any federal appropriations bill that contains ideological policy riders Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection Letter to Congress 212 Groups Call On You To Oppose HR 4018 and Support a Strong Payday Rule Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last Report NJ PIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland 2015 For 30 years NJ PIRG Law Policy Center has conducted an annual survey of toy safety which has led to over 150 recalls and other regulatory actions over the years and has helped educate the public and policymakers on the need for continued action to protect the health and wellbeing of children Keep Reading Report U S PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Why You Should Get Security Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen Here are tips for preventing ID theft and using a security freeze How To Avoid Identity Theft How To Use a Security Freeze Keep Reading Report US PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Mortgages and Mortgage Complaints Our sixth report analyzing complaints in the CFPB s Public Consumer Complaint Database evaluates mortgage complaints the number one source of complaints to the CFPB totaling 38 of nearly 500 000 complaints posted since 2011 Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland 2014 Among the toys surveyed this year we found numerous choking hazards and five toys with concentrations of toxics exceeding federal standards In addition to reporting on potentially hazardous products found in stores in 2014 this installment of the report describes the potential hazards in toys and children s products Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Transportation The Unfriendly Skies This report analyzes these consumer complaints about U S air carriers for the five year period from 2009 2013 evaluates the effectiveness of new regulations and compares airlines performance This report tracks trends in tens of thousands of consumer complaints over time finding how some airlines have improved their rankings and others have worsened We also compare consumer complaint data with other DOT data that tracks airlines on time performance and baggage handling Keep Reading Pages 1 2

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  • Toxic Free Communities | NJPIRG
    record as did other Americans for Financial Reform coalition members Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last News Release U S PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Make VW Pay Transportation Framework for VW Settlement Announced Statement by Mike Litt Consumer Program Advocate at U S PIRG Education Fund on todays announced VW settlement For more details on what a strong settlement agreement ought to look like please see the open letter that we released earlier this week with other consumer and environmental groups Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Public Health Food Taco Bell Moves Away From Chicken Raised on Medically Important Antibiotics Taco Bell will no longer serve chicken raised on medically important antibiotics in U S locations starting in 2017 The announcement was included in a release from Taco Bell s parent company Yum Brands and comes amid widespread consumer demand and concern from the medical community about the overuse of antibiotics on livestock and poultry Taco Bell s announcement will put major market pressure on the meat industry to stop overusing antibiotics and should push its partner brands KFC and Pizza Hut to have stronger commitments as well Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Make VW Pay Leading Groups Send Criteria for Evaluating VW Settlement Four leading consumer environmental and public health organizations wrote an open letter in advance of the April 21 st deadline set by U S District Judge Charles R Breyer for a proposal that deals with Volkswagen s emission scandal Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule for Investment Advice U S PIRG federal legislative director Jerry Slominski on The Release of the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule for Investment Advice Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection Financial Reform More Than 100 Groups Insist on No Riders in Spending Legislation The day before the White House is expected to release its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal a coalition of more than 100 groups including U S PIRG sent a letter calling on President Barack Obama and all 535 members of Congress to oppose any federal appropriations bill that contains ideological policy riders Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Result Public Health KIDS SCHOOL LUNCHES NOW SAFER For years America s schoolchildren have been eating beef chicken and other foods that would have been rejected as substandard even by fast food chains Thanks in part to our advocacy the U S D A has stopped buying such low quality meat for school lunches Keep Reading Report NJ PIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland 2015 For 30 years NJ PIRG Law Policy Center has conducted an annual survey of toy safety which has led to over 150 recalls and other regulatory actions over the years and has helped educate the public and policymakers on the need for continued action to

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  • Reining in Wall Street | NJPIRG
    in the way the credit bureaus treat complaints said U S PIRG s Ed Mierzwinski The credit bureaus have been run by computers for years now They re going to have to hire more people and actually verify that what a creditor said is true Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Law Policy Center Financial Reform Report Mistaken Identity Tops Debt Collection Complaints Debt collectors trying to collect debt from the wrong person were the top source of New Jerseyans complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB according to a report released today by the NJPIRG Law Policy Center The report also found that New Jersey consumers are 8th most likely nationwide to file complaints to the CFPB about debt collection and that debt collection is a top source of complaints Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Financial Reform Report Capital One Most Complained About Credit Card Company in NJ New Jersey consumers file more complaints about Capital One than any other credit card company according to a report released today by NJPIRG Law Policy Center The report which looked at data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau s CFPB public Consumer Complaints Database also found that New Jersey consumers are 5th most likely to file credit card complaints Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Consumer Protection Financial Reform New CFPB rules will protect homebuyers and homeowners On Friday January 10 new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB rules will go into effect that will help protect homeowners and homebuyers from the mortgage abuses that led to the housing crisis In particular consumers will get protections from lenders that make risky loans without checking a borrower s income assets or ability to repay a loan Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 next last Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Financial Reform Debt Collectors Debt Complaints This is the fifth in a series of reports that review complaints to the CFPB nationally and on a state by state level In this report we explore consumer complaints about debt collection with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with debt collectors and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Financial Reform Credit Cards Consumer Complaints The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB was established in 2010 in the wake of the worst financial crisis in decades Its mission is to identify dangerous and unfair financial practices to educate consumers about these practices and to regulate the financial institutions that perpetuate them Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Financial Reform Remove Barriers to Low Interest Rates Congress has a rare bipartisan opportunity to put more money in Americans pockets strengthen the housing market and boost the entire economy By making it easier to refinance into today s low interest rates Congress could expand the Home Affordable Refinance Program HARP so it helps up to 13 million Americans nationwide save 35 billion

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  • JOBS | NJPIRG
    more about all our positions including SUMMER JOBS Are you ready to help build the grassroots power it takes to stand up to special interests and give the public a voice For years NJPIRG has won real victories to protect our democracy our health and safety and our financial wellbeing Yet we still face enormous challenges from a flood of big money in our democracy to hidden genetically modified ingredients in the food we eat That s why we ve partnered with the Fund for the Public Interest to help us bring together thousands of like minded students and activists to work on campaigns to win real progress for the public We need people like you to go out into communities to talk with citizens about the issues raise money and build membership You will also have the opportunity to work with the media build coalitions and mobilize community activists Positions are available in state as well as in more than 50 offices across the country For more information or to apply visit www JobsForGoodCauses org JOBS FOR RECENT GRADUATES This year we are hiring 100 recent college graduates to join our staff and make a difference as campus organizers fellows and in a variety of other positions Read more about our featured positions and search for others JOBS FOR EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES If you re interested in working with us we may have a position for you We re looking for talented go getters who are ready to make a difference on some of the most pressing issues of the day Learn more about our openings INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS Get a chance to work side by side with one of our lead NJPIRG staff focusing on real problems that affect people in their daily lives We are currently hiring

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  • News Releases | NJPIRG
    leading consumer environmental and public health organizations wrote an open letter in advance of the April 21 st deadline set by U S District Judge Charles R Breyer for a proposal that deals with Volkswagen s emission scandal Read more about Leading Groups Send Criteria for Evaluating VW Settlement News Release U S PIRG Public Health Food Taco Bell Moves Away From Chicken Raised on Medically Important Antibiotics Taco Bell will no longer serve chicken raised on medically important antibiotics in U S locations starting in 2017 The announcement was included in a release from Taco Bell s parent company Yum Brands and comes amid widespread consumer demand and concern from the medical community about the overuse of antibiotics on livestock and poultry Taco Bell s announcement will put major market pressure on the meat industry to stop overusing antibiotics and should push its partner brands KFC and Pizza Hut to have stronger commitments as well Read more about Taco Bell Moves Away From Chicken Raised on Medically Important Antibiotics News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection Financial Reform More Than 100 Groups Insist on No Riders in Spending Legislation The day before the White House is expected to release its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal a coalition of more than 100 groups including U S PIRG sent a letter calling on President Barack Obama and all 535 members of Congress to oppose any federal appropriations bill that contains ideological policy riders Read more about More Than 100 Groups Insist on No Riders in Spending Legislation Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining

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  • Resources | NJPIRG
    Drinking Water Resource Public Health Health Care SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information This guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Keep Reading about SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Resource Public Health New Jersey Schools At Potential Risk From Toxic Disasters How many New Jersey schools and school children are within one mile of a high risk chemical facility Keep Reading about New Jersey Schools At Potential Risk From Toxic Disasters Resource Public Health Change the Market Support Antibiotic free Restaurants These restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics Keep Reading about Change the Market Support Antibiotic free Restaurants Pages 1 2 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3

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  • Reports | NJPIRG
    Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen Here are tips for preventing ID theft and using a security freeze How To Avoid Identity Theft How To Use a Security Freeze Read more about Why You Should Get Security Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen Report US PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Mortgages and Mortgage Complaints Our sixth report analyzing complaints in the CFPB s Public Consumer Complaint Database evaluates mortgage complaints the number one source of complaints to the CFPB totaling 38 of nearly 500 000 complaints posted since 2011 Read more about Mortgages and Mortgage Complaints Report NJPIRG Law and Policy Center Budget Following the Money 2015 Read more about Following the Money 2015 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Energy Service Corps Our Federation Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Results Take Action Donate JOIN

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