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    European trade treaty known as the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP Today s public event and a second public meeting tomorrow Wednesday with live webstream 9am noon DC time comparing the CFPB to its European counterparts are sponsored by the PIRG backed TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue Financial Reform Read more about Debating trade and consumer protection in Brussels today Five Things You Should Know About DuPont Chemical Company Tuesday January 26 2016 By Anna Low Beer Digital Campaigner DuPont Chemical Company knew it was polluting communities with a toxic chemical but kept it quiet for decades Here s what else you need to know about the industry giant Public Health Read more about Five Things You Should Know About DuPont Chemical Company Red Light for Highway Boondoggles Tuesday January 19 2016 By Sean Doyle Transportation Digital Organizer Across the country states are poised to spend billions of dollars on wasteful highway projects new construction and expansions exhausting limited funds that could be better spent on repair and maintenance or put toward critical investment in transit biking and pedestrian options that better meet current and future needs Transportation Read more about Red Light for Highway Boondoggles Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods 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 Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign

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    bills take aim at agency health financial and safety regulations and also consumer rights to band together as a class to take their grievances against corporate wrongdoers to court That last bill would immunize Volkswagen from having to compensate VW Diesel owners for being deceptively sold cars designed to defeat air pollution requirements Consumer Protection Make VW Pay Read more about House Tees Up VW Bailout and Other Attacks on Public Protections Consumer Rights Progress in 2015 and hope for the new year Wednesday December 23 2015 By Anya Vanecek Public Health Digital Campaigner This was a big year for the fight to save antibiotics Now we re looking to the future and looking forward to continuing our efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics in factory farming Public Health Food Read more about Progress in 2015 and hope for the new year All I want for Christmas is responsibly raised meat Monday December 21 2015 By Anya Vanecek Public Health Digital Campaigner I don t want a lot for Christmas there is just one thing I need Public Health Food Read more about All I want for Christmas is responsibly raised meat Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods 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 Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and

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    Problems in the FDA Annual Report House Committee Launches Trojan Horse Assault On State Privacy Laws Tuesday December 8 2015 By Ed Mierzwinski Consumer Program Director This afternoon Tuesday 8 December the U S House Financial Services Committee launches a massive attack on state privacy laws Hidden inside a seemingly modest proposal to establish federal data breach notice requirements is a Trojan Horse provision designed to to take state consumer cops off the privacy beat completely and forever That s wrong because the states have always been key first responders and leaders on privacy threats that Congress has ignored from credit report accuracy and identity theft to data breaches and do not call lists Financial Reform Read more about House Committee Launches Trojan Horse Assault On State Privacy Laws The Phantom and Other Menaces Monday December 7 2015 By Anya Vanecek Public Health Digital Campaigner In the midst of warnings that the post antibiotic era is quickly approaching we see evidence that it has already arrived Public Health Read more about The Phantom and Other Menaces Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods 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 Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century

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    in Wall Street reform including the CFPB is on the chopping block So are many other PIRG health safety wallet and democracy priorities Public Health Read more about Not so secret Santas in Congress Using Spending Bill To Roll Back Health Safety Wallet Protections 30 Years of Trouble in Toyland 30 Years of Safety Improvements Wednesday November 18 2015 By Anna Low Beer Digital Campaigner Every year U S PIRG Education Fund releases Trouble in Toyland a report on toy safety which examines toys bought at major national retailers looking for safety hazards including toxic toys choking hazards labeling violations powerful magnets and excessibely loud toys We continue to find these hazards on store shelves which indicates the need for continued vigilance and adequate enforcement of safety regulations But despite lingering dangers in the last 30 years we ve come a long way in terms of both policy and compliance with standards Consumer Protection Read more about 30 Years of Trouble in Toyland 30 Years of Safety Improvements Millennials Want More Public Transportation Thursday November 12 2015 By Sean Doyle Transportation Digital Organizer A new poll shows that access to public transportation is very important for Millennials in considering where to live and where to work The results support our research over the past few years that found Millennials are driving less than older generations and are more prone to walk bike or take transit to get where they need to go Transportation Read more about Millennials Want More Public Transportation Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO

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    Regulators Too A Sub stantial Achievement Thursday October 22 2015 By Steve Blackledge Public Health Program Director On October 20 Subway announced its plan to phase out antibiotics from its entire meat supply This victory is just the next step of our mission to save antibiotics Public Health Read more about A Sub stantial Achievement Victory Subway Commits to Help Save Antibiotics Tuesday October 20 2015 By Steve Blackledge Public Health Program Director Today Subway announced a plan to phase out antibiotics from it s entire meat supply in response to mounting consumer demand for stronger action by the chain to help save antibiotics from overuse Public Health Read more about Victory Subway Commits to Help Save Antibiotics How Deadly are Your State s Roads Friday October 16 2015 By Sean Doyle Transportation Digital Organizer A new report by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows which states have the safest and most dangerous roads Here s how the states rank and what we can do about it Transportation Read more about How Deadly are Your State s Roads Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods 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 Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for

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    week the 3rd Circuit U S Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that had denied class action status to victims of a scheme targeting senior citizens who were suing Zions Bank and its payment processor affiliates for aiding the fraudsters U S regulators led by the Department of Justice have been fighting this and similar schemes yet powerful special interests have managed to create a false narrative in Washington DC that has been picked up by opponents of consumer protection laws They falsely claim that the government s target is legitimate payday lenders and gun dealers Wrong the target is financial crimes against consumers many consumers Consumer Protection Read more about Court Reinstates Case Against Bank That Aided Senior Citizen Fraud IRS Admits Data Breach Worse Than Thought Will Congress Do Wrong Thing Anyway Wednesday August 19 2015 By Ed Mierzwinski Consumer Program Director This week the IRS has admitted that thieves accessed the personal information enough to allow them to take your tax refund of an additional 220 000 taxpayers on top of the 114 000 reported in May Meanwhile we remain concerned that Congress will use continued publicity about the Target breach and other breaches as an excuse to pass dangerous data security legislation Dangerous Yes because it would only protect against limited financial identity theft harms but eliminate stronger state protections against the harms posed by the IRS breach the health insurance breaches and the OPM breach Consumer Protection Read more about IRS Admits Data Breach Worse Than Thought Will Congress Do Wrong Thing Anyway Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax

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    and has a lot to show for it How the CFPB s Data Keeps Getting Better and Better Friday July 17 2015 By Mike Litt Consumer Program Advocate As the CFPB turns 4 years old on July 21 here is some information on how it works for you and how we at PIRG use its data to produce reports such as our new report on mortgage complaints to the CFPB We ve also got some photos from the Americans for Financial Reform CFPB at 4 event Consumer Protection Read more about How the CFPB s Data Keeps Getting Better and Better The More I Hear About OPM Data Breach The Less I Know Except This It s Bad Wednesday June 24 2015 By Ed Mierzwinski Consumer Program Director Was it 4 million 14 million or 18 million records breached how many times likely by Chinese hackers Whose fault was it The USOPM director says no one s Really Perhaps the worst data breach ever raises lots of questions but I haven t heard any good answers Federal employees their families their friends and their neighbors because all of them could be victims deserve better answers just as they deserve better service than USOPM s credit monitoring provider is giving them Financial Reform Read more about The More I Hear About OPM Data Breach The Less I Know Except This It s Bad Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our

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    interests Transportation Funding Testimony Monday September 18 2006 By In brief the PennPIRG Education Fund is advocating that the Commission recommend the expansion of existing revenue streams for public transit such as the real estate transfer tax the tire tax and the rental car tax as well as developing new funding mechanisms such as a transportation impact fee a vehicle sales tax based on weight and or fuel efficiency as well as several others Transportation Read more about Transportation Funding Testimony Testimony on Potential Lease of the PA Turnpike Tuesday June 27 2006 By Many of the concerns raised about leasing Pennsylvania highways in general and the Turnpike in particular revolve around costs in a monetary sense especially raising tolls But there are many less visible costs whose impact will be far greater than toll increases under the proposed contract These costs need to be brought into the discussion Transportation Read more about Testimony on Potential Lease of the PA Turnpike Pages first previous 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods 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 Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Results Take Action Donate Join Us

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