Ralph Nader and a coalition of consumer, privacy and civil rights groups today urged Senator Joseph Lieberman and Rep. Bennie Thompsonto demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stop the deployment of full-body scanning security devices in US airports until an independent review of the devices’ health effects, effectiveness and privacy safeguards is completed.

Consumers Need a Financial Consumers’ Association

One of the most important measures we can advance to protect consumers and taxpayers is embodied in an amendment drafted by Senator Charles Schumer. Senator Schumer’s amendment (SA 3772) provides a facility to establish an independent non-governmental nonprofit Financial Consumers’ Association (FCA). FCA has broad support from leading consumer organizations. Given the powerful influence of … Read more

Questions and Answers About The Financial Consumers’ Association

The Financial Consumers’ Association Over the last ten years the financial industry has spent, through lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions, over $5 billion pushing for and winning deregulation. This deregulation has come at a huge cost to taxpayers and consumers who currently have little voice in the regulatory debate. To protect consumers and to forestall … Read more

Consumer Groups Support Creation of Financial Consumers’ Association

Leading National Consumer Groups (Consumer Union , National Consumer Law Center, Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Advocates, USPIRG) support Financial Consumers’ Association (FCA) Letter follows: December 21, 2009 Senator Chris Dodd Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 448 Russell Building Washington, DC 20510 Congressman Barney Frank Committee on Financial … Read more

Ensuring a Viable Postal Service for America

Action Plan for the Future March 2010(pdf) For over 200 years, the Postal Service has fulfilled its mission to deliver trusted, affordable service to the nation. Its business model worked well because mail volume increased steadily as the nation grew. In recent years, however, as customer preferences have rapidly evolved and new technology has changed … Read more

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Join Morgan Spurlock and Ralph Nader at Busboys and Poets Friday, March 18 at 7:00pm For a special screening of POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold from acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Admission: $20 to benefit the Center for Study of Responsive Law Admission: $20 to benefit the Center for Study of Responsive Law … Read more

Seven States Fail to Make Full Online Disclosures in State Contracting

State Government Contract Assessment
A survey of the online availability of state government contracting information for all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming top a list of worst offenders in full online disclosure of state contracting information, according to a survey issued today by Ralph Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL).

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Request for Comments and Data to Assist FDA in its Consideration of Agency-Regulated Products that May Contain Nanoscale Materials, Docket No. FDA-2008-N-0416

Nano Dear FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach: These comments to Docket No. FDA-2008-N-0416 are in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) August 7, 2008 notice of public meeting and request for comments. The meeting was organized, and the comments and data requested, to assist the agency in further implementing the recommendations of the … Read more