Current Actions

  • Tell your senators: We need carbon solutions, not more of the same

    As the United States cautiously begins to reopen, traffic congestion and emissions are starting to climb back up to pre-lockdown levels -- worsening our air quality and contributing to climate change.

    We need Congress to support policies that prioritize fixing and maintaining existing infrastructure before funding new projects, expanding access to clean and efficient transit options, and putting more electric vehicles on the road by building up charging stations.

    That's why we're calling on the Senate to include these policies in its transportation spending bill, currently under consideration.

  • Tell Congress: Repeal the Dirty Water Rule

    The Trump administration's Dirty Water Rule wipes out protections for wetlands, streams and headwaters that provide drinking water for millions of Americans -- and it has even been criticized by the EPA's own science advisors.

    Tell Congress to repeal the Dirty Water Rule.

  • Tell the USDA: Say "no" to increased use of toxic herbicides

    Docket #: APHIS-2020-0021-0001

    We the undersigned oppose Monsanto's petition to deregulate its genetically engineered corn, which is tolerant to multiple toxic herbicides, including dicamba and glyphosate. Deregulating this corn will increase the use of these herbicides, which threatens public health and our environment. Exposure to dicamba and glyphosate has been linked to an increased risk of cancer.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell President Trump: Get emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service

    The U.S. Postal Service is suffering from sharply declining demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. USPS has warned Congress that it will run out of cash by September 2020 if the federal government doesn't step in with financial assistance.

    Fortunately, it's not yet too late for the U.S. Postal Service. In order to protect this essential service from insolvency, join us in calling on President Trump to support emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Tell President Trump: Get emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service

    The U.S. Postal Service is suffering from sharply declining demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. USPS has warned Congress that it will run out of cash by September 2020 if the federal government doesn't step in with financial assistance.

    Fortunately, it's not yet too late for the U.S. Postal Service. In order to protect this essential service from insolvency, join us in calling on President Trump to support emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

  • We need more funding for vital coronavirus testing

    As states across the country tentatively begin to reopen businesses and relax social distancing measures, it will become more important than ever to continue a robust testing program -- and states can't get all the way to a nationwide solution without some federal coordination.

    The Senate can make a big difference by pushing for more national coordination and funding for testing in the next stimulus bill, expected this July. Tell your U.S. senators that you support more funding for vital coronavirus coordination and testing.

  • Tell Congress: Taxpayers deserve to see the receipts of COVID-19 emergency spending

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has announced that Americans may never find out how over $500 billion of taxpayer money has been awarded to businesses.

    Tell Congress to pass the PPP Transparency Act and get taxpayers the receipts.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: It's time to move beyond plastic

    We need your voice to help us move our country beyond plastic pollution. Congress has a chance to take bold action to reduce waste by making plastic producers financially responsible for their discarded products.

    Send a message to your senators: Support ambitious nationwide legislation to move us beyond single-use plastics and increase the availability of reusable and recyclable alternatives.

  • Tell L'Oréal: Get talc out of our personal care products

    Dear L'Oréal USA CEO Frédéric Rozé,

    Many of L'Oréal's products contain talc, which can be contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos because the two materials are often intermingled underground.

    Our personal care products shouldn't come with undue risks to our health. Johnson & Johnson just announced it would stop selling talc-based baby powders -- a major step in the right direction when it comes to making consumer products safer and toxic-free.

    I urge you to follow Johnson & Johnson's lead and protect the health of your customers by getting talc out of your makeup and other powder-based products.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Americans' stimulus payments should be protected from debt collectors

    Through its Economic Impact Payments, the CARES Act provided crucial financial relief to millions of American families struggling to make ends meet in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

    But unfortunately, this money is still not adequately protected from predatory debt collectors. While banks and even many debt collectors and debt buyers believe that the payments should be exempt from garnishment orders, some creditors have continued to attempt to garnish and freeze bank accounts.

    That's why we're calling on Congress to pass S.3841, which will exempt Economic Impact Payments from court-ordered garnishments to pay creditors. Add your name today.

  • Tell Congress: Don't bail out the plastics industry

    Our taxpayer dollars shouldn't be spent propping up polluters. Call on your U.S. representative to oppose bailing out the plastics industry.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect public health from soot pollution

    Docket # EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0072-0293

    Soot pollution is deadly. It contributes to tens of thousands of deaths each year, and new research finds it could exacerbate cases of COVID-19.

    Freezing standards on soot pollution at its current level is an unsafe, unsound decision. In order to protect the public from the dangers of exposure to airborne soot -- including lung disease, bronchitis and cancer, I urge you to tighten standards on industrial pollution.

    Sincerely,

  • Healthier farms, healthier Americans

    Pesticides are too deeply ingrained in our farming system. The seeds farmers buy often come pre-treated with chemicals -- and sometimes, farmers don't even know it. We don't need to use so many chemicals to farm our food. We need to cut down on chemical use to promote healthier farms, less toxic residue on the food we buy, and healthier lives for all Americans.

  • Tell Congress: Require the EPA to clean up toxic waste sites

    Exposure to toxic waste at Superfund sites, including dioxin, lead and radiation, can cause cancer, birth defects and rare disease. Yet, the backlog of Superfund sites in need of cleanup is the biggest it has been in at least 15 years. Call on Congress to use its oversight authority to direct the EPA to address this backlog now.

  • TELL YOUR GOVERNOR: INVEST IN CLEAN, ELECTRIC SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES

    Dear Governor,

    It's time for our state's transit and school bus systems to stop using dirty, diesel buses that endanger our health, our children and our communities. Electric buses are here, and they're cleaner, healthier and often cheaper in the long run. Thanks to the $14.7 billion Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement, we have a historic opportunity to reduce transportation pollution in our state. I urge you to use our state's portion of the Volkswagen funds to purchase all-electric school and transit buses for our children and our communities.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Protect healthcare workers now

    In late April, America surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. Our health care workers still don't have enough of the equipment that they need to protect themselves and care for their patients. And new estimates say cases could skyrocket as states reopen.

    To make matters worse, the federal government has focused on funneling supplies to private companies rather than coordinating the supply chain and getting materials directly to areas in need. And in some cases, suppliers are charging outrageous prices as states, local governments and hospitals are forced to bid against each other over equipment.

    We're calling on a set of key Senators to include a central, transparent system for procuring and distributing critical medical supplies directly to impacted areas as part of the next coronavirus stimulus package. Send your message today.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Support funding for contact tracing to contain COVID-19

    As our country begins to reopen, we need to be sure that our government and health care system are equipped to keep us safe and contain the spread of COVID-19.

    Public health experts agree that, along with a dramatic increase in our country's testing capabilities, contact tracing will be essential if we want to catch any future coronavirus outbreaks early.

    This can't happen without proper funding from Congress. Tell your U.S. senators to support funding for contact tracing and voluntary isolation measures so that we can contain COVID-19.

  • Urge your U.S. senators to protect consumers from price gouging

    There's a lot to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic, but absurd prices for hand sanitizer and other critical medical supplies shouldn't be one of them. Call on the U.S. Senate to support the Price Gouging Prevention Act, which would set and enforce rules on predatory price gouging.

  • Help get critical medical supplies directly to areas in need

    In late April, America surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. But our health care workers don't have enough of the equipment that they need to protect themselves and care for their patients.

    To make matters worse, rather than coordinating the supply chain and getting materials directly to areas in need, the federal government is funneling supplies to private companies. And in some cases, suppliers are charging outrageous prices as states, local governments and hospitals are forced to bid against each other over equipment.

    We're calling on Congress to immediately pass the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act, which would establish a central, transparent system for procuring and distributing critical medical supplies directly to impacted areas. Add your name today.

  • Label toxic ingredients in cleaning products

    For millions of us, spending more time at home and more time cleaning our homes due to the COVID-19 crisis has heightened our risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals found in everyday cleaning supplies.

    The labels on some of these cleaning products don't mention that many of their chemical ingredients are toxic and are even associated with cancer, asthma, reproductive harms and other serious health issues. At a time when cleaning products are flying off store shelves, and millions of children are spending their days at home and are more exposed to those products, consumers should have the information they need to choose products that are right for their health and the health of their families.

    We're calling on Congress to pass legislation requiring that any health risks associated with the chemicals in a cleaning product be disclosed on the product's label. Add your name today.

  • Help get critical medical supplies directly to areas in need

    In late April, America surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. But our health care workers don't have enough of the equipment that they need to protect themselves and care for their patients.

    To make matters worse, rather than coordinating the supply chain and getting materials directly to areas in need, the federal government is funneling supplies to private companies. And in some cases, suppliers are charging outrageous prices as states, local governments and hospitals are forced to bid against each other over equipment.

    We're calling on Congress to immediately pass the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act, which would establish a central, transparent system for procuring and distributing critical medical supplies directly to impacted areas. Add your name today.

  • Take action to ensure refunds for cancelled air travel

    Thousands of Americans have cancelled travel plans as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the country -- but it's still nearly impossible to get money back from airlines for cancelled tickets.

    This bill will change that, requiring airlines to offer full refunds to all travelers who cancel their plans. Send a message urging your U.S. senators to support the Cash Refunds for Coronavirus Cancellations Act of 2020.

  • Help get critical medical supplies directly to areas in need

    In late April, America surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. But our health care workers don't have enough of the equipment that they need to protect themselves and care for their patients.

    To make matters worse, rather than coordinating the supply chain and getting materials directly to areas in need, the federal government is funneling supplies to private companies. And in some cases, suppliers are charging outrageous prices as states, local governments and hospitals are forced to bid against each other over equipment.

    We're calling on Congress to immediately pass the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act, which would establish a central, transparent system for procuring and distributing critical medical supplies directly to impacted areas. Add your name today.

  • TELL YOUR U.S. HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE: HELP PROTECT AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT

    It's clear that the companies that hold massive amounts of our personal data aren't doing enough to keep it safe. And we aren't waiting for companies to get their act together.

    U.S. PIRG and our national network helped win a federal law to give every citizen access to free credit report freezes in the wake of the Equifax hack. The next step is to make these freezes the default setting.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support this common-sense step to protect consumers.

  • Protect consumers from debt collection harassment during the coronavirus crisis

    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger:

    At a moment of intense financial vulnerability for millions of Americans, harassment from debt collectors is one more stress consumers don't need. Yet, since March 1, more than 6,000 complaints about issues with debt collection have been submitted to your agency's online database.

    Americans have enough to worry about without debt collectors harassing them or garnishing their much-needed stimulus payments from the CARES Act. I urge you to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by cracking down on any debt collectors that ignore forbearance or loan modification policies designed to give consumers a break.

    Sincerely,

  • Call on your governor to expand vote-by-mail opportunities during COVID-19

    Voters shouldn't have to choose between protecting their health and participating in our democracy this November. To ensure that every eligible voter can safely cast a ballot in the presidential election, our states need to make expanding vote-by-mail a key part of their plans. Send a message to your governor today.

  • We must remove barriers to ventilator repair immediately

    Thanks to the public pressure created by people like you, manufacturers GE, Medtronic, Zoll, and Fisher & Paykel are loosening repair restrictions on ventilators to help hospitals respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Now, we're calling on governors to issue executive orders compelling holdouts such as Dräger and Vyaire to do the same. With your help, we know we can win here, too.

  • Congress must get emergency funding to the U.S. Postal Service

    As COVID-19 keeps Americans confined to their homes, the U.S. Postal Service has been an essential service, delivering medicine, voting ballots and emergency relief checks to our homes every day.

    But now, as the coronavirus pandemic slashes mail volume, this vital service is in danger of insolvency. Tell your U.S. senators to support legislation to get emergency funding to the U.S. Postal Service immediately.

  • COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 TESTING

    Health professionals and experts say we don't have enough fast and accurate coronavirus tests to meet the current need.

    A chorus of experts, including former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, are also saying that fast, accurate and widespread testing will be key to moving safely out of social distancing and engaging in public life.

    We are calling on Adm. Brett Giroir, the testing chief in the U.S., to work with federal and state agencies and health experts to build up the fast, accurate and comprehensive testing infrastructure we need, including:

    1. Expanding testing capacity and expediting test processing, using the Defense Production Act to get the tests and supplies that health professionals need, set clear standards for quality, and expand testing options through newly authorized labs, drive-through and home testing options.

    1. Making serological antibody tests widely available, so we can know who has already had COVID-19 and can use that information to make decisions to move out of social distancing.

    1. Setting up a national, coordinated network that can identify and trace small future pockets of infection before they multiply into larger outbreaks.
  • Tell the EPA: Clean up toxic Superfund sites

    Under EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's watch, the EPA has allowed the largest buildup of unfunded, toxic Superfund sites in 15 years, putting the health of our communities at risk.

    Join us in calling on the EPA to do its job and prioritize cleaning up these toxic waste sites.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Help protect against identity theft

    It's clear that the companies that hold massive amounts of our personal data aren't doing enough to keep it safe. And we aren't waiting for companies to get their act together.

    U.S. PIRG and our national network helped win a federal law to give every citizen access to free credit report freezes in the wake of the Equifax hack. The next step is to make these freezes the default setting.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support this common-sense step to protect consumers.

  • Tell your U.S. representative to shut down unlined coal ash storage ponds

    The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency wants to allow hundreds of coal ash ponds to continue operating without any lining -- putting our groundwater at serious risk of toxic contamination.

    This proposal puts our health and the health of our communities at risk. Take action: Let's tell Congress to mandate the closure of all unlined coal ash ponds.

  • Monsanto should warn buyers about Roundup's link to cancer

    The World Health Organization has declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is a "probable human carcinogen." But Monsanto, the company that produces Roundup, does not include this crucial information in the weed killer's warning label.

    In a lawsuit settlement in March, Monsanto agreed to remove certain language from Roundup's label after consumers alleged that glyphosate attacks an enzyme in humans as well as plants. But even with that language removed, Roundup's label still fails to warn consumers about glyphosate's link to cancer.

    We're calling on the EPA to order Monsanto to include glyphosate's identification as a probable human carcinogen on Roundup's warning label. Add your name today.

  • Tell the White House: Coordinate the purchase and distribution of medical equipment

    An investigation by ProPublica has revealed that suppliers of medical equipment and protective gear are using the COVID-19 crisis to drive up prices. As a result, some states -- including New York, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic -- are having to purchase lifesaving supplies at prices up to 15 times higher than normal.

    We’re calling on the White House to help prevent price hikes and needless competition when it comes to crucial medical equipment by coordinating a transparent, equitable and centralized system for the purchase and distribution of supplies directly to areas in need. Add your name today.

  • Make sure everyone who needs a test gets a test

    Health professionals say they don't have enough coronavirus tests available to test everyone who needs it, and so they're left largely in the dark on the scope of the problem and how to contain it.

    That's why we're calling on Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of the coronavirus testing response, to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test. Add your name now.

  • Tell Amazon: Protect consumers from price gouging

    As coronavirus has become an increasingly global threat, prices for supplies like hand sanitizer, sold on Amazon, have spiked.

    The world's leading online marketplace, Amazon, should be able to protect consumers in emergency situations from being taken advantage of. Tell Amazon to stop the price gouging before it happens.

  • Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing

    Health professionals and experts say we don't have enough fast and accurate coronavirus tests to meet the current need- treating everyone with symptoms and health professionals.

    A chorus of experts, including former Food and Drug Administration Commissioners like Scott Gottlieb, are also saying that fast, accurate, accurate and widespread testing will be key to moving safely out of social distancing and engaging in public life.

    We are calling on Admiral Giroir, the testing chief in the U.S, to work with federal and state agencies and health experts to build up the fast, accurate and comprehensive testing infrastructure we need including:

    *Expanded testing capacity and expedited test processing- using the Defense Production Act to get the tests and supplies that health professionals need, set clear standards for quality and expand testing options through newly authorized labs, drive-through and home testing options.

    *Making serological antibody tests widely available, so we can know who has already had COVID-19 and can use that information to make decisions to move out of social distancing.

    *Set up a national, coordinated network that can identify and trace small future pockets of infection, before they multiply into larger outbreaks.

  • Tell Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to support repair

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella,

    The idea that we should be able to fix our machines is not new -- using our electronic products for longer and upgrading them instead of replacing them dramatically cuts climate pollution and produces less waste.

    When products cannot be fixed, or the only option for repair is a manufacturer-approved location, that means many products that could be reused are thrown away.

    Microsoft has historically opposed Right to Repair, but your recent decision to make the Surface products more repairable is a critical step forward. Given your recent pledge to have Microsoft become carbon negative by 2030, and your leadership as a leading global technology company, we are calling on Microsoft to reverse its position on Right to Repair -- and start a new trend in more sustainable electronic devices.

  • Give caregivers a little credit

    More than 40 million Americans spend time caring for children or elderly family members without pay -- and that figure doesn't include the millions more that have joined their ranks to look after their young, elderly or ill loved ones since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Moreover, caregiving is only going to become more urgently needed as our country's population ages.

    Families who want to take care of those they love should have all the support they need. We can start by overhauling our policies to recognize the work of caregivers as valuable contributions to their communities -- beginning with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

    The EITC has been helping families make ends meet since 1975. But in its current form, it fails to recognize the contributions of unpaid caregivers. Tell your U.S. House representative: Support legislation to allow unpaid caregivers to benefit from the EITC today.

  • Call on the EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

    Docket #EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844-1608

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate 71 of the 100 crops that provide 90 percent of the world's food supply.

    Researchers point to neonicotinoids as a leading cause of colony collapse. Neonicotinoids attack bees' central nervous system, causing brain damage, paralysis and death. I urge you to protect bees by banning the worst uses of all neonicotinoids, including all yard, garden and landscaping uses of neonicotinoids and the use of neonicotinoid-coated seeds in any setting.

    Sincerely,

  • Call on your state attorney general to investigate Amazon price gouging

    After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, U.S. PIRG Education Fund found severe price gouging for hand sanitizer and face masks on Amazon's online marketplace. Nearly one in six of the products sold directly by Amazon had price spikes 50 percent higher than the average price.

    Despite efforts by online marketplaces and attorneys general, these problems continue. I urge you to protect consumers from being taken advantage of during this pandemic by investigating Amazon and other online marketplaces for enabling price gouging.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell airlines: Refund passengers for coronavirus cancellations

    Deciding not to fly is a healthy choice during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as the CDC recommends we all practice social distancing. Travelers who cancel their plans to protect their health shouldn't have to take a financial hit for making a responsible choice. I urge you to provide full refunds, not only travel vouchers, to customers who cancel their plans due to coronavirus.

  • Tell President Trump to ramp up ventilator production

    Health professionals warn we don't have enough ventilators to treat the projected number of COVID-19 patients. To save lives, the Trump administration should use its emergency powers to dramatically ramp up ventilator production over the next four weeks.

  • Double our ventilator supply now

    Experts are predicting a critical shortage of ventilators to deal with the projected number of COVID-19 patients, while still being able to meet the needs of all of the other patients who need ventilators to stay alive. Healthcare providers should not be forced to choose which patients under their care get life saving treatment, and which ones don't.

    It's time to use federal emergency powers to ramp up ventilator supply so that we can double the available number in the next four weeks. We're calling on you to use the Defense Production Act to generate manufacturing orders for new ventilators, require manufacturers to make repair information available, and coordinate the refurbishment of tens of thousands of older ventilators in storage across the country.

  • Support the Disaster Protection for Workers' Credit Act

    Many Americans will be running up their credit card balances or paying bills late just to get by until the coronavirus is under control. This bill will ensure extended protections for people who face lasting financial hardship from the outbreak.

    Send a message to your U.S. senators today urging them to support the Disaster Protection for Workers' Credit Act.

  • Urge Congress to protect our buses and trains during COVID-19

    Health care professionals, sanitation workers, grocery store clerks, and millions of other Americans rely on safe, clean and reliable public transportation every day. Urge Congress to secure emergency funding for our public transit agencies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Add your name: Remove barriers to fixing ventilators

    U.S. hospitals do not have enough ventilators to meet the spike in cases of respiratory failure that the novel coronavirus is projected to create.

    As ventilators are pressed into round-the-clock use, repair and maintenance issues will increase. While some ventilator manufacturers provide the service information that biomedical technicians need, other manufacturers make it hard to access manuals, read error logs or run diagnostic tests. We need to remove those barriers now.

    Join us in calling on manufacturers to release the vital service information hospitals need to service and maintain all viable ventilators in the United States.

  • Tell the FTC: Stop price gouging during emergencies

    As more and more governors declare states of emergency over COVID-19, some businesses continue to significantly inflate prices for critical supplies.

    We need stronger action from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prevent sellers from taking advantage of consumers, potentially putting their health at risk.

  • Tell Congress: Freeze student loan repayment during the COVID-19 pandemic

    In order to stop the COVID-19 pandemic from getting worse, every single American must stay home and follow social distancing guidance from experts and elected officials. But it's clear that following that advice is going to have a severe economic impact on many, including leaving millions of student loan borrowers without income for months.

    We shouldn't force student loan borrowers to choose between their family's health, putting food on the table, or paying the bills. That's why we need Congress to cancel student loan payments until this crisis is over.

  • Make sure everyone who needs a test gets a test

    Health professionals say they don't have enough coronavirus tests available to test everyone who needs it, and so they're left largely in the dark on the scope of the problem and how to contain it.

    That's why we're calling on Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of coronavirus testing response, to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test.

    The plan, put forward by former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner David Kessler, MD, includes four crucial provisions:

    • Expand testing locations by granting universities and private institutions the ability to test, using drive-through testing, and getting Department of Defense medics to staff mobile testing units.
    • Expedite testing by directing UPS, Amazon, FedEx and USPS to coordinate on shipping.
    • Improve data management by getting Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others to consult on managing the huge flow of new data.
    • Communicate clearly by coordinating with the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other medical experts to give clear guidance on who needs a test, where to get the test, and what to make of the results.

    Beyond Commissioner Kessler's recommendations, U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling on Adm. Giroir to increase the amount of test kits sent out into the field, and ensure that each testing location has the necessary tools to process the results swiftly.

    Send your message now.

  • Call on Congress to send Americans emergency cash to stay at home

    Federal and state officials are stating that anyone not part of providing essential basic services should stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. To prevent anyone from having to choose between working to pay for their family's needs and social distancing, the federal government should send Americans cash.

    Add your name to tell Congress to send people emergency cash so that everyone can afford to stay at home.

  • Tell the FTC: Stop price gouging during emergencies

    As more and more governors declare states of emergency over COVID-19, some businesses continue to significantly inflate prices for critical supplies.

    We need stronger action from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prevent sellers from taking advantage of consumers, potentially putting their health at risk.

  • Tell the governor to support our right to repair

    Every day, we throw away hundreds of thousands of resource-intensive phones and replace them from the ground up, in part because of unnecessary obstacles to repair put up by manufacturers.

    That's why we're calling on governors to support legislation that will make it easier for people to repair their devices, so that we spend less and waste less.

  • Make sure everyone who needs a test gets a test

    Health professionals say they don't have enough coronavirus tests available to test everyone who needs it, and so they're left largely in the dark on the scope of the problem and how to contain it.

    That's why we're calling on Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of coronavirus testing response, to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test.

    The plan, put forward by former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner David Kessler, MD, includes four crucial provisions:

    • Expand testing locations by granting universities and private institutions the ability to test, using drive-through testing, and getting Department of Defense medics to staff mobile testing units.
    • Expedite testing by directing UPS, Amazon, FedEx and USPS to coordinate on shipping.
    • Improve data management by getting Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others to consult on managing the huge flow of new data.
    • Communicate clearly by coordinating with the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other medical experts to give clear guidance on who needs a test, where to get the test, and what to make of the results.

    Beyond Commissioner Kessler's recommendations, U.S. PIRG is calling on Adm. Giroir to increase the amount of test kits sent out into the field, and ensure that each testing location has the necessary tools to process the results swiftly.

    Send your message now.

  • Make sure everyone who needs a test gets a test

    Health professionals say they don't have enough coronavirus tests available to test everyone who needs it, and so they're left largely in the dark on the scope of the problem and how to contain it.

    That's why we're calling on Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of coronavirus testing response, to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test.

    The plan, put forward by former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner David Kessler, MD, includes four crucial provisions:

    • Expand testing locations by granting universities and private institutions the ability to test, using drive-through testing, and getting Department of Defense medics to staff mobile testing units.
    • Expedite testing by directing UPS, Amazon, FedEx and USPS to coordinate on shipping.
    • Improve data management by getting Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others to consult on managing the huge flow of new data.
    • Communicate clearly by coordinating with the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other medical experts to give clear guidance on who needs a test, where to get the test, and what to make of the results.

    Beyond Commissioner Kessler's recommendations, U.S. PIRG is calling on Adm. Giroir to increase the amount of test kits sent out into the field, and ensure that each testing location has the necessary tools to process the results swiftly.

    Send your message now.

  • Make sure everyone who needs a test gets a test

    Health professionals say they don't have enough coronavirus tests available to test everyone who needs it, and so they're left largely in the dark on the scope of the problem and how to contain it.

    That's why we're calling on Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of coronavirus testing response, to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test.

    The plan, put forward by former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner David Kessler, MD, includes four crucial provisions:

    • Expand testing locations by granting universities and private institutions the ability to test, using drive-through testing, and getting Department of Defense medics to staff mobile testing units.
    • Expedite testing by directing UPS, Amazon, FedEx and USPS to coordinate on shipping.
    • Improve data management by getting Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others to consult on managing the huge flow of new data.
    • Communicate clearly by coordinating with the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other medical experts to give clear guidance on who needs a test, where to get the test, and what to make of the results.

    Beyond Commissioner Kessler's recommendations, U.S. PIRG is calling on Adm. Giroir to increase the amount of test kits sent out into the field, and ensure that each testing location has the necessary tools to process the results swiftly.

    Send your message now.

  • Tell Congress: Stop reckless deregulation

    To prevent economic disaster in the face of the disease's spread, we need strong regulation more than ever -- but big banks are using the coronavirus as an opportunity to call for reckless deregulation. Send a message to Congress to help ensure that we don't ease up on vital rules when we need them most.

  • Protect frontline workers from coronavirus

    We're calling on the Secretary of Labor to enact an emergency standard to protect frontline workers, including first responders and health care workers, from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Ensuring their safety will help ensure all of ours.

  • Tell the FTC: Stop Unfair Car Dealer Tricks

    Some car dealerships have been caught using deceptive tactics that lock Americans into high-cost car loans they don't deserve. This has helped fuel the historic rise of auto debt that could threaten the financial health of Americans.

    Consumers should not have to worry about being taken advantage of when they go to buy, lease or trade-in a vehicle. The Federal Trade Commission should use the power Congress gave it in 2010 to write rules to prevent unfair or deceptive car dealer practices related to the sale, financing, or leasing of automobiles.

  • Tell Amazon: Protect consumers from price gouging

    As coronavirus has become an increasingly global threat, prices for supplies like hand sanitizer, sold on Amazon, have spiked.

    The world's leading online marketplace, Amazon, should be able to protect consumers in emergency situations from being taken advantage of. Tell Amazon to stop the price gouging before it happens.

  • Tell Amazon: Protect consumers from price gouging

    As coronavirus has become an increasingly global threat, prices for supplies like hand sanitizer, sold on Amazon, have spiked.

    The world's leading online marketplace, Amazon, should be able to protect consumers in emergency situations from being taken advantage of. Tell Amazon to stop the price gouging before it happens.

  • Tell Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to support repair

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella,

    The idea that we should be able to fix our machines is not new -- using our electronic products for longer and upgrading them instead of replacing them dramatically cuts climate pollution and produces less waste.

    When products cannot be fixed, or the only option for repair is a manufacturer-approved location, that means many products which could be reused are thrown away.

    Microsoft has historically opposed Right to Repair, but your recent decision to make the Surface products more repairable is a critical step forward. Given your recent pledge to have Microsoft become carbon negative by 2030, and your leadership as a leading global technology company, we are calling on Microsoft to reverse its position on Right to Repair -- and start a new trend in more sustainable electronic devices.

  • It's time to end "pay-for-delay" deals

    Too often, generic and name-brand prescription drug makers strike deals to postpone generic medications and keep competition out of the marketplace, costing us, as consumers and patients, an estimated $3.5 billion each year in higher drug prices.

    Tell your governor: It's time to end pay-for-delay.

  • Ask your state senator: Support a ban on single-use polystyrene foam

    Not only have we generated so much plastic trash that we need to send it overseas; now, the countries we've been sending it to have stopped taking it.

    Recycling isn't enough anymore. We need to start sharply reducing our plastic consumption -- and that means banning the worst forms of single-use plastic outright, state by state.

    Let's start with single-use polystyrene foam, one of the most environmentally destructive and hardest-to-recycle plastics out there. Tell your state senator to support a statewide ban today.

  • Ask your governor: Save antibiotics, stop their overuse on factory farms

    Antibiotic overuse breeds superbugs that already kill tens of thousands of Americans every year. What's behind this overuse? Two-thirds of all the medically important antibiotics that are sold in the U.S. each year go to meat production, and producers routinely dose their livestock even when they aren't sick.

    States can help put a stop to this. Tell your governor to support a law that allows the use of medically important antibiotics on livestock only to treat a sick animal or to control a verified disease outbreak.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative to vote yes on the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020

    More than 90 percent of plastic waste in the United States is never recycled. But new federal legislation would help slash that number by compelling large plastic producers to design, manage, and finance waste and recycling programs, and would reduce and/or ban plastic items that are simply not recyclable.

    Tell your representative to vote yes on the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 today.

  • Electric buses for America

    All-electric buses are here -- and they're cleaner, healthier and often less expensive to run in the long-term.

    Call on your state legislators to support legislation to make every school and transit bus in your state electric by 2030.

  • Student Leader Statement Against Automatic Billing

    Textbook prices are out of control and have become a serious obstacle to the affordability of a college education. The textbook market is rigged so that publishers can generate huge profits and engage in bad practices at students' expense. The latest tactic they use is to automatically bill students for unfair access codes by putting a charge on their tuition bill. Automatic billing eliminates cheaper alternatives, and harms student and faculty choice.

    Fortunately, we have solutions to this problem in the form of "open textbooks" -- high-quality books that are published under and open license and available to students for free.

    As a member of my student government, I am opposed to the automatic billing of access codes and other digital materials. I support the use of open textbooks and urge my college and colleges across the country to support the use of open textbooks when academically appropriate.

  • Submit a public comment in support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative

    The Transportation and Climate Initiative is an opportunity for our state to reduce fossil fuel emissions and invest in clean transportation, like electric cars and buses, charging infrastructure, sidewalks/bike lanes, and regional rail.

    I urge you to move forward with TCI, and require that the revenue generated by the program is used to expand clean transportation. There are simply too many cars on the road -- leading to increased asthma rates, traffic congestion problems, and a warming climate.

    In particular, I'd like TCI funds to go towards zero-emission electric buses, EV charging infrastructure, expanded and improved bike lanes and regional rail, as well as tax rebates toward private EV ownership.

    Sincerely,

  • Affordable Textbooks Faculty Statement of Support

    The cost of textbooks is already too high -- and automatic billing will make the problem worse. We need faculty and campus administrators to stand up for students and push for more affordable alternatives.

  • Tell your senators to get PFAS pollution out of our drinking water

    Toxic PFAS contamination threatens the drinking water of millions of Americans. The U.S. Senate can help end this public health crisis by passing the PFAS Action Act. Tell your senators to protect our drinking water.

  • Send a message to improve transparency in your state

    Economic development subsidies are awarded by states to private companies in an effort to stoke investment and job creation -- but information about these subsidies can be difficult or impossible to find. We deserve to know how our tax dollars are being spent, and whether the programs they fund are meeting their goals.

    There are important steps every state can take to improve transparency and accountability -- starting with the publication of an online annual report detailing all active subsidy programs in the state across all agencies and how much they spend in taxpayer dollars each year.

  • It's time to establish safety standards for car seats in side-impact crashes

    A ProPublica investigation found some side-impact tests for car seats are nearly impossible to fail, leaving young children at risk for serious injury. We need dangerous car seats taken out of circulation and to establish standardized testing for side-impact collisions, just like we did for front-impacts, that will hold manufacturers accountable and keep kids safe on the road.

    Sincerely,

  • No Pyrethroids Until They're Proven Safe

    New research has revealed that exposure to pyrethroids -- pesticides commonly used in homes and in agriculture -- may increase the risk of death by up to 56 percent. Dangerous chemicals have no place in our homes and on our food. I strongly support a moratorium on pyrethroids unless and until these chemicals are proven safe.

  • End Predatory Lending: Pass the Veterans & Consumers Fair Credit Act

    Payday, installment and car title loans with astronomical interest rates trap millions of Americans in debt every year.

    Congress is considering H.R. 5050, the bipartisan Veterans & Consumers Fair Credit Act. The VCFCA would put an end to predatory lending by capping interest rates on these types of loans at 36% APR -- a proven method that's already working in more than a dozen states. But the predatory lending industry is fighting tooth and nail to stop the bill.

    Make your voice heard: Urge your member of Congress to end predatory lending by supporting H.R. 5050.

  • Toxic chemicals have no place in our personal care products

    When the FDA discovers toxic chemicals in our personal care and beauty products, the decision to pull the product is left to the company that sells it. This needs to change.

    Ask your governor to support legislation that will ban toxic chemicals from personal care and beauty products, and give your state the authority to issue recalls.

  • Food Recall Failure: Will your supermarket warn you about hazardous food?

    Millions get sick every year from foodborne illnesses like E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella that have contaminated our food. All too often, this happens after food has been recalled. shouldn't have to go on a scavenger hunt to find out if the food I purchased was recalled. I want you to use the best recall notification tools possible to warn me including direct notifications and visible in-store posters as outlined by U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the CPSC to ban dangerous inclined infant sleepers

    Acting Chairman Adler and Commissioners Kaye, Baiocco, and Feldman,

    Years of expert medical advice and independent research prove that inclined infant sleepers pose a serious suffocation threat to babies. These products are dangerous for use under any circumstances, and we can't risk putting one more infant's life at risk. We ask that you expand safe sleep guidelines to cover all infant sleep products and issue a full recall of any inclined sleepers already in stores, homes, and day care facilities.

    Sincerely,

  • It's time to ban Roundup

    In 2015, the World Health Organization deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's absurd that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Urge your governor to ban Roundup now.

  • Let us fix our stuff

    We generate way too much waste, and companies use their power in the marketplace to make things harder to repair. That adds costs to consumers and increases the amount going to landfills.

    We should give every consumer and every small business access to the parts, tools, and service information they need to repair products by passing Right to Repair reforms in Hawaii.

  • It's time to ban DEHP

    We've known for years that the common plastic additive DEHP (di-ethylhexyl phthalate) is linked to serious health effects, including reproductive problems.

    No product should put you or your loved one's health at risk. Join us in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban DEHP in all plastics manufacturing.

  • Tell your senators and representative: Co-sponsor the Expanded Food Safety Inspection Act of 2019

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the public in the winter of 2019 not to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, because of yet another E. coli outbreak -- the fifth in two years. But, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still lacks the authority it needs to keep us safe.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.) recently introduced the Expanded Food Safety Inspection Act of 2019. The legislation would give the FDA the authority to follow the clues wherever they lead in foodborne illness outbreak investigations, including to factory farms. Ask your U.S. senators and representative to co-sponsor.

  • Call on your governor to make it easier to drive less and live more in our country

    It's possible to eliminate roadway deaths in our country and nationwide. But to get there, we need to take action. Send a message to the governor: Let's get to zero roadway deaths.

  • Tell Congress: Our Morning Routine Should Be Toxic-Free

    The moisturizer we rub into our skin, the shampoo we lather into our scalp, and the makeup we apply to our eyes, skin and lips shouldn't harm our health.

    Unfortunately, lead, formaldehyde, asbestos, and mercury are just a few of the better known toxic chemicals routinely found in beauty and personal care products sold on store shelves.

    Please send a message to your member of Congress to support The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 4296 by Jan Schakowsky), a federal bill to ban over a dozen of the worst chemicals from cosmetics and fund research into safer alternatives.

  • Tell your state senator to pass right to repair legislation

    Nikon's decision to revoke authorized repair is just the canary in the coal mine. We're counting on states to act to secure our right to repair before even more of our devices, tools and appliances become subject to unnecessary obstacles to repair.

    Tell your state senator to pass right to repair legislation.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect kids' health. Ban chlorpyrifos.

    The EPA's own scientists have linked chlorpyrifos to serious health problems for children, including brain damage. The agency has even banned it from most household uses because it's so toxic.

    But under the Trump administration, the EPA has walked back efforts ban this pesticide nationwide -- putting more children at risk. Send a message to the EPA now.

  • Tell Congress: Remove gag on product injury data.

    Safety regulators are consistently prohibited from releasing injuries and deaths tied to specific consumer products, such as toys, cribs, appliances and consumer electronics. This leaves dangerous products on the market like inclined sleepers, even when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) knows dozens of infants suffocated in them.

    It's time Congress lifted the gag order on critical product injury data so everyone can be safer.

  • Electric buses for our state

    All-electric buses are here -- and they're cleaner, healthier and often cheaper to run in the long-term.

    Call on our state legislators to make every school and transit bus in our state electric by 2030.

  • Tell your governor to ban dicamba

    For the third year in a row, the toxic weed killer dicamba has been drifting, getting into the air we breathe, and damaging or destroying everything in its path except the one soybean plant that has been modified to be resistant to its chemicals. This pesticide is putting our health and our communities at risk. Call on your governor to support a ban on dicamba.

  • Ask your governor to support funding for electric buses

    In recent years, electric buses have seen major gains in battery life and durability. Now, cities around the country are replacing their polluting diesel transit fleets with electric models, and seeing the benefits of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner air.

  • Tell your senators and representative: Co-sponsor the Expanded Food Safety Inspection Act of 2019

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public not to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, because of yet another E. coli outbreak -- the fifth in two years. But, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still lacks the authority it needs to keep us safe.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (C.T.) recently introduced the Expanded Food Safety Inspection Act of 2019. The legislation would give the FDA the authority to follow the clues wherever they lead in foodborne illness outbreak investigations, including to factory farms. Ask your U.S. senators and representative to co-sponsor.

  • Call on Coca-Cola to take the lead and move beyond plastic

    Dear Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey,

    We're in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis, and Coca-Cola was just named the top global corporate plastic polluter for the second year in a row. It's time to change that.

    Coca-Cola should commit to reducing the amount of plastic used, as part of a greater effort to take responsibility for the entire life cycle of your products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the Trump Administration to protect kids from nicotine addiction

    One in four high school students are using e-cigarettes, with damaging consequences for their futures and their health. Vaping often delivers a highly addictive dose of nicotine, which can impact brain development, impair learning and contribute to mood disorders.

    Tobacco companies use flavors to target kids. Flavors make it easier for young people to start using tobacco products because they hide the bad taste of tobacco, and make the practice seem harmless. According to the Food and Drug Administration, 70 percent of current youth e-cigarette users said that they used e-cigarettes "because they come in flavors I like."

    That's why I'm writing to urge you to follow through on your announcement to take all flavored e-cigarettes off the market, including mint and menthol.

  • Tell the governor to support our right to repair

    Every day, we throw away hundreds of thousands of resource-intensive phones and replace them from the ground up, in part because of unnecessary obstacles to repair put up by manufacturers.

    That's why we're calling on governors to support legislation that will make it easier for people to repair their devices, so that we spend less and waste less.

  • Tell the EPA to get the lead out of our drinking water

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    For the sake of our drinking water and our children's health, I urge you to order the replacement of all lead service lines within 10 years or less, as part of EPA's update to the Lead & Copper Rule.

    The drinking water of millions of Americans is being contaminated with lead. EPA's own research confirms that lead service lines are a primary cause of this contamination. That is why experts have been calling for the full replacement of these toxic pipes as soon as possible.

    To be sure, EPA's proposals to strengthen testing and corrosion control are steps in the right direction. But these modest measures pale in comparison to the importance of removing the sources of contamination.

    The tragic truth is that, over the course of decades, we built parts of our water infrastructure with a potent neurotoxin. There is no shortcut to solve this problem. It's time to get the lead out.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Ban plastic pollution from the fossil fuel industry

    Last year, plastic plants discharged more than 128 million pounds of pollutants into U.S. waterways -- including approximately 78,000 pounds of the most toxic chemicals. Unless swift and sweeping action is taken, this plastic pollution crisis will only get worse. Join U.S. PIRG and our national network today in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban plastic pollution in our waterways.

  • Call on the EPA to get "forever chemicals" out of our drinking water

    Toxic forever chemicals -- also known as PFAS -- have found their way into the soil, groundwater, and, especially in certain regions, our drinking water. No dangerous chemical should be allowed to threaten our health and pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell the EPA today to ban further use of PFAS chemicals until and unless any specific one is proven safe.

  • Tell your senators to protect your credit

    After numerous security breaches at major firms like Equifax and Capital One, hundreds of millions of Americans have had their financial data compromised.

    Tell your senators to support the Consumer Credit Control Act to help prevent identity theft by freezing your credit reports by default, free of cost.

  • Call on Coca-Cola to take the lead and move beyond plastic

    Dear Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey,

    We're in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis, and Coca-Cola was just named the top global corporate plastic polluter for the second year in a row. It's time to change that.

    Coca-Cola should commit to reducing the amount of plastic used, as part of a greater effort to take responsibility for the entire life cycle of your products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Apple to make its products repairable

    Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    Because they are difficult to repair, and because the batteries wear out, Apple's wireless headphones are essentially disposable. This has a big toll on the environment.

    I urge you to redesign AirPods so that they can be fixed, and to commit to release only repairable products in the future.

    By offering products that are easier to repair, Apple has an opportunity to use its resources and popularity to shift the tech industry toward more sustainable products, which will stay in our hands and on our desks -- not in our trash.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Apple to make its products repairable

    Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    Because they are difficult to repair, and because the batteries wear out, Apple's wireless headphones are essentially disposable. This has a big toll on the environment.

    It's becoming all-too-common for modern devices to be difficult or impractical to fix, leading to a high rate of obsolescence and a growing electronic waste problem. By offering products that are easier to repair, Apple can use its resources and popularity to shift the tech industry toward more sustainable products, which will stay in our hands and on our desks -- not in our trash.

    I urge you to implement sustainable designs that will allow customers to fix their Apple hardware, and to offer the replacement parts, tools, repair software and manuals necessary to carry out these repairs at fair prices.

    Apple's commitment to repairable design will help make our world a cleaner, safer, and healthier place.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor to champion our right to repair

    We should be able to fix the things we own. Call on your governor to champion our right to repair.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban Plastic Pollution From the Fossil Fuel Industry

    Last year, plastic plants discharged more than 128 million pounds of pollutants into U.S. waterways -- including approximately 78,000 pounds of the most toxic chemicals. Unless swift and sweeping action is taken, this plastic pollution crisis will only get worse. Join U.S. PIRG and our national network today in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency for a ban on plastic pollution in our waterways.

  • Tell your governor: Support a permanent ban on flavored e-cigarettes

    New research from the Yale School of Medicine shows that inhaling flavored nicotine can make this harmful chemical even more addictive. As the teen vaping crisis reaches epidemic proportions, it's more important than ever that states permanently ban flavored e-cigarettes.

  • It's Time to get Toxic Chemicals off our Farms

    Dicamba hurts farms that don't use Monsanto's resistant seeds, and harms wild plants. Evidence suggests that it can even increase cancer risk. So why do we use it -- and so many toxic chemicals like it -- to grow our food?

    We know a better way to farm. Call on your legislators to invest in programs that help farmers reduce their chemical use.

  • Defend net neutrality

    The internet belongs to everyone and every idea. That’s what net neutrality protects. Without it, the internet will be under the control of powerful telephone and cable company gatekeepers.

    A federal court of appeals just upheld the Trump administration’s repeal of net neutrality protections. But there was also some good news: It also said that states and local governments can write their own rules. Call on the governor to pass net neutrality legislation now.

  • Add your name: ban single-use polystyrene cups and containers

    Americans throw away an estimated 25 billion polystyrene cups every single year, contributing to our growing plastic waste crisis. Nearly every piece of polystyrene ever made is still out there, clogging our landfills, littering our streets, or polluting our parks, rivers and oceans.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell your state decision-maker to ban single-use cups and containers today.

  • Urge your U.S. senators to support the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

    ARBAN bans asbestos use and imports, without exceptions or exemptions.

  • Stop the sale of dangerous recalled cars

    Executive Chairman Michael J. Jackson,

    Research by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found unsafe recalled used cars for sale at every AutoNation location surveyed. Notifying customers they may be purchasing a dangerous, unrepaired recalled car is insufficient, and puts their lives at risk. AutoNation should reinstitute its 2015 policy of not selling used cars with unrepaired recalls. Lives depend on it.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FDA to stop allowing the routine use of medically important antibiotics

    More than 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant infections. Stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms will help us keep our life-saving medicines effective.

    Add your name to our petition to the Food and Drug Administration, asking them to take stronger action to preserve our life-saving antibiotics.

  • Tell UPS: It's time to go electric

    A few weeks ago, Amazon set the bar when it announced plans to roll out 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2024.

    Now imagine if UPS, with its fleet of 123,000 vehicles, did the same. Tell UPS to commit to replacing its polluting diesel vehicles with clean, electric ones.

  • Stop the Sale of Dangerous Recalled Cars

    Michael J. Jackson, Executive Chairman,

    Research by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found unsafe, recalled used cars for sale at every AutoNation location surveyed. Notifying customers they may be purchasing a dangerous, unrepaired recalled car is insufficient, and puts their lives at risk. AutoNation should re-institute its 2015 policy of not selling used cars with unrepaired recalls. Lives depend on it.

    Sincerely,

  • Stop the Sale of Dangerous Recalled Cars

    Michael J. Jackson, Executive Chairman,

    Research by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found unsafe, recalled used cars for sale at every AutoNation location surveyed. Notifying customers they may be purchasing a dangerous, unrepaired recalled car is insufficient, and puts their lives at risk. AutoNation should re-institute its 2015 policy of not selling used cars with unrepaired recalls. Lives depend on it.

    Sincerely,

  • Ban Salmonella In Meat

    A fast moving outbreak of antibiotic resistant Salmonella has already infected more than 250 people. The USDA should ban the sale of meat contaminated with dangerous Salmonella.

  • Electric buses for your state

    There's no reason we should keep putting our kids on buses that are making them sick and making the climate crisis worse -- not when there's a better option.

    Call on your state legislators to make every school and transit bus electric by 2030.

  • What does cheaper meat really cost?

    Every year, our antibiotics become less effective due to overuse, costing thousands of lives in the U.S. Without intervention, experts estimate that by 2050, deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections will surpass present-day cancer deaths.

    By limiting the length of time for which meat producers can administer antibiotics to 21 days or less, the U.S. Senate can help minimize the risk of antibiotic-resistance from farms, and help preserve our antibiotics for future generations.

  • Tell the EPA to ban spraying antibiotics on citrus trees

    The Environmental Protection Agency ignored warnings from federal scientists when it proposed spraying two types of antibiotics used in human medicine -- to treat pneumonia and syphilis (among other infections) -- in U.S. citrus groves. The widespread application of these important medicines risks creating antibiotic-resistant "superbugs."

    A new study focusing on one of those antibiotics found that spraying the drug on citrus trees has almost no effect on the citrus infection growers hope to treat known as "greening" -- The effects of the drug's overuse on human health, however, could be serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that using antibiotics in this way can breed antibiotic resistant bacteria that may pose serious risks to human health.

    Our antibiotics are too critical to throw away spraying them on oranges. Tell the EPA to rescind its approval for spraying our life-saving medicines on citrus trees before they lose their effectiveness.

  • Limit the use of medically important antibiotics to 21 days or less in food-producing animals

    Acting FDA Commissioner Norman Sharpless,

    Every year, thousands of people die in the U.S. because of antibiotic resistant infections, caused in large part by the overuse of medically important antibiotics. Industrial farms account for the majority of medically important antibiotics sold in the United States, and meat producers often use the drugs to compensate for unsanitary, overcrowded, and stressful conditions. That routine antibiotic use makes industrial farms hotbeds for antibiotic resistant bacteria.

    I urge you to set duration limits of 21 days or less on all medically important antibiotics used in food-producing animals, which will minimize the risk of breeding resistant strains of bacteria.

    We cannot afford to lose this bedrock of modern medicine.

  • Tell your governor: Stop wasting money on highway boondoggles

    We need to stop wasting money on expensive highway projects that don't solve congestion and don't meet our changing transportation needs. Tell your governor to oppose highway boondoggles today.

  • Tell the EPA not to relax coal ash storage regulations

    The EPA wants to roll back regulations on coal ash storage sites -- a decision which will increase the risk of toxic ash contaminating nearby water sources -- despite the fact that more than a hundred coal ash sites exist in high-risk flood zones.

    Coal ash spills due to flooding have caused billions of dollars in damage, have been linked to cancer and other diseases in workers who clean them up, and pose an imminent threat to public health.

    Weigh in before the comment period closes. Tell the EPA not to relax coal ash storage protections.

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    It's time to move beyond single-use plastic, starting by getting rid of the most harmful waste and stopping the use of things we truly don't need.

    Send a message to your state's federal legislators: Support ambitious nationwide legislation to move us beyond single-use plastics and increase the availability of reusable and recyclable alternatives.

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    It's time to move beyond single-use plastic, starting by getting rid of the most harmful waste and stopping the use of things we truly don't need.

    Send a message to your state's federal legislators: Support ambitious nationwide legislation to move us beyond single-use plastics and increase the availability of reusable and recyclable alternatives.

  • It's time to move California beyond plastic

    The Plastic Pollution Reduction Act will reduce single-use plastic and packaging waste by 75 percent by 2030.

    The two identical bills that form the Act are on Governor Newsom's desk, so we need to let him know that Californians support a future beyond plastic for our state.

  • Call on the CFPB to investigate Wells Fargo for its latest wrongdoing

    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger,

    The CFPB has taken action against Wells Fargo to protect consumers in the past, and the bureau needs to do so again.

    Bank customers and employees have reported that accounts customers closed were kept open two months after their closing date -- and Wells Fargo charged these accounts overdraft fees as the bank continued to honor withdrawals.

    When Wells Fargo closes an account, it should be closed. Period. I urge the CFPB to investigate Wells Fargo for wrongdoing now.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    Every day, people throw away tons of plastic "stuff" -- cups, bags, containers and more. All of this waste not only clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and litters our streets, but it also washes into our rivers and oceans, where it can harm wildlife.

    It's time to move beyond single-use plastic, by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don't need.

  • Tell your U.S. House Representative: Don't let the USDA slash food safety inspections.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is about to approve a regulation cutting back on safety inspections at pork processing plants and letting pork company employees to do most of the inspecting. We should be more careful with our food, not less.

    Tell your U.S. House Representative: Don't let the USDA slash food safety inspections.

  • Tell the UDSA: put public health and food safety first.

    We should all be able to be confident that the pork (or other meat) we buy for our families won't make us sick.

    Unfortunately, the USDA's proposed Swine Slaughter rule to increase line speeds at pork slaughterhouses will undermine food safety by reducing inspections. Americans' health will suffer. I urge you not to implement it.

  • Urge your U.S. Senators to support the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

    ARBAN bans asbestos use and imports, without exceptions or exemptions.

  • Electric Buses for Your State

    Dear State Legislator,

    Getting to school or commuting to work shouldn't include a daily dose of toxic pollution, or increase the chances that people will get sick. And why would we continue to use dirty diesel buses--many of which our tax dollars pay for--if they are making the climate crisis worse?

    All-electric buses are here--and they're cleaner, healthier and often cheaper to run in the long-term. We urge you to make every school and transit bus in our state electric by 2030.

    Sincerely,

  • Honor our Right to Repair

    Dear Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    We are concerned that Apple is attempting to discourage all independent repair, and object to the new battery warnings on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and IPhone XR.

    Repair saves money and reduces electronic waste, and represents a critical aspect of your environmental obligation. Apple should lead other manufacturers by embracing and empowering repair instead of trying to force all repairs to a narrow set of Apple-controlled repair shops, which limits choice and increases costs.

  • Tell McDonald's: Cut back on Plastic

    As the planet chokes on an ever-increasing amount of plastic waste, we need to cut back our plastic use everywhere we can. McDonald's serves up 1.2 billion Happy Meals each year -- that's a lot of toys that, for the most part, will be played with for just a few minutes and thrown away. I strongly urge you to stop including plastic toys with your Happy Meals to cut back on plastic waste and build a more sustainable business.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Companies shouldn't regulate themselves

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has slowly but surely been passing regulatory duties over to Boeing for years. Now, it turns out that the FAA never independently assessed the risks of the dangerous system that caused two deadly Boeing crashes at all.

    With lives at stake, companies shouldn't regulate themselves. Tell Congress to pass legislation banning the FAA from handing off any testing responsibility to companies.

  • Urge the FTC to investigate Deceptive Apps

    The popular photo-altering app FaceApp uploaded the photos it manipulates to external servers without asking for the user's consent. To use the app, users also granted FaceApp a license over their photos that is "perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, [and] fully-paid." Millions of Americans' photos and data could potentially have been put at risk by FaceApp -- and other deceptive applications like it. I strongly urge you to investigate FaceApp's privacy risks, and the risks of other apps that misuse our data.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Require warning labels on Roundup

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler,

    Glyphosate is classified by the World Health Organization's cancer agency as a "probable carcinogen." As long as glyphosate remains available on the shelf, consumers have the right to know that this herbicide is dangerous. I strongly urge you to require warning labels on products containing glyphosate.

  • End the nicotine trap

    A Juul representative told a ninth-grade classroom its product is "totally safe." This isn't true, though.

    Recent studies show that nicotine vaping -- which has skyrocketed among teens in recent years -- could be linked to serious health risks, including seizures, heart attacks and worsened asthma.

    In adolescents, nicotine exposure can impair brain development, impact learning and contribute to mood disorders. It can also increase the risk of addiction to other dangerous substances. Young adults who vape are three times more likely to start smoking cigarettes, one of the deadliest habits around.

  • Tell your governor: End the nicotine trap

    Recent research suggests that vaping -- which surged in popularity among teens last year -- could be linked to serious health effects, including seizures, heart attacks and worsened asthma. Vaping also increases the risk of future addiction to other dangerous substances. Research suggests that young adults who vape are three times more likely to start smoking cigarettes, one of the deadliest habits known to humankind.

    And youth vaping is on the rise, with kids drawn in part to the wide variety of sweet flavors that vaping liquids come in, like fruit medley, mango and mint. One and a half million more young people picked up the habit in 2018 as compared to the previous year -- a nearly 80 percent increase.

    Tell your governor to support legislation that takes all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, off the market and out of kids' hands.

  • Tell the EPA: We should be making it more difficult to pollute, not easier.

    We know that water and air pollution is incredibly hazardous to our health. I strongly oppose taking away the rules that give my community a voice in deciding how much pollution may legally be released by nearby power plants and factories. I urge the EPA to make it harder to pollute our air and water, not easier.

  • Support the Climate Risk Disclosure Act

    The Climate Risk Disclosure Act would provide transparency about the dangers that climate change poses for American businesses, their employees and investors. Tell your U.S. representative to vote "yes" today.

  • Tell the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Keep kids safe from recalled products

    A new survey reveals 1 in 10 child care facilities are still using dangerous recalled sleepers like the Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play or the Kids II Rocking sleeper because many parents or caretakers never heard about the recall.

    You should require companies to directly notify customers about recalls, including these, by working with retailers to identify who bought the products and targeted marketing on social media like companies do when they want to sell a product.

  • Tell the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Keep kids safe from recalled products

    A new survey reveals 1 in 10 child care facilities are still using dangerous recalled sleepers like the Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play or the Kids II Rocking Sleeper because many parents or caretakers never heard about the recall.

    You should require companies to directly notify customers about recalls, including these, by working with retailers to identify who bought the products and targeted marketing on social media like companies do when they want to sell a product.

  • Tell the EPA: We should be making it more difficult to pollute, not easier.

    We know that water and air pollution is incredibly hazardous to our health. I strongly oppose taking away the rules that give my community a voice in deciding how much pollution may legally be released by nearby power plants and factories. I urge the EPA to make it harder to pollute our air and water, not easier.

  • Amazon: Take Responsibility for Toxic Products

    Amazon customers are being exposed to toxic or hazardous products without being warned that their purchase could put them at risk. Without Amazon's marketplace, many of these toxic products would not be able to reach consumers. It's time for you to take responsibility and ensure that potentially hazardous products in your marketplace are clearly labeled.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. senators to restore net neutrality

    Internet Service Providers (ISPs) now have the power to slow down or charge extra for websites and email deliveries they don't like. That's not fair. The House of Representatives recently passed the Save The Internet Act of 2019 (H.R. 1644), which restores net neutrality -- the policy that says internet service providers have to treat all websites equally.

    The bill is now in the hands of the Senate, which passed a similar bill last year. But there's no guarantee that the Senate leadership will allow H.R.1644 to come to a vote this year. Please send a message to your senators, urging her or him to encourage Roger Wicker, the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee.

  • Tell your representative: Ban the use of credit checks to make employment decisions

    Your credit report can determine a lot of things: whether you can take out that mortgage, buy a new car, or open a new credit card. But should your credit report also determine whether you get hired for a new job?

    Tell your representative to pass the Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act today.

  • Tell the FDA to keep our food safe

    Dear FDA Chairman Norman Sharpless,

    In the 21st century, Americans shouldn't have to question the safety of their food, much less spend days in the emergency room because of produce contaminated with dangerous bacteria like E. coli and salmonella. I urge the FDA to immediately implement regulations limiting dangerous bacteria in the water used on our crops and food.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action to prevent data breaches and protect consumers

    Two years ago, Equifax's data breach exposed 147 million Americans to potential identity theft. We need Congress to take action to protect us from future breaches.

    The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act will help ensure that credit bureaus are keeping our sensitive information safe, and will impose fines on bureaus that fail to protect our data. Tell your senators today to pass this legislation now.

  • Take action to prevent data breaches and protect consumers

    Two years ago, Equifax's data breach exposed 147 million Americans to potential identity theft. We need Congress to hold Equifax accountable and take action to protect us from future breaches.

    The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act will help ensure that credit bureaus are keeping our sensitive information safe, and will impose fines on bureaus that fail to protect our data. Tell your senators today to pass this legislation now.

  • Our safety shouldn't just be a request. Tell Congress to give the FDA the authority to remove asbestos-laced products from store shelves

    Despite the known dangers of asbestos, it's still being found in far too many products.

    If the FDA is supposed to be responsible for protecting public health, they need the power to demand a recall when they find a cancer-causing toxin in a product.

  • Tell your governor to prioritize composting programs

    Each year, America landfills and incinerates enough organic material to fill a line of 18-wheelers stretching from New York to Los Angeles 10 times over.

    It's time to curb our waste. Call on your governor to commit to compost by setting a 100 percent organic waste diversion goal.

  • Tell your U.S. senators to support the Clean School Bus Act

    The bus ride to school shouldn't come with a daily dose of toxic pollution. But more than 25 million American children are exposed to diesel pollution daily, putting them at risk of worsened asthma, stunted lung development and even cancer.

    Ask your senators to support the Clean School Bus Act today to help school districts transition to all-electric buses.

  • It's time to let us fix our stuff

    Dear FTC Chairman Joseph Simons,

    It's getting harder and harder for consumers to fix our products. We support your agency's work to investigate barriers to repair -- such as companies denying access to parts and service information to limit consumer repair choices. We also urge you to act on those findings and empower repair.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Wendy's to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    Dear Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor,

    McDonald's recently committed to reducing medically important antibiotic use across its beef supply chain. Wendy's can help accelerate an industry-wide shift away from overusing antibiotics to produce beef if it follows McDonald's lead.

    We need you at Wendy's to protect public health and commit to sourcing all of your beef from suppliers that only use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals or to control a verified disease outbreak.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell us your repair horror story

    Did the maker of your washing machine want $250 for a new "on" button? Did you have to wait weeks for the manufacturer to send out their authorized technician to fix a minor problem? Did your computer fail the minute the warranty expired? We are working to gather stories that support why we need more options to fix our stuff.

  • Amazon: It's time to quit plastic

    As an industry leader, Amazon has not only the ability but the responsibility to move away from the overuse of unrecyclable, single use plastic packaging. Your new lightweight mailers are efficient, but far too often go unrecycled -- or are rendered unrecyclable by their paper labels.

    You claim to have "a fully recyclable cushioned mailer that is recyclable in paper recycling streams" in development. I strongly urge you to prioritize that technology, and move away from packaging your shipments in plastic as soon as possible.

  • Call on Your Senators to Support the Transition to Electric School Buses

    Over 25 million American children, as well as thousands of school bus drivers, breathe polluted air on traditional diesel yellow school buses every day. Diesel pollution stunts the growth of kids' lungs and worsens asthma symptoms, and has also been linked to poorer academic performance.

    Fortunately, there is a better solution: electric school buses. Electric buses don't emit any tailpipe pollution, eliminating exhaust that is linked to asthma attacks, respiratory illness and cancer. While electric school buses are available, school districts often need help financing the switch away from diesel. The Clean School Bus Act will help school districts get the resources they need to ensure that every child has healthy air to breathe and a safe ride to school.

    Tell your senator to co-sponsor the Clean School Bus Act to help bring electric school buses to your community.

  • Amazon: It's time to quit plastic

    Amazon has been spearheading a shift from bulky cardboard boxes to lightweight plastic mailers -- a good move for their efficiency, but bad for the plastic waste catastrophe choking the planet. As a shipping industry giant, Amazon can shape the entire shipping landscape. It's important for them to cut down on plastic with innovative solutions.

    Send a message to Amazon today urging them to lead the way to a plastic-free future of shipping.

  • Ask Your Senators to Ban Chlorpyrifos

    Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous pesticide that can damage children's brains -- and the EPA knows it. But under the leadership of President Trump's political appointees, the agency is refusing to act to protect our health and that of our kids and grandkids.

    While federal regulators drag their feet, Congress can provide a solution. Send a message to your senators urging them to support S. 921, which will ban chlorpyrifos once and for all.

  • It's time to let us fix our stuff

    Dear FTC Chairman Joseph Simons,

    It's getting harder and harder for consumers to fix our products. We support your agency's work to investigate barriers to repair -- such as companies denying access to parts and service information to limit consumer repair choices. We also urge you to act on those findings, and empower repair.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Asbestos-laden products have no business being back on store shelves

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked to protect human health and our environment. And yet, your agency ignored the advice of its own scientists when it decided against a full ban on asbestos -- and left the door open to bringing asbestos-laden products back onto the market.

    This is outrageous. It's 2019 -- asbestos is a known carcinogen, and it should have no place in any product that humans are exposed to. I urge you to listen to your agency's own scientists and ban asbestos outright, as do more than 50 other industrialized nations.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A new report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Apple: It's time to expand our right to repair

    Dear Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    We should be able to repair the Apple products that we own, or take them to the repair shop of our choice.

    I urge you to make the tools, diagnostic software and genuine Apple parts we need to repair our devices available to everyone.

    Sincerely,

  • Ban Roundup

    Dear Governor,

    Recent research, including some done by the World Health Organization and the state of California, has linked chemicals in Monsanto's Roundup to serious health hazards, including cancer. Despite the potential public health risks, 26 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens across the country every year.

    We should not be using a product that may pose a serious threat to our health. Therefore, I urge you to ban the use of Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

    Sincerely,

  • Call on your governor to invest our state's part of the VW settlement wisely: in electric vehicle infrastructure and clean public transportation options for our future.

    When it comes to clean transportation, our country is at risk of underutilizing funds from Volkswagen's nearly $3 billion settlement with federal authorities for violating emission standards -- in fact, most states got a C or worse on their plan. We know we can do better. Call on your governor to spend this money on a clean transportation future.

  • Tell the EPA: Stop spraying antibiotics on citrus trees

    The EPA allowed citrus growers to spray antibiotics on trees, but the CDC says it can fuel the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistant superbugs already sicken millions, and kill thousands of Americans every year. The EPA shouldn't allow citrus growers to gamble with our life-saving medicines.

  • Ask your representative to support the Campus Hunger Reduction Act

    Hunger can be found across America -- even on college campuses, where 1 in 5 students report not having enough to eat on a regular basis.

    At the same time, college campuses generate 142 pounds of food waste per student. We're literally throwing away the solution to student hunger -- but the Campus Hunger Reduction Act can help.

    Tell your representative to support the Campus Hunger Reduction Act today.

  • Tell Burger King to help combat antibiotic resistance.

    Dear CEO Daniel Schwartz,

    In the Chain Reaction Burger Scorecard, Burger King received a failing grade for lacking any meaningful policy to restrict antibiotic use to raise the beef it serves. A strong antibiotics policy on beef from your company can help protect public health by shifting the beef industry -- the largest purchaser of medically important antibiotics -- away from overusing these life-saving medicines. I urge Burger King to listen to its consumers and eliminate routine antibiotic use in its beef supply chain.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A new report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Asbestos-laden products have no business being back on store shelves

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked to protect human health and our environment. And yet, your agency ignored the advice of its own scientists when it decided against a full ban on asbestos -- and left the door open to bringing asbestos-laden products back onto the market.

    This is outrageous. It's 2019 -- asbestos is a known carcinogen, and it should have no place in any product that humans are exposed to. I urge you to listen to your agency's own scientists and ban asbestos outright, as do more than 50 other industrialized nations.

    Sincerely,

  • Add Your Voice: Say No to Pesticides in Food and Drink

    A report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Add Your Voice: Say No to Pesticides in Food and Drink

    A report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Filing your taxes doesn't have to be this hard

    The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to prevent the IRS from making its own tool to let us file our taxes easily and for free online. Tell your senators: Don't stop the IRS from making tax filing as easy as possible.

  • Tell your representative to support the Affordable College Textbook Act today

    No student should have to drop out of class because they can't afford the textbook. But with skyrocketing prices, many students are forced to decide between assuming even more debt or forgoing the textbooks or classes they need to succeed.

    The Affordable College Textbook Act will save students nearly $1 billion on textbooks by expanding access to open textbooks that are free to download, peer-reviewed and easily adapted by faculty. Tell your representative to make textbooks more affordable today.

  • Stand up against predatory payday loans

    Submit your public comment before time runs out to tell the CFPB to stop its rollback of protections from predatory payday lending.

  • Tell Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Investigate Campus Debit Cards

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying twice as much as their peers. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold banks accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

  • Stand up against predatory payday loans

    Submit your public comment before time runs out to tell the CFPB to stop its rollback of protections from predatory payday lending.

  • Stand up against predatory payday loans

    Submit your public comment before time runs out to tell the CFPB to stop its rollback of protections from predatory payday lending.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban Roundup Unless and Until It's Proven Safe

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    Countries around the world have restricted or banned the sale of Roundup.

    Meanwhile, in the U.S., 26 million pounds of Roundup are being sprayed on school property, playgrounds, public parks and gardens every year. That's a big problem, since the evidence linking glyphosate to serious health problems, including cancer, is piling up.

    To protect our health, the EPA should ban Roundup unless and until it's proven safe by independent research.

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Maine could be the first state to ban polystyrene

    Maine is so close to putting harmful polystyrene pollution behind us forever. A polystyrene ban has passed both the state house and senate, so Maine could be the first state in the nation to ban polystyrene foam if this bill is signed into law soon. Send a message to the governor today.

  • Maryland could be the first state to ban polystyrene

    Maryland is so close to putting harmful polystyrene pollution behind us forever. A polystyrene ban is on Gov. Hogan's desk right now, and Maryland could be the first state in the nation to ban polystyrene foam if this bill is signed into law soon. Send a message to the governor today.

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Tell Apple: It's time to expand our right to repair

    Dear Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    We should be able to repair the Apple products that we own, or take them to the repair shop of our choice.

    I urge you to make the tools, diagnostic software and genuine Apple parts we need to repair our devices available to everyone.

    Sincerely,

  • End the Nicotine Trap

    Vaping among America's youth has reached epidemic levels. Call on the Food and Drug Administration to act now by banning flavored e-cigarettes and pulling the products off the market pending the appropriate review.

  • Ask Your Senators to Ban Chlorpyrifos

    Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous pesticide that can damage children's brains -- and the EPA knows it. But under the leadership of President Trump's political appointees, the agency is refusing to act to protect our health and that of our kids and grandkids.

    While federal regulators drag their feet, Congress can provide a solution. Send a message to your senators urging them to support S. 921, which will ban chlorpyrifos once and for all.

  • End the Nicotine Trap

    Dear Acting FDA Commissioner Norman Sharpless,

    It's time for the FDA to end the nicotine trap. The research is clear: Flavored nicotine products get kids hooked. I urge you to immediately ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

    In addition, you should also pull e-cigarettes that have not undergone the required public health assessment off the market, and regulate e-cigarettes at least as tightly as we do combustible cigarettes.

    Sincerely,

  • TELL YOUR SENATORS TO VALUE THE NEEDED WORK OF CAREGIVERS BY EXPANDING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT TODAY.

    Today, more than 40 million Americans spend time caring for children or elderly family members without pay -- and it's a choice that millions more of us will face as our country's population ages.

    Families who want to take care of their loved ones should have all the support they need. We can start by overhauling our policies to recognize the work of caregivers as valuable contributions to their loved ones and communities -- beginning with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    Congress is currently considering legislation that would allow unpaid caregivers to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Urge your senators to support it today.

  • BAN MONSANTO'S DICAMBA

    Monsanto's dicamba drifts for up to 72 hours, and damages or destroys every plant it in its path, from trees and wildflowers to neighboring farms. That's why we're calling for a ban on dicamba in the United States now. Tell your governor: ban this dangerous herbicide.

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  • Give the FDA enforcement power to protect us from asbestos on store shelves

    Take action today to give the FDA the power it needs to keep us safe from asbestos in consumer products.

  • Tell your governor: It's time to solve our plastic waste problem

    Across the United States, only 34.7 percent of our waste gets recycled -- meaning two-thirds of the trash we produce goes straight to the landfill and the natural environment. The best way to reduce the amount of trash clogging our landfills is to simply produce less of it.

    Tell your governor today: Support a ban on the worst single-use plastic items that are polluting our planet.

  • Let Us Repair Our Stuff

    We generate way too much waste, and companies use their power in the marketplace to make things harder to repair. That adds costs to consumers and increases the amount going to landfills.

    We should give every consumer and every small business access to the parts, tools, and service information they need to repair products by passing Right to Repair reforms in Minnesota.

  • Tell your senators: Support the Medicare X Choice Act

    Everybody in America should have the opportunity to receive excellent medical treatment at a fair cost. The Medicare X Choice Act will reduce health care expenses for Americans and spur innovation in the industry.

    This bill could usher in cheaper, better healthcare nationwide -- if it passes. Send a message to your U.S. senators today in support of the Medicare X Choice Act.

  • Tell Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Investigate Campus Debit Cards

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying twice as much as their peers. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold banks accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

  • Tell Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Investigate Campus Debit Cards

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying twice as much as their peers. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold banks accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

  • Give the FDA enforcement power to protect us from asbestos on store shelves

    Take action today to give the FDA the power it needs to keep us safe from asbestos in consumer products.

  • Let's set a goal of Zero Hunger in your state

    We produce more than enough food in America to feed everyone, but 40 percent of it never makes it to the dinner table. At the same time, millions of Americans struggle with hunger.

    A country with enough food to go around should not tolerate anyone going hungry. We're calling on governors across the country to set a goal of Zero Hunger. Will you join us?

  • Tell Wendy's to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    Dear Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor,

    McDonald's committed to reducing medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. Wendy's can help accelerate an industry-wide shift away from overusing antibiotics to produce beef if it follows McDonald's lead.

    We need you at Wendy's to protect public health and commit to sourcing all of your beef from suppliers that only use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals or to control a verified disease outbreak.

    Thank you,

  • Tell Wendy's to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    Dear Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor,

    McDonald's just committed to reducing medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. Wendy's can help accelerate an industry-wide shift away from overusing antibiotics to produce beef if it follows McDonald's lead.

    We need you at Wendy's to protect public health and commit to sourcing all of your beef from suppliers that only use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals or to control a verified disease outbreak.

    Thank you,

  • Safety Should Never Be Optional

    The two Boeing jets involved in recent, tragic crashes both lacked key safety features in the cockpit that might have helped avert disaster. And this isn't the only safety system airline manufacturers have deemed "optional," such as backup fire suppression systems.

    To fulfill its mission of providing Americans with the safest air flight system in the world, the FAA should err on the side of passenger safety by requiring planes to include safety features that could mean the difference between life and death. Safety should never be optional. I strongly urge you to require key safety features in all aircraft.

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A new report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Set safe limits for all PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act

    There are thousands of highly toxic, everlasting PFAS chemicals threatening our water. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to limit just two of them.

    These toxic chemicals harm human health and don't belong in our drinking water -- and the solution is simple. The EPA can require utilities to test for all PFAS and remove the chemicals from drinking water supplies by regulating them under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Tell the EPA to regulate PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act today.

  • Tell your senators to value the needed work of caregivers by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit today.

    Today, more than 40 million Americans spend time caring for children or elderly family members without pay -- and it's a choice that millions more of us will face as our country's population ages.

    Families who want to take care of their loved ones should have all the support they need. We can start by overhauling our policies to recognize the work of caregivers as valuable contributions to their loved ones and communities -- beginning with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    Congress is currently considering legislation that would allow unpaid caregivers to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Urge your senators to support it today.

  • Tell the CFPB to help put a stop to predatory auto lending

    To the CFPB:

    For most of us, it's next to impossible to work, shop or go to school without a car. And auto lenders are taking full advantage of that, trapping car buyers into loans with high interest rates and inflated costs. Auto debt in this country is higher than it has ever been before. Americans should be confident they will not face a lifetime of debt because they didn't have the protections they needed when buying a car. Help protect the public by enforcing stronger protections against predatory auto lending.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your legislators to ban dicamba

    When it comes to pesticides, we should exercise caution. We shouldn't allow the use of potentially toxic pesticides unless and until they are proven safe. And it is unwise to continue spraying dicamba -- and other toxic pesticides -- when they can drift for miles from their source. That's why we're calling on states across the country to ban dicamba now.

  • ADD YOUR NAME: TELL THE EPA NOT TO JEOPARDIZE LIFE-SAVING MEDICINES

    Overuse of antibiotics in factory farms is a major contributor to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections -- and spraying hundreds of thousands of pounds of antibiotics onto orchards could be just as dangerous as overusing them in factory farms.

    Stop the expansion of spraying antibiotics on citrus trees.

    Sincerely,

  • Add your name: Ban single-use polystyrene cups and containers

    Americans throw away an estimated 25 billion polystyrene cups every single year, contributing to our growing plastic waste crisis. Nearly every piece of polystyrene ever made is still out there, clogging our landfills, littering our streets, or polluting our parks, rivers and oceans.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell your state decision-maker to ban single-use cups and containers today.

  • STOP PRICE-GOUGING FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    Raising drug prices threatens the health and safety of millions of Americans.

  • states can ban Roundup

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    France just banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to lead the way.

  • Tell Burger King to help combat antibiotic resistance.

    Dear CEO Daniel Schwartz,

    In the Chain Reaction Burger Scorecard, Burger King received a failing grade for lacking any meaningful policy to restrict antibiotic use to raise the beef it serves. A strong antibiotics policy on beef from your company can help protect public health by shifting the beef industry -- the largest purchaser of medically important antibiotics -- away from overusing these life-saving medicines. I urge Burger King to listen to its consumers and eliminate routine antibiotic use in its beef supply chain.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A new report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Pledge to "Skip the Straw"

    There's no time to wait when it comes to getting a handle on the plastic catastrophe that's choking our planet. Plastic pollution is a big problem, but part of the solution starts small: We need to use less plastic stuff every day. Cutting down on disposable single use plastic products in daily life is an important place to start.

    For National Skip the Straw day this year, I pledge to say "no" to plastic straws.

  • Tell the FDA: Set and enforce fruit juice standards that keep consumers safe

    Dear FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb,

    As consumers, we should be able to trust that the food we're buying is safe. But alarming new research from Consumer Reports shows that concerning amounts of heavy metals are showing up in popular juice brands.

    I urge the FDA to act now by setting stricter limits for inorganic arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. Furthermore, the FDA should set a long-term goal of having no measurable amounts of heavy metals in fruit juice in order to protect consumers.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative: Support a bill to ban chlorpyrifos

    Tell your representative to protect our children and support the Ban Toxic Pesticides Act of 2019 to ban chlorpyrifos.

  • Get toxic paint strippers off store shelves

    Tell Home Depot CEO Craig Menear to follow through on his commitment to get deadly paint strippers off store shelves.

  • Stop price-gouging for prescription drugs

    Raising drug prices threatens the health and safety of millions of Americans.

  • Tell the FDA to keep our food safe

    To the FDA:

    In the 21st century, Americans shouldn't have to question the safety of their food, much less spend days in the emergency room because of produce contaminated with dangerous bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella. I urge the FDA to help stop future outbreaks of foodborne illness by enforcing water testing, implementing safety measures at food-producing plants, and improving recall effectiveness.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the NHTSA: Recall all cars with unsafe airbags now

    Dear Deputy Administrator Heidi King,

    Millions of cars are being recalled over defective and dangerous airbags in the latest phase of the Takata recall. But thousands more drivers are still at risk as the final phase of the recall isn't scheduled to happen until 2020.

    Since the Takata defect grows more dangerous as the airbag inflators age, each additional year the recall takes raises the risk for consumers. I urge you to recall all remaining vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags now.

    Sincerely,

  • Get toxic jewelry off store shelves

    Stop stores from selling dangerous cadmium-contaminated jewelry.

  • Tell L'Oreal to Go Toxic-Free

    Dear L'Oréal USA CEO Frederic Roze,

    I'm concerned about the safety of ingredients in personal care products. There should not be chemicals linked to negative health effects like cancer, developmental and reproductive problems, in the products we apply to our bodies every day.

    L'Oréal can be an industry leader by going toxic-free. Please identify and eliminate from your products chemicals linked to negative health effects, and replace them with safer alternatives.

    These changes will not only address a growing public health threat, they will meaningfully respond to the strong and increasing consumer demand for safe personal care products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: We need a new privacy law to give us real control over our digital lives.

    Facebook says it doesn't sell your personal information. But it still makes billions of dollars sharing it with advertisers. We trust Facebook with huge amounts of personal data, and we should have the right to control what the company does with it. Tell Congress to pass a strong privacy law now.

  • Commit to a Toxic-Free 2019

    Today, companies are allowed to put almost any chemical they want into consumer products, despite the fact that the government doesn't test those chemicals for safety or require any pre-market approval. This could mean the products you use every day could be dangerous to you and the ones you love.

    It's time to take your well-being into your own hands. Commit to be toxic-free in 2019!

  • States can ban Roundup

    France just banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to lead the way in the U.S.

  • Domino's has the power to help preserve our life-saving antibiotics

    Tell Domino's CEO Richard Allison to do the right thing and address the problem of antibiotic overuse in the company's beef and pork supply chains.

  • Add your name to save antibiotics

    To the FDA:

    Overall sales of medically important antibiotics for use on livestock may have decreased by 33 percent from 2016 through 2017, but there's still a long way to go to protect our life-saving medicines.

    I urge you to protect public health and set ambitious reduction targets for antibiotic use in the meat industry.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FDA to set standards on the water used to grow our food

    To the FDA:

    At least one major outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce last year was linked to contaminated agricultural water. The longer you wait to set limits on bacterial levels in the water used on produce, the more people could get sick and even die from disease outbreaks.

    I urge you to protect public health and stop food producers from using contaminated water.

    Sincerely,

  • Add your name: Tell the EPA not to jeopardize life-saving medicines

    Overuse of antibiotics in factory farms is a major contributor to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections -- and spraying hundreds of thousands of pounds of antibiotics onto orchards could be just as dangerous as overusing them in factory farms.

    Stop the expansion of spraying antibiotics on citrus trees.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Ban the sale of contaminated meat

    JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled 5 million more pounds of beef due to Salmonella contamination. That brings their grand total of recalled beef to 12 million pounds just in the last three months.

    Even if beef processors find Salmonella in their meat, they can sell it until there's a major disease outbreak. Tell the USDA to ban the sale of meat with dangerous Salmonella.

  • TELL THE USDA: BAN THE SALE OF CONTAMINATED MEAT

    JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled 5 million more pounds of beef due to Salmonella contamination. That brings their grand total of recalled beef to 12 million pounds just in the last three months.

    Even if beef processors find Salmonella in their meat, they can sell it until there's a major disease outbreak. Tell the USDA to ban the sale of meat with dangerous Salmonella.

  • Tell the FTC: Investigate Marriott's Massive Data Breach

    Marriott hotels recently announced a data breach that compromised the personal information -- including birthdays, addresses and credit card information -- of up to 500 million of their guests. I strongly urge you to investigate this breach, to hold Marriott accountable and protect consumers from their mistake.

  • Tell the FTC to investigate Facebook and hold the company accountable if it violated a data privacy agreement.

    According to a New York Times investigation, Facebook was allegedly giving more than 150 corporations access to users' private data without their consent. If this is true, Facebook may be in direct violation of the company's 2011 FTC consent decree meant to clean up its act and keep our data safe.


    We urge the FTC to first conduct its own investigation into whether Facebook did violate the consent decree, and second, hold Facebook accountable with fines if it did.

    Sincerely,

  • Students are paying millions in dubious debit card fees

    To the Department of Education:

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying almost three times more than their peers.

    This is likely in violation of the 2015 "cash management" rules. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold institutions accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Major Burger Chains: Follow McDonald's Lead and Hold the Antibiotics

    Roughly 70% of medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry. These antibiotics are often given to animals that aren't sick, breeding superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine might not be able to cure.

    After running a yearlong campaign that demonstrated support from consumers and the medical community, we helped convince McDonald's, the largest beef buyer in the United States, to monitor and reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain.

    But there's more work to do. Other burger chains should take notice and follow McDonald's lead in reducing the amount of medically important antibiotics used to raise the beef they buy. The surest way to get Wendy's, Burger King, and other major burger chains to take significant action is to demonstrate just how much support there is for change and how big of an impact this could have on this growing public health threat.

    Will you tell other burger chains to hold the antibiotics?

  • Tell your governor: It's time to solve our plastic waste problem

    Across the United States, only 34.7 percent of our waste gets recycled -- meaning two-thirds of the trash we produce goes straight to the landfill. The best way to reduce the amount of trash clogging our landfills is to simply produce less of it.

    Tell your governor today: Support a ban on the single-use plastic items that are polluting our planet.

  • Tell the USDA: Ban the sale of contaminated meat

    JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled 5 million more pounds of beef due to Salmonella contamination. That brings their grand total of recalled beef to 12 million pounds just in the last three months.

    Even if beef processors find Salmonella in their meat, they can sell it until there's a major disease outbreak. Tell the USDA to ban the sale of meat with dangerous Salmonella.

  • Tell the FTC: Investigate Facebook's data sharing and issue fines if wrongdoing is found.

    Dear Federal Trade Commission: Please investigate whether Facebook violated the terms of the consent decree number 09 23148, 29 November 2011 by sharing personal data with tech partners like Netflix and Spotify as described in the New York Times article "As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall" December 18, 2018. If violations of the consent decree are confirmed, the FTC should enforce the decree with fines for Facebook.

  • Tell The Consumer Product Safety Commission: Label Toxic Toys!

    CPSC Commissioner:

    A recent survey by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found significant concentrations of boron, as high as 4,700 parts per million (ppm) in popular slime toys -- 15 times the limit in the European Union. Boron at these levels can sicken children, and many other countries have already taken action to limit or ban these dangerous toy slimes. Protect our children by adequately labeling toys that contain a boron concentration of 300 ppm or higher.

  • Ban the use of Roundup unless and until it's proven safe

    Dear Governor,

    Recent research, including some done by the World Health Organization and the state of California, has linked the chemicals in Monsanto's Roundup to serious health hazards, including cancer. Despite the potential public health risks, 26 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens across the country every year. We should not be using a product that may pose a serious threat to our health. Therefore, I urge you to ban the use of Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

    Sincerely,

  • Thank McDonald's for taking action to preserve our life-saving medicines

    After McDonald's announced it would purchase only chicken raised without medically important antibiotics, Subway and KFC made similar commitments. McDonald's has now expanded its commitment with a new policy that will restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. This could spark industry-wide change and help protect public health.

    Thank McDonald's for its leadership to hold the antibiotics.

  • Ban single-use plastic foam items in your state

    One of the best ways to reduce the amount of trash headed to landfills is to ban items that are used once and immediately thrown away. Tell your governor to ban single-use polystyrene foam items today.

  • Tell Your Governor To Ban Roundup

    A new correction issued by the scientific journal, Critical Reviews in Toxicology, tells an alarming story of alleged ghostwriting and calls into question the "studies" Monsanto points to when claiming that Roundup is safe. Help us ban Roundup unless and until truly independent research proves it's safe.

  • Tell Coca-Cola: Do your part to reduce plastic pollution

    Dear Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey,

    We have a plastic pollution problem -- and plastic Coca-Cola products are a part of it. Coca-Cola should take the lead in not just promoting recycling, but taking responsibility for the entire life cycle of your products and reducing the amount of plastic used.

    Sincerely,

  • Let's commit to a sustainable future:

    The European Union recently voted to ban single-use plastics completely by 2021. The bold progress on plastic across the pond proves the time is right for us to clean up our act stateside. We need to call on our leaders to take the next step and get single-use plastics out of our waste stream as soon as possible.

  • Tell the FDA: The medical community supports a stronger antibiotics plan

    The FDA recently released its five year plan on antibiotic stewardship in veterinary settings. Though the plan is a step in the right direction, further action must be taken to significantly reduce antibiotic overuse. Tell the FDA that the medical community supports a stronger plan that includes eliminating routine antibiotic use in animals that aren't sick.

  • Tell the FTC and CFPB to investigate Experian

    In October, a security flaw in Experian's system allowed identity thieves to access frozen credit reports. Join us in calling on the FTC and CFPB to investigate Experian and hold them accountable for their mistake.

  • Tell commercial pet stores to stop using antibiotics in healthy puppies

    Dear Pet Store CEOs,

    Antibiotics are meant to treat infections, not prevent disease in healthy animals. When antibiotics are overused, it increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria, including the ones that make people sick, will develop resistance, and our life-saving medicines won't work. If we don't take action, public health experts warn we could be headed for a "post-antibiotic era."

    Nobody wants their pet to be a source of antibiotic resistant bacteria. To protect these life-saving medicines and promote healthy practices, your company should commit to no longer using antibiotics on healthy animals.

    Sincerely,

  • Commit To Zero Hunger

    One in 5 students do not know where their next meal will come from. At the same time, college campuses create an average of about 142 pounds of food waste per student on campus. We can end student hunger in your community if we save the food and resources that would otherwise be wasted and get it to the people who need it. Help make your community a leader in addressing student needs by committing to a goal of Zero Hunger.

  • Ban Roundup

    Monsanto is challenging a landmark court case that linked a man's cancer to using Roundup. Since the World Health Organization has classified glyphosate -- the main chemical in Roundup -- as probably carcinogenic to humans, we should ban the use of Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

  • Ban Roundup

    The World Health Organization has linked glyphosate -- the main chemical in Roundup -- to cancer. Despite this, Roundup is sprayed across the country. We should ban the use of Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

  • Protect Clean Car Standards

    The pollution from cars and trucks can have other frightening impacts on our health and environment, causing asthma, allergies, acid rain and smog. Freezing car emissions standards at 2020 levels for the next six years will allow billions of tons of dangerous pollution to continue to enter our atmosphere. Keeping the standards in place will save U.S. consumers about $500 million over the next three decades. For the sake of the air we all breathe, I strongly urge you not to roll back the national clean car standards that protect our health and pocketbooks.

  • Ban Dicamba In Our State

    On November 8th, the EPA will decide whether to renew the permit of dicamba. Before then, we need to make sure states act to restrict this pesticide -- when it can drift for miles from its source. That's why we're calling for a ban on dicamba in the United States now. Tell your governor: ban this dangerous herbicide.

  • Enough price-gouging, it's time for Right to Repair

    On Oct. 20, we are celebrating International Repair Day. But independent repair is getting harder and harder as manufacturers block access to parts and manuals.

    Independent repair is critical to fixing our relationship with throwaway products and our throwaway culture -- repair cuts waste and costs. When the only option for repair is going to the companies that made the product, there is a perverse incentive to get the customer to upgrade to the newest version.

  • Call on General Mills to do better and get toxic pesticides out of its supply chain

    Dear General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening,

    Traces of a possibly-carcinogenic weed killer have no place in anybody's breakfast, and certainly not children's.

    But an August study found glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup -- in a number of oat-based breakfast foods marketed to kids. The study found General Mills' Cheerios have excessive levels of the herbicide.

    We know that oats and grains can be grown without the use of toxic pesticides. That's why we're calling on General Mills to do better and get toxic pesticides out of its supply chain.

    Sincerely,

  • TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO CLOSE THE FRAGRANCE LOOPHOLE

    Due to a loophole and lax regulations, companies can hide thousands of chemicals on the ingredients list by listing them simply as "fragrance." This is true even for chemicals that have been linked to serious health problems. We're calling on Congress to close this loophole.

  • URGE YOUR GOVERNOR TO GET THE LEAD OUT

    A recent government report found that more than 16 million students attend school districts with water contaminated with lead, a toxic metal that harms brain development. We need to get the lead out. Tell your governor to act now.

  • Tell Darden to get our life-saving antibiotics out of its entire meat supply chain now

    Dear Darden Restaurants CEO Eugene I. Lee Jr.,

    Every day, the consequences of antibiotic overuse on industrial farms gets more serious. At least 23,000 people die every year in the United States of antibiotic resistant infections. In late September, your shareholders sent you a message: It's time to be a leader and get medically important antibiotics out of Darden's meat supply chain.

    We're calling on you to take this step and act now, before it's too late.

  • Tell McDonald's To Hold The Antibiotics

    CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    The misuse and overuse of medically important antibiotics on factory farms is creating a public health crisis that the Food and Drug Administration has struggled to address. As an industry leader, McDonald's has the power to help end the routine use of our life-saving medicines on healthy animals.

    I urge you to commit McDonald's to phasing out the routine use of antibiotics from its entire meat supply chain by the end of 2018.

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  • Tell Apple To Make Repairs Easier

    CEO Tim Cook,

    At the unveiling of the iPhone XS, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives said that the best thing for the environment was to keep using your old phone. Despite this, Apple makes it difficult to do so.

    I urge you to provide the public with the parts, manuals and tools we need to keep our old devices running.

    Sincerely,

  • Ban Single-Use Plastic Foam Items In Your State

    One of the best ways to reduce the amount of trash headed to landfills is to ban items that are used once and immediately thrown away. Tell your governor to ban single-use polystyrene foam items today.

  • Tell McDonald's To Help Save Antibiotics

    CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    The misuse and overuse of medically important antibiotics on factory farms is creating a public health crisis. As an industry leader, McDonald's has the power to help end the routine use of our life-saving medicines on healthy animals.

    I urge you to commit McDonald's to phasing antibiotics out of its supply chain by the end of 2018.

    Sincerely,

  • URGE YOUR GOVERNOR TO GET THE LEAD OUT OF SCHOOL DRINKING WATER

    A recent government report found that more than 16 million students attend school districts with water contaminated with lead, a toxic metal that harms brain development. We need to get the lead out. Tell your governor to act now.

  • Tell Mick Mulvaney: The Consumer Bureau Should Be Protecting Consumers

    We need Mick Mulvaney -- and eventually, his replacement -- to hear loud and clear that the public is watching, and holding the bureau accountable to its mission. Take action now.

  • Tell The USDA To Test For This Dangerous Pathogen

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue,

    New research links the E. coli strain ST131-H22 found in chicken to health problems in humans. Even though the pathogen could be causing up to 40,000 infections a year, the USDA is not testing meat for it. I urge you to have the USDA start testing chicken for ST131-H22.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Protect Americans, Not Equifax

    The U.S. House Financial Services Committee is recommending weakening data breach laws -- just one year after Equifax announced a data breach that exposed nearly 150 million Americans to potential identity theft. Tell Congress to oppose any bill that would protect Equifax instead of consumers.

  • Tell The EPA To Abandon The Dirty Power Plan.

    The Trump administration is planning to eliminate federal limits on power plant pollution and give that regulatory decision making authority to the states. According to the EPA's own analysis, this will lead to thousands of premature deaths and even more health problems by 2030. Make your public comment to the EPA today and urge the government to abandon this deadly plan.

  • Take Action To Prevent Data Breaches

    One year ago, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed 147 million Americans to potential identity theft. We need Congress to hold Equifax accountable and take action to protect us from future breaches.

    The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act will help ensure that credit bureaus are keeping our sensitive information safe, and will impose fines on bureaus that fail to protect our data. Tell your senators today to pass this important legislation.

  • Urge the CPSC to take urgent action and get asbestos-laced crayons off store shelves.

    Ann Marie Buerkle, Acting Chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

    A new study from U.S. PIRG Education Fund found asbestos in common Playskool brand crayons. The CPSC has the power to get these products off store shelves and put in place safety measures to ensure more crayons aren't laced with asbestos. We urge you to take these steps to protect our children, families and communities now.

  • Ban Toxic Paint Strippers

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler,

    Paint strippers containing methylene chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) have resulted in dozens of accidental injuries or deaths over the years. The health risks are so severe that the EPA proposed banning them, yet has not followed through on its proposal. I urge you to implement a ban on paint strippers that contain methylene and NMP to protect consumers' health.

    Sincerely,

  • Let's Tell National Grocery Chains to Ditch Single-Use Plastic Bags

    Americans throw out 300 million plastic bags every day. This is pollution that persists in our environment forever, posing serious health risks to both people and wildlife. Kroger Co. has taken the lead in putting a dent in our plastic waste problem by committing to phase out single-use plastic bags in their stores by 2025. I strongly urge you to make a similar commitment and protect the public health of your consumers.

  • Ban dicamba in your state

    When it comes to pesticides, we should exercise caution. We shouldn't allow the use of potentially toxic pesticides unless and until they are proven safe. And it is unwise to continue spraying dicamba -- and other toxic pesticides -- when they can drift for miles from their source. That's why we're calling for a ban on dicamba in your state now.

  • Tell Your Representative: Restore Net Neutrality

    Last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed net neutrality protections. Net neutrality prevents internet service providers from slowing undesired content or creating paid "fast lanes" for content they want to promote.

    The absence of net neutrality suppresses consumer choice and fair competition, and can endanger public health. Firefighters struggling to contain a deadly California wildfire faced terrible danger when Verizon slowed their internet access to a crawl and encouraged the fire department to upgrade to a more expensive plan.

    The Senate voted to restore net neutrality, and now it's the House's turn. Call on your representative today to keep the internet free and accessible for all.

  • Tell The FDA To Strengthen Its Antibiotics Plan

    Dear FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb,

    Antibiotics are simply too important to lose. According to the World Health Organization, if we want to avoid ruining the effectiveness of antibiotics, we need to stop the use of these drugs on healthy animals. However, in the FDA's recent plan to save antibiotics, you allow this dangerous practice to continue.

    I urge you to listen to these experts and ban the use of medically important antibiotics on healthy animals.

    Sincerely,

  • Urge Congress To Ban Asbestos Once And For All

    We've known for decades that asbestos is dangerous -- exposure has been linked to lung cancer, mesothelioma and more. But the EPA's new rule could open up back-door ways to sneak asbestos back into products, into our homes and our communities.

    Act now to urge Congress to ban it for good.

  • Tell the EPA: Prevent Chemical Catastrophe

    Millions of Americans live, attend school, and work within the zone of vulnerability of hazardous chemical facilities, putting them at risk of disaster in the event of a chemical release incident. The Risk Management Plan Amendments include rules and regulations invaluable to the safety of families and communities all over the country. I strongly urge you not to rescind and modify the RMP Amendments, to keep Americans safe from chemical catastrophe.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • It's Time To Ban Roundup

    A California man will receive $289 million from Monsanto after a jury linked Roundup to his terminal cancer. Now is the time for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finally take action to ban this toxic pesticide. Tell Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: Ban Roundup now.

  • Congress: Pass The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act

    One year later, we're still waiting for Congress to hold Equifax accountable and take action to prevent future data breaches. Tell our senators to pass the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act today.

  • Tell Mick Mulvaney: The Punishment Should Fit The Crime

    Dear CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney,

    The Consumer Bureau's recent actions of reducing fines against companies accused of wronging consumers have not gone unnoticed. The bureau was set up to defend consumers, not coddle criminals. I urge you to support enforcement that stops bad behavior, holds wrongdoers accountable, deters others and fully compensates all victims.

  • Tell Congress To Pass The FAIR Fees Amendment Today

    The FAIR Fees amendment would help protect consumers from unreasonably high airline fees, and it's under consideration in Congress right now. Tell our lawmakers to pass the FAIR Fees amendment today.

  • Urge Your Governor To Get The Lead Out Of School Drinking Water

    A recent government report indicates that far too many schools could be exposing kids to lead in their water. The last thing families should be concerned about is toxic exposure from a school drinking fountain. Tell your governor to get the lead out of our schools today.

  • Take U.S. PIRG's Pesticide-Free Pledge

    The use of pesticides has serious impacts on the environment and human health. These toxic chemicals are major contributors to the catastrophic loss of the pollinating species we depend on to farm the majority of our food. To protect our farms, our food, and the health of both humans and wildlife, I pledge to stop using pesticides in and around my home today.

  • Ban Single-Use Plastic Foam Items In Our State

    One of the best ways to reduce the amount of trash headed to landfills is to ban items such as plastic foam cups and takeout containers. Tell your state legislators to ban single-use polystyrene items today.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Tell Your Governor: Strengthen Consumer Privacy & Data Breach Protections

    Congress has done little about the deluge of data breaches that have hit consumers this year, but in June, California passed a law that will hold companies accountable for breaches that stem from corporate negligence, and incentivize companies to prevent data breaches from happening in the first place.

    Tell your governor now: Support legislation that strengthens consumer privacy and data protections in our state.

  • Johnson & Johnson Takes A Baby Step Toward Transparency

    Thank you! By committing to disclose fragrance ingredients in its baby products, Johnson & Johnson has taken a great first step in product transparency. Now, as Unilever and Procter & Gamble have already done, please expand this commitment to include all of your personal care products -- because we deserve to know what's in the products we use every day.

  • We Need Right To Repair Laws

    Right to repair laws seek to address a growing problem in our culture: We buy stuff, it breaks and we throw it away -- often because companies won't give us the parts and information to fix our stuff. Tell your governor: We should be able to fix the products we buy.

  • Ban Roundup Now

    It's absurd that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, and food production more efficient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. That's why we need to ban Roundup now.

  • Tell Congress To Pass The Strengthening Antibiotic Oversight Act

    In June, a group of senators put forward a bill that would address antibiotic resistance, a growing public health crisis that the World Health Organization calls “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today.”

    Tell your senators now: Protect public health by passing the Strengthening Antibiotic Oversight Act before antibiotics lose their effectiveness.

  • TELL OUR GOVERNOR: INVEST IN CLEAN PUBLIC TRANSIT

    Groups that profit from fossil fuel and highway expansions have opposed more than two dozen other transit-related measures nationwide, according the the New York Times. We're building the support needed to push back against these misguided efforts and shift our communities toward the clean, forward-looking transportation systems that will set us up for success.

  • Pizza Restaurants Should Buy All Meat From Farms That Use Antibiotics Responsibly

    Pizza Hut just joined other major pizza restaurants in pledging to end sales of chicken raised on medically important antibiotics -- a commendable commitment in the fight to preserve the effectiveness of our life-saving medicines. But with at least 23,000 Americans dying of antibiotic-resistant infections every year, I urge pizza restaurants like yours to commit to buying all meat from farms that use antibiotics responsibly.

  • It's Time To Ban Polystyrene Foam

    We know that polystyrene foam -- the stuff most of us call Styrofoam -- persists in the environment for hundreds of years. And now, an impartial World Health Organization (WHO) working group has reclassified styrene, a building block of polystyrene foam, as a "probable carcinogen." Clearly, it's time to say goodbye to plastic foam cups and containers.

  • Tell your governor: Ban Chlorpyrifos

    Hawaii just became the first state to prohibit the pesticide chlorpyrifos -- a toxic chemical that ends up in our food and threatens our health. In 2018, there are better methods for growing the food we need than toxic pesticides that can end up in our bodies. That's why we're working to convince governors to follow Hawaii’s lead and ban chlorpyrifos in their states.

  • Add Your Name To Save Our Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are a pillar of modern medicine, saving countless lives since being introduced in the 1940s. But the overuse of these medicines -- particularly on industrial farms -- has led to a rise in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that kill more than 23,000 Americans every year, with experts warning it could get a lot worse. I strongly urge top restaurant chains like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's to help combat antibiotic resistance and save lives by eliminating the routine use of antibiotics from their meat supply chains.

  • Ban Roundup Unless And Until It's Proven Safe

    Recent research, including some done by the World Health Organization and the state of California, has linked the chemicals in Monsanto's Roundup to serious health risks, including cancer. Even so, 26 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens every year.

    Tell your governor to protect public health by banning Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

  • TELL CONGRESS: DON'T WEAKEN THE CONSUMER BUREAU

    Dear Legislator,

    As Congress hashes out the next budget, I urge you to support spending legislation that preserves important consumer protections. Currently, one proposal attached to the budget would prevent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- our greatest Wall Street watchdog -- from holding companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax accountable for wrongdoing. Please commit to passing a budget that doesn't weaken critical consumer protections.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Home Depot: No more deadly paint strippers

    Dear Home Depot CEO Craig Menear,

    I urge your company to stop selling paint removers containing the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and NMP. At least 50 people in the U.S. have died after using paint removers containing methylene chloride, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and NMP is linked to miscarriages, fetal developmental impacts, and neurotoxicity. Please take these dangerous products off of your stores' shelves within the next six months.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Pass A Consumer-Friendly Budget

    Some proposals hidden in next year's federal budget could weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other consumer protections. Tell Congress: Pass a consumer-friendly budget that doesn't weaken critical protections for millions of Americans.

  • The Farm Bill Should Protect Public Health And The Environment

    We don't need to choose between having enough food and protecting our families from exposure to toxic chemicals. Sustainable farming has been proven to work, but bad farm policies have pushed farmers toward relying on more agricultural chemicals. Tell lawmakers now: We want a farm bill that promotes healthy farms and healthy families.

  • Tell The EPA: Don't Scrap Chemical Plant Safety Rules

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Safety rules at chemical plants are in place to save the lives of nearby residents and first responders in the event of a disaster. As the 2018 hurricane season begins, I urge you to consider the millions of Americans living in the shadow of chemical plants in communities around the country. Please move forward with strengthening the Risk Management Plan Rule before another deadly catastrophe strikes.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell The Consumer Bureau: Monitoring The Student Loan Industry Should Be A Priority

    Dear Acting Consumer Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney,

    With 1 in 4 American adults paying off student loans, our financial watchdog agency should be dedicated to improving the student loan system -- especially since the average student loan borrower now owes a staggering $37,172. I urge you to make monitoring the student loan industry and prosecuting bad actors a CFPB priority.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Investigate the FDA

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should be protecting the public from toxic dangers like asbestos in our consumer products. But the FDA has been slow to act to protect consumers from toxic products from the retailer Claire's while European countries have been pulling them off the shelves. Investigate the FDA and make sure they protect the American public from toxic products.

  • TELL THE EPA: DON'T SCRAP CHEMICAL PLANT SAFETY RULES

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Safety rules at chemical plants are in place to save the lives of nearby residents and first responders in the event of a disaster. As the 2018 hurricane season begins, I urge you to consider the 100 million Americans living in the shadow of chemical plants in communities around the country. Please move forward with strengthening the Risk Management Plan Rule before another deadly catastrophe strikes.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Your Governor: Spend VW Settlement Money on Electric School Buses

    For years, Volkswagen cheated clean air standards putting up to 40 times more smog-forming pollution than legally allowed into the air. They were caught, and are now paying a $14.7 billion settlement.

    Tell your governor to spend the tens of millions your state is receiving on the all-electric school buses our kids deserve. Electric school buses are great for our air, public health and preserving our quality of life on the planet. And they're especially great for our kids.

    The vast majority of America's current school buses are powered by diesel -- a dirty, petroleum-based fossil fuel with toxic emissions that are harmful to our kids' health. Your state can use the Volkswagen money to replace these old, dirty diesel buses with brand-new, cleaner, and healthier all-electric ones.

    Tell your governor to do it for our kids!

  • The Farm Bill Should Protect Public Health And The Environment

    We don't need to choose between having enough food and protecting our families from exposure to toxic chemicals. Sustainable farming is proven to work, but bad farm policies have pushed farmers toward relying on more agricultural chemicals. Tell your senators now: We want a farm bill that promotes healthy farms and healthy families.

  • Tell Your Governor: Spend VW Settlement Money on Electric Buses

    For years, Volkswagen cheated clean air standards putting up to 40 times more smog-forming pollution than legally allowed into the air. They were caught, and are now paying a $14.7 billion settlement.

    Tell your governor to spend the tens of millions your state is receiving on all-electric buses. Electric buses are great for our air, public health and preserving our quality of life on the planet.

    The vast majority of America's current transit buses are powered by diesel -- a dirty, petroleum-based fossil fuel with toxic emissions that are harmful to our planet. Your state can use the Volkswagen money to replace these old, dirty diesel buses with brand-new, cleaner, and healthier all-electric ones.

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  • Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that our health is too important to risk

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    The EPA's proposed rule would require the agency to look only at studies where the underlying data is publicly available, effectively blocking the use of long-standing, landmark studies on the harmful effects of air pollution and pesticide exposure -- which often involve confidential personal or medical histories or proprietary information. These restrictions would make it harder for the EPA to protect Americans from toxic chemicals, air pollution, drinking water pollution, and other health risks. I strongly urge you to reject this rule.

  • Tell Mick Mulvaney: Keep The Consumer Complaint Database Public

    Mick Mulvaney, interim director of our greatest Wall Street watchdog, recently told more than a thousand bankers that he doesn't think the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's enormously successful complaint database needs to be public anymore.

    Without a public database, companies could hide widespread wrongdoing from view and consumers would be less informed about potential problems they could avoid. Tell Mick Mulvaney: Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Keep our consumer complaints public.

  • Tell The EPA: Close Coal Ash Ponds

    Coal ash is unsafe, and it has no place in ponds that can leak into nearby waterways and drinking water sources. Tell the EPA today: Close coal ash ponds, and protect our communities and our water from toxic pollution.

  • Hold The Antibiotics, McDonald's

    Dear McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    When antibiotics are overused by industrial farms, it increases the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance to our medicines. Already, at least 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections every year, and if we don't take action, experts warn we could be headed for a "post-antibiotic era".

    By no longer serving chicken raised on medically important antibiotics, McDonald's spurred Subway, KFC and others to take steps as well. McDonald's can continue to be a leader of industry-wide change to protect public health by expanding its commitment to include beef and pork.

  • Tell L'Oréal: Make It Toxic-Free

    We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe and toxic-free -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on L'Oréal to Make It Toxic-Free.

    With the help of our coalition partners, we've already delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetics giant to eliminate cancer-causing chemicals and to disclose its secret "fragrance" chemicals.

    Sign our petition to L'Oréal, and show them that consumers want them to be a leader, and Make It Toxic-Free.

  • Urge L'Oréal to show us we're worth it by going toxic-free

    To L'Oréal USA President & CEO Frédéric Rozé:

    I'm concerned about the safety of my personal care products. Please identify and eliminate chemicals linked to negative health effects from your personal care products, and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please fully disclose all ingredients used in "fragrance" in all of your personal care products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell L'Oréal: Disclose fragrance ingredients!

    L'Oréal customer support number: 1-800-631-7358

    (Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET)

    Step 1: Press 3 for general questions and requests

    Step 2: Say the following to the customer service representative:

    "I'm calling because I want L'Oréal to disclose fragrance ingredients across all brands. Right now, ingredient labels only say "fragrance," but L'Oréal doesn't disclose to the public which chemicals are in that fragrance."

    Step 3: Please tell us how your call went below!

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  • Microsoft, Don't Punish Recyclers

    Legal action by Microsoft is sending Eric Lundgren to prison for making restore discs that allow people to fix old computers -- even though though the software on those discs is available online for free!

    We're working to make sure Eric is the last person sent to prison for doing what we all need to be doing -- cutting waste with repair and reuse. We're calling for Microsoft to publicly apologize and pledge to work with recyclers, not jail them.

  • Tell Lowe's: Stop Selling Deadly Paint Removers

    Dear Lowe's CEO Robert Niblock,

    I urge your company to stop selling paint removers containing the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and NMP. At least 50 people in the U.S. have died after using paint removers containing methylene chloride, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and NMP is linked to miscarriages, fetal developmental impacts, and neurotoxicity. Please take these dangerous products off of your stores' shelves within the next six months.

    Sincerely,

  • Consumers Deserve Guaranteed Rights To Privacy

    The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal brought to light the need for guaranteed rights to privacy in an increasingly digital world. Tell Congress to pass the CONSENT Act today.

  • Tell Congress: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on industrial farms

    Lawmakers will vote soon on a proposal that allows pharmaceutical companies to sell more drugs to industrial farms. We need less antibiotic use, not more, to combat drug resistant superbugs. Urge your representative to oppose weakening drug approval standards and instead support reducing antibiotic use.

  • Tell Your Governor: Invest In Clean, Electric School Buses

    Dear Governor,

    It's time to stop putting our children on dirty, diesel school buses that endanger our health and communities. Electric buses are here, and they're cleaner, healthier and often cheaper in the long run. Thanks to the $14.7 billion Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement, we have a historic opportunity to reduce transportation pollution in our state. I urge you to use our state's portion of the Volkswagen funds to purchase all-electric buses for our kids and communities.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Lowe's: Stop Selling Deadly Paint Removers

    Dear Lowe's CEO Robert Niblock,

    I urge your company to stop selling paint removers containing the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and NMP. At least 50 people in the U.S. have died after using paint removers containing methylene chloride, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and NMP is linked to miscarriages, fetal developmental impacts, and neurotoxicity. Please take these dangerous products off of your stores' shelves within the next six months.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Your Governor: Spend VW Settlement Money on Electric School Buses

    For years, Volkswagen cheated clean air standards putting up to 40 times more smog-forming pollution than legally allowed into the air. They were caught, and are now paying a $14.7 billion settlement.

    Tell your Governor to spend the tens of millions your state is receiving on the all-electric school buses our kids deserve. Electric school buses are great for our air, public health and preserving our quality of life on the planet. And they're especially great for our kids.

    The vast majority of America's current school buses are powered by diesel -- a dirty, petroleum-based fossil fuel with toxic emissions that are harmful to our kids' health. Your state can use the Volkswagen money to replace these old, dirty diesel buses with brand-new, cleaner, and healthier all-electric ones.

    Tell your Governor to do it for our kids!

  • Let's Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Millions of bees are dying every year, and scientists point to a widely used class of pesticides as one of the main culprits behind these die-offs. Bees pollinate 70 percent of the world's crops, which produce food we all rely on. Protect bees and the health of our planet by telling our governor to ban bee-killing pesticides.

  • Microsoft, Don't Punish Recyclers

    Legal action by Microsoft is sending Eric Lundgren to prison for making restore disks that allow people to fix old computers -- even though though the software on those disks is available online for free!

    We’re working to make sure Eric is the last person sent to prison for doing what we all need to be doing -- cutting waste with repair and reuse. We’re calling for Microsoft to publicly apologize and pledge to work with recyclers, not jail them.

  • Stop Trashing Our Future

    Polystyrene foam, the stuff most of us call Styrofoam, is clogging our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our parks, rivers and oceans. Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell your lawmakers: ban polystyrene now.

  • Tell The EPA: Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides

    Neonicotinoid pesticides are highly toxic to bees, and bee die-offs have far-reaching consequences for our food supply and the health of our planet. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research shows that our widespread over-reliance on neonicotinoids is inflicting damage to the environment in ways that risk our food supply. I strongly urge the EPA to ban the use of these toxic pesticides.

  • A Bill That Equifax Could've Written

    Years after the Great Recession and months after news of the Equifax breach, it is alarming to see Congress moving to stack the deck in favor of banks and credit bureaus. S. 2155 would replace stronger state laws against identity theft, deny servicemembers their right to a day in court, and much more. As long as S. 2155's core and credit bureau-related provisions remain in the House version, please oppose it.

  • Stop Trashing Our Future

    Polystyrene foam, the stuff most of us call Styrofoam, is clogging our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our parks, rivers and oceans. Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell your lawmakers: ban polystyrene now.

  • You can help defend the fiduciary rule in court

    The purpose of the fiduciary rule is to make sure that professionals who provide advice about retirement investments put the financial interests of their clients ahead of their own. To defend the fiduciary rule, we need to find members who have the following characteristics:

    (1) invest in an IRA (not an employer-sponsored 401k);

    (2) receive investment advice from a financial adviser, financial consultant, broker, or representative of a company selling investment products such as mutual funds or annuities (but not clients of registered investment advisers);

    (3) pay for investment advice by commission (this would include, for example, purchasing class A mutual funds or most variable or fixed-indexed annuities, although there are also other products that are typically sold by commission); and

    (4) plan to receive investment advice about their IRA after January 1, 2018, and pay for that advice by commission.

    If you think that you have these characteristics, please complete and submit the following form.

  • Tell Congress To Stand Up For Consumers

    The House is considering a bill that benefits credit bureaus at the expense of average consumers and servicemembers. Tell your representatives to oppose it.

  • FDA: Protect Us From Lead In Candy

    Easter candy shouldn't be tainted with lead. But toxic lead has been found in candy, and consumers cannot know this on our own -- it must be tested by a laboratory. The FDA needs to do better for consumers. We urge you to do thorough, regular tests, with results and names of each product made public to consumers.

  • Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics

    Roughly 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry. These antibiotics are often given to animals that aren't even sick, and are given without a duration limit. This overuse breeds antibiotic-resistant superbugs that infect millions of people with illnesses that today's medicines can't cure.

  • Tell The EPA: Don't Just Listen To Monsanto

    When our health is on the line, the EPA should do more research. Period.

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  • EPA: Do Not Renew Glyphosate Unless and Until It's Proven Safe

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    I strongly urge the EPA to not renew glyphosate for use unless and until it is proven safe. We need independent research that investigates the known links of glyphosate to cancer, reproductive harm, and more, especially when glyphosate is increasingly showing up in our bodies. The continued use of glyphosate poses a significant public health risk, and we ask that you exercise caution, and base your decision on transparent and independent studies.

  • Urge your governor to get the lead out of school drinking water

    There is lead-tainted water in schools and pre-schools across the country, flowing from fountains and faucets where our kids drink water every day.

    Lead is highly toxic and especially dangerous to children. But right now, many states have no requirements to address the threat of lead in drinking water.

    Urge your governor to get the lead out of school drinking water.

  • Tell your governor: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides In Our State

    While the European Union considers strengthening restrictions, here in the U.S., only Maryland and Connecticut have have passed legislation regulating the use of neonics. Tell your governor today: Ban bee-killing pesticides in our state, and save our food supply.

  • Tell Your Governor: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Millions of bees are dying every year, and scientists point to a widely used class of pesticides as one of the main culprits behind these die-offs. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.

    As U.S. farmers prepare to plant up to 180 million acres of corn and soybeans coated in bee-killing pesticides, we're calling on states to act. Call on your governor to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides today.

  • Tell Your Representatives: Children's Makeup Shouldn't Contain Asbestos

    Our children should not be exposed to asbestos in the products they use and play with. Tell your representatives: Support legislation that will require children's makeup be tested for asbestos.

  • The Clock To Restore Net Neutrality Is Counting Down

    Legislation to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality protections has been introduced in Congress -- but lawmakers have less than 60 legislative days to pass it.

    The bill has received 50 cosponsors in the Senate, just one vote shy of the 51 required to pass the resolution of disapproval. A strong vote in the Senate will also give us momentum to then force a vote in the House.

    Call on your legislators to side with the majority of Americans by supporting net neutrality, or if they already support a free and open internet, to urge their colleagues to do the same.

  • EPA proposing to cut research center that protects kids' health

    With so many environmental problems that American kids face every day, the Environmental Protection Agency should be working to protect children from toxic exposure. The National Center for Environmental Research works on the prevention and treatment of childhood asthma, preterm births, leukemia, immune system disorders, neurodevelopment problems, autism spectrum disorder and obesity. These are all important public health issues that we need scientists working on. The EPA should not close the National Center for Environmental Research.

  • Congress: Protect Our Data

    More than 147 million Americans' most personal financial data was exposed in last year's hack at Equifax. But Congress is drafting new rules that would let banks and credit bureaus like Equifax off the hook for data breaches. Join us in calling on Congress to side with consumers.

  • Tell Your Representatives: Children's Makeup Shouldn't Contain Asbestos

    Our children should not be exposed to asbestos in the products they use and play with. Tell your representatives: Support legislation that will require children's makeup be tested for asbestos.

  • Tell Your Governor: Ban Dicamba In Your State

    Drifting dicamba is dangerous for neighboring crops and the health of our communities and families. Our national network is working with farmers, communities and legislatures to ban this toxic pesticide in states across the country. But we can't do it without you.

    Tell your governor: Ban dicamba in your state.

  • Let's Pave The Way For An Electric Vehicle Revolution

    The number of electric vehicles on America's streets is at an all-time high. Smart public policies can accelerate this progress and protect public health and the environment. We're calling on governors to take action -- are you with us?

  • Consumer Alert: Proposed Rules Mean You Might Not Know When Your Data Is Hacked

    New rules being drafted in Congress would continue to exempt big banks and credit bureaus from data breach disclosure laws. Tell Congress: Consumers deserve to know when our personal information is stolen.

  • Tell Retailers: It's Time To Act On Toxic Chemicals

    I'm increasingly concerned about whether the products and packaging I buy contain toxic chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and other health problems. I expect retailers to enact common-sense policies to safeguard us from these chemicals.

    I saw in the recent Who's Minding the Store? report card that your company received one of the lowest scores of 30 retailers evaluated. The report includes recommendations on how your company can improve. Will you adopt these recommendations to protect our health in 2018?

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  • We Need The Right Infrastructure Plan For The 21st Century

    The stakes in the infrastructure debate are high.

    We need to invest in a sustainable, clean transportation system that enhances our quality of life and meets the needs of the modern economy. Any infrastructure package that incentivizes the wrong investments or rolls back crucial environmental, public health and safety regulations will do damage to the nation's future health and well-being.

    We need to focus on building the right stuff, not just more stuff. Tell our elected leaders: We need to fix it first, build green and invest in the future.

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    Join our network and stay up to date on our campaigns, get important consumer updates and take action on critical issues.

  • Tell Mayor Bowser & DC Council: Fully Fund DC Fair Elections!

    DC Councilmembers and Mayor Bowser,

    Over the past year, residents across the District of Columbia have taken a stand to empower everyday people in our democracy by urging the D.C. Council to pass the Fair Elections Act.

    More than 5,000 DC residents, 80+ community leaders, and 70 + community organizations have mobilized to support Fair Elections.

    Please support and fully fund the Fair Elections Act. Fair Elections represents a small but critical investment in making sure our elections reflect the will of citizens and not corporations and mega-donors.

  • Tell Acting Director Mulvaney: Don't let Equifax off the hook

    Equifax's negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145 million Americans. The Consumer Bureau should be moving full speed ahead with its investigation, to ensure that Equifax is held accountable, and that a similar leak never happens again.

  • Tell Acting Director Mulvaney: Keep the Payday Lending Rule

    We call them debt traps for a reason: payday lending has long led to schemes that literally trap consumers into consecutive loans at obscenely high interest rates. That's why the Consumer Bureau created the Payday Lending Rule in the first place.

    Now, acting Director Mulvaney wants to reconsider this important rule to stop payday debt traps. Take action now and tell him this rule is necessary.

  • We Need The RIGHT Infrastructure Plan For The 21st Century

    The stakes in the infrastructure debate are high.

    We need to invest in a sustainable, clean transportation system that enhances our quality of life and meets the needs of the modern economy. Any infrastructure package that incentivizes the wrong investments or rolls back crucial environmental, public health and safety regulations will do damage to the nation's future health and well-being.

    We need to focus on building the right stuff, not just more stuff.

    Tell our elected leaders: We need to fix it first, build green and invest in the future.

  • Tell Congress To End Tax Haven Abuse

    International tax havens provide a safe place for large corporations to avoid paying nearly $100 billion in U.S. taxes. Corporations enjoy trillions of dollars in earnings while individual taxpayers make up the difference.

    Legal tax avoidance is an urgent problem. To solve it, we need to bar American corporations from indefinitely deferring payment of U.S. taxes on offshore subsidiaries.

    Tell Congress to act today.

  • The EPA Can Ban These Deadly Chemicals -- So Why Isn't It?

    The EPA shouldn't be putting our health and our very lives at risk. It needs to finalize commonsense regulations on several commonly available chemicals. Join us in calling on our senators to urge the EPA to do the right thing.

  • TELL YOUR GOVERNOR: BAN BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

    Millions of bees are dying every year, and scientists point to a widely used class of pesticides as one of the main culprits behind these die-offs. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.

    For the past several years, PIRG and other groups have asked the EPA to ban these pesticides nationwide, and they have failed to do so. Now, to protect bees and our food supply, we're calling on states to act. Call on your governor to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Let us fix our stuff

    We generate way too much waste, and companies use their power in the marketplace to make things harder to repair. That adds costs to consumers and increases the amount going to landfills.

    We should give every consumer and every small business access to the parts, tools, and service information they need to repair products by passing Right to Repair reforms.

  • TELL YOUR SENATORS: CONFIRM A QUALIFIED CONSUMER BUREAU DIRECTOR

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is our watchdog on Wall Street, and in just six years, it has returned more than $12 billion to consumers hurt by financial wrongdoing.

    Now, this vital agency is under attack. The president's pick for acting director is a long-time opponent of the bureau who has already tried to rewrite the agency's mission.

    We need a permanent Consumer Bureau director who supports the agency's work to protect consumers.

    Call on your senators to only confirm a qualified Consumer Bureau director.

  • Tell Your Senators: Oppose EPA Budget Cuts, Clean Up Superfund Sites

    Nearly 2 million Americans live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change.

    Waiting to secure these toxic sites until after they’re hit by storms is a recipe for disaster. Tell your senators today: Oppose all cuts to the EPA’s budget and keep our neighborhoods safe.

  • Arkansas Stands Up To Monsanto

    Dear Arkansas Plant Board,

    Thank you for extending your ban on dicamba, which has been shown to drift much farther than intended. Given how damaging the pesticide is for farmers, and its links to serious health effects, we encourage you to consider extending this ban year-round in the state of Arkansas.

    Thank you for your consideration,

  • Credit Reporting Agencies Need This Kind Of Oversight

    We're supporting legislation that would hold large credit reporting agencies like Equifax accountable when they fail to protect our data from hackers, and compensate affected consumers too. Will you join us?

  • Credit Reporting Agencies Need This Kind Of Oversight

    We're supporting legislation that would hold large credit reporting agencies like Equifax accountable when they fail to protect our data from hackers, and compensate affected consumers too. Will you join us?

  • Tell McDonald's: Hold The Antibiotics

    Our most foundational medicines are at risk of becoming ineffective due to antibiotic overuse on factory farms. It's time the country's most iconic burger chain stopped serving beef and pork raised on our lifesaving medicines.

  • Our Children's Cosmetics Should Be Safe

    Parents should never have to wonder whether or not asbestos is in kids' makeup, and consumers shouldn't wonder if hazardous substances are lurking in their cosmetics. That's why we're calling on Congress to pass stronger cosmetics regulations.

  • Tell Your Senators: Pass The FREE Act

    Freezing your credit reports is the best action you can take to stop new account identity theft after a breach as catastrophic as the one at Equifax, which resulted in the loss of more than 145 million Americans' most sensitive financial data.

    U.S. PIRG Education Fund estimates that it would cost consumers an estimated $4.1 billion to freeze their credit reports at all three agencies in states where fees are charged.

    We didn't give the credit bureaus permission to collect our information, sell it or, in the case of Equifax, lose it -- and we shouldn't have to pay to control access to our credit reports.

    Tell your Senators today to pass the FREE Act, and make credit freezes free for all Americans.

  • Defend our free and open internet

    Legislation to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent repeal of net neutrality protections has received 50 cosponsors in the Senate.

    A strong vote in the Senate, where we only need 51 votes to win, will also give us momentum to then force a vote in the House -- but we need to move quickly to make an impact.

    Call on your senators to side with the majority of Americans by supporting net neutrality, or if they already support a free and open internet, to urge their colleagues to do the same.

  • Let's Bring Fair Elections to Washington D.C.

    Last Tuesday the Council of Washington, D.C., voted unanimously for the D.C. Fair Elections Act. This program would help make our democracy more inclusive by shifting power back to DC voters, and free candidates to run for office without having to rely on large and corporate donors who don't represent the District. Tuesday's vote was a big step in the right direction but the program needs a second vote and funding. Please urge your Councilperson to continue their work by passing and funding the Fair Elections Act.

  • Tell Your Senators: Confirm A Qualified Consumer Bureau Director

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is our watchdog on Wall Street, and in just six years, it has returned more than $12 billion to consumers hurt by financial wrongdoing.

    Now, this vital agency is under attack. The president's pick for acting director is a long-time opponent of the bureau who has already tried to rewrite the agency's mission.

    We need a permanent Consumer Bureau director who supports the agency's work to protect consumers.

    Call on your senators to only confirm a qualified Consumer Bureau director.

  • L'Oréal products should be transparent and toxic-free

    Dear L'Oréal USA CEO Frédéric Rozé,

    Please identify and eliminate from your products any chemicals linked to negative health effects, and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please disclose the ingredients that make up the "fragrance" in each of your products.

    These changes will not only address a growing public health threat, they will meaningfully respond to the strong and increasing consumer demand for safe personal care products.

    Sincerely,

  • TELL MCDONALD'S: HOLD THE ANTIBIOTICS

    Dear McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    When antibiotics are used on a routine basis by farming operations, it increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance and our life-saving medicines won't work.

    Leadership from McDonald's in no longer serving chicken raised on medically important antibiotics spurred Subway, KFC and others to take steps as well. By expanding your commitment to include beef and pork, McDonald's can continue to be a leader of industry-wide change to protect public health.

  • Tell Congress: Step Up And Pass Regulations For Cosmetics

    We can and must do better. We need sensible regulations for cosmetics, and for children's products. Parents should never have to wonder whether or not asbestos is in kids' makeup, and consumers shouldn't wonder if hazardous substances are lurking in their cosmetics.

    Congress should step up and pass meaningful legislation requiring testing and regulation of cosmetic products.

  • Tell your state legislators: We need legislation to save antibiotics

    Every year, thousands of lives across the U.S. are lost due to antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. And yet only California and Maryland have introduced legislation banning the routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. We need to change this.

  • Tell McDonald's: Hold the antibiotics.

    Roughly 70% of medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry. These antibiotics are often given to animals that aren't sick, breeding superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    After McDonald's announced it would purchase only chicken raised without human antibiotics, Subway and KFC joined them. McDonald's can change the marketplace for beef and pork raised without misusing antibiotics as well.

    Will you tell McDonald's to hold the antibiotics?

  • Free Credit Freezes Would Be A Big Win For Consumers

    You should have more control over your personal information, including a right by law to freeze your credit reports -- the only way to prevent new accounts being opened in your name -- for free. The Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act would finally make credit freezes free for all consumers.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    Congressional leaders plan to effectively dismantle America's top financial watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as part of a must-pass spending bill that's up for vote as early as TODAY. Our senators can take action to protect the Consumer Bureau as we know it, but they need to hear from concerned citizens like you.

  • Tell Congress: Keep The Internet Free And Open

    Instead of responding to the millions of Americans who support net neutrality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced last week that the agency would move forward with repealing the rules that keep the internet free and open. Call on your legislators to take action to defend our open internet.

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  • Tell your senators: Confirm a CFPB director who believes in the agency's mission

    In only six years of existence, the Consumer Bureau has won $12 billion in relief for 30 million consumers harmed by banks, lenders and other financial companies that broke the law.

    We're fighting to make sure the new leader of the Consumer Bureau is someone who believes in the agency's mission -- protecting consumers from financial harm.

    We need your help. Tell your senators to only support the confirmation of a qualified CFPB director who supports consumer protection.

  • Tell Your Governor: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Beekeepers report they're losing an average of 30 percent of bee colonies each year. If we lose the bees, we could lose everything from strawberries to coffee. We want a national ban on bee-killing chemicals, but with Scott Pruitt running the EPA, we know that won't happen. That's why U.S. PIRG is calling on your governor to ban the sale of pesticides that kill bees.

  • Tell the Department of Health and Human Services: Do not weaken critical consumer protections

    We the undersigned urge the Department of Health and Human Services to reject proposed changes that would weaken health insurance rate review and the Medical Loss Ratio rule.

    Consumers need more scrutiny of large health insurance rate hikes, not less. The Medical Loss Ratio rule has put billions of dollars back in consumers' pockets and encouraged health insurers to cut waste and use premium dollars more efficiently.

    Weakening rate review and the Medical Loss Ratio would make it easier for health insurance companies to raise rates and reduce the value of health coverage for consumers. We urge you to reverse course, and to preserve and strengthen these critical consumer protections.

  • Support EPA Superfund Cleanup

    We can't expect the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect us from the damaging toxics in Superfund sites across America if its budget is slashed. We need you to tell your senator to oppose EPA budget cuts today.

  • Tell Governor your governor: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Millions of bees are dying every year, and scientists point to a widely used class of pesticides as one of the main culprits behind these die-offs. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.

    For the past several years, PIRG and other groups have asked the EPA to ban these pesticides nationwide, and they have failed to do so. Now, to protect bees and our food supply, we're calling on states to act. Call on Governor your governor to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell Your Governor: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Millions of bees are dying every year, and scientists point to a widely used class of pesticides as one of the main culprits behind these die-offs. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.

    For the past several years, PIRG and other groups have asked the EPA to ban these pesticides nationwide, and they have failed to do so. Now, to protect bees and our food supply, we're calling on states to act. Call on your governor to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides.

  • RECALL FIDGET SPINNERS WITH DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD

    Our research of some fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some fidget spinners we found at Target can contain as much as 300 times the federal limit for lead in children's products.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and well-being, and Target has taken a crucial first step by stopping the sale of these dangerous fidget spinners online and in their stores. But we need the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bulls i Toy and their retailers to take the next step by issuing a full recall.

    Help us get these dangerous toys out of kids' hands.

  • Send your thanks to Richard Cordray for protecting consumers

    Dear Director Cordray,

    Thank you for leading the Consumer Bureau these last six years. We needed -- and still need -- a watchdog to rein in abusive and deceptive financial practices that put our economy at risk and hurt millions of families. We wish you well in your next endeavor and congratulate you on a successful six years at the CFPB.

  • Tell your state legislators to help stop routine antibiotic use in food animals

    Ask your state representatives to support legislation that reserves antibiotics in meat production to treat sick animals and/or control a verified disease outbreak.

  • Recall Fidget Spinners With Dangerous Levels Of Lead

    Our research of some fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some spinners found at Target can contain as much as 300 times the federal limit for lead in children's products.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing, and Target has taken a crucial first step by stopping the sale of these dangerous fidget spinners online and in their stores. But we need the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bulls-i-Toy and their retailers to take the next step by issuing a full recall.

    Help us get these dangerous toys out of kids' hands.

  • Tell Governor-elect Northam: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Dear Governor-elect Northam,

    Bees are dying at unprecedented rates, with real consequences for our food supply, environment and economy. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. Simply put, no bees means no food.

    Given what's at stake, we must do more to stop the bee die-off and help them rebound. Please ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides in Virginia and ensure that they are not used on any state property.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Governor Dayton: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Beekeepers report they're losing an average of 30 percent of bee colonies each year. We rely on bees to pollinate most of our favorite foods. If we lose the bees, we'd lose everything from strawberries to coffee. We want a national ban on bee-killing chemicals, but with Scott Pruitt running the EPA, we know that won't happen. That's why U.S. PIRG is calling on Governor Dayton to ban the sale of pesticides that kill bees.

  • Tell Target to recall toxic fidget spinners

    Our research of fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some spinners bought at Target contain as much as 300 times the federal legal limit for lead in children's products.

    Lead is dangerous for everyone, but young children are most at risk. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact development in children, and no amount of lead in a child's blood is safe. What's more, effects of lead exposure in young children cannot be reversed, which is why we need to prevent their exposure in the first place.

    To our surprise, when we informed Target that these spinners pose a risk, Target refused to pull them from the shelves. We expect more from a company like Target.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing.

    Tell Target to take these toxic fidget spinners off the shelves.

  • Take a moment to thank your senator for voting to uphold the Consumer Bureau’s rule banning forced arbitration

    The American people care about making sure we have consumer protections in the financial marketplace.

    Now more than ever, we need to let our senators know that we’re paying attention to how they vote on consumer issues, and redouble our efforts to defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau itself and keep our watchdog on Wall Street.

  • Take a moment to urge your senators to keep the Consumer Bureau around

    The American people care about making sure we have consumer protections in the financial marketplace.

    Now more than ever, we need to let our senators know that we’re paying attention to how they vote on consumer issues, and redouble our efforts to defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau itself and keep our watchdog on Wall Street.

  • Tell the CPSC to test and recall dangerous fidget spinners

    Our research of some fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some spinners found at Target can contain as much as 300 times the federal limit for lead in children's products.

    Lead is dangerous for everyone, but young children are most at risk. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact development in children, and no amount of lead in a child's blood is safe. What's more, effects of lead exposure in young children cannot be reversed, which is why we need to prevent their exposure in the first place.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has the authority to recall toys that do not meet its standards, but the only way we can know if a toy contains lead is if it is tested.

    Tell the CPSC to test fidget spinners for lead, and recall products that surpass the legal limits.

  • Tell Target to recall toxic fidget spinners

    Our research of fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some spinners bought at Target contain as much as 300 times the federal legal limit for lead in children's products. And to our surprise, when we informed Target that these spinners pose a risk, Target refused to pull them from the shelves. We expect more from a company like Target.

    Lead is dangerous for everyone, but young children are most at risk. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact development in children, and no amount of lead in a child's blood is safe. What's more, effects of lead exposure in young children cannot be reversed, which is why we need to prevent their exposure in the first place.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing.

    Tell Target to take these toxic fidget spinners off the shelves.

  • Join Other Medical Professionals: Urge Congress to Reduce Chemicals in Farming

    Please join with other medical professionals and public health experts in calling on Congress to protect public health by supporting farming practices that reduce the use of chemicals in farming.

  • The CFPB protects older Americans

    The Consumer Bureau protects older Americans in the financial marketplace, but some in Congress are trying to dismantle the agency. Tell your senators to defend the consumer cop on the financial beat.
  • We should be able to know who sponsors our paid political ads online

    Now that political advertisements on social platforms are becoming more and more popular, we need to apply the same disclosure rules for these ads that we do for TV and radio ads.

    Tell your senators to support the Honest Ads Act today.

  • No More Offshore Shell Games

    When it comes to paying taxes, multinational corporations based in the U.S. play by entirely different rules than small and domestic businesses or individuals -- that is, they game the system for their benefit.

    We need to inject some common sense into our tax code, not open the door for more gimmicks.

    Tell Congress: We need tax reform that closes these loopholes.

  • Tell L'Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Why on earth would any company use chemicals that can disrupt our hormones or cause cancer in the products we put on our bodies every day? We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on L'Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

    With the help of our coalition partners, we've already delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetic giant to eliminate cancer causing chemicals and to disclose its secret "fragrance" chemicals.

    Sign our petition to L'Oréal, and show them that consumers want them to be a leader, and Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

  • D.C. City Council: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Dear City Councilmembers,

    Bees are dying at unprecedented rates, with real consequences for our food supply, environment and economy. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. Simply put, no bees means no food.

    Given what's at stake, we must do more to stop the bee die-off and help them rebound. Please ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides in Washington, D.C.

    Sincerely,
  • TELL CONGRESS: DEFEND THE CONSUMER BUREAU

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in the wake of the Great Recession to be our financial cop on Wall Street. Since then, it's been getting the job done, returning $12 billion to more than 29 million ripped-off consumers.

    But now, the Trump administration and some in Congress are pushing to weaken or even eliminate the Consumer Bureau.

    Tell your senators to stand up and defend the Consumer Bureau.

  • Tell Walmart to go toxic-free

    I’m so glad that Walmart updated its sustainability policy to restrict toxic chemicals in 90,000 of its products. But as the world’s largest retail chain, and a company that prides itself on providing safe and sustainable products to its customers, you can do so much more. Please take your commitment to providing safe products to the next level by eliminating all toxic chemicals from the products in your stores.

  • Tell Congress: Airline overcrowding is too dangerous not to act

    As airlines cram more and more passengers into planes, nobody is sure whether these levels of crowding are actually safe. A federal judge has called this a “life-and-death safety concern.” Tell Congress: Step up and set safety rules for airline passenger crowding.

  • Time is running out: Tell your Senators to stand up for consumers

    In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a new rule to protect consumers from forced arbitration -- but some in Congress are already trying to kill it.

    The good news is we still have a chance to win big for consumers if we can convince enough Senators to block any moves to repeal this crucial protection.

    Tell your Senator to side with the interests of millions of consumers by upholding the Consumer Bureau’s new consumer safeguard.

  • Tell Congress: Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in the wake of the Great Recession to be our financial cop on Wall Street. Since then, it's been getting the job done, returning $12 billion to more than 29 million ripped-off consumers.

    But now, the Trump administration and some in Congress are pushing to weaken or even eliminate the Consumer Bureau.

    Tell your senators to stand up and defend the Consumer Bureau.

  • Stand with student loan borrowers and the Consumer Bureau

    The Wrong Choice Act would gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ability to protect student loan borrowers. Tell your senators to stop this bill, and stand up for students and other consumers who are vulnerable to questionable financial practices.
  • Free Credit Freezes Would be a Big Win for Consumers

    The Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act would finally make credit freezes free to all consumers. Congress should pass the FREE Act immediately.

  • FREE CREDIT FREEZES WOULD BE A BIG WIN FOR CONSUMERS
    The Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act would finally make credit freezes free to all consumers. Congress should pass the FREE Act immediately.
  • Free Credit Freezes Would be a Big Win for Consumers

    The Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act would finally make credit freezes free to all consumers. Congress should pass the FREE Act immediately.

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  • Tell the FTC: Investigate Facebook’s data sharing and issue fines if wrongdoing is found.

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  • Tell Equifax to do more to make this right

    Equifax disclosed a massive hack into its system last week that potentially leaves the vital information of up to 143 million Americans exposed. Right now, U.S. PIRG’s top priority is making sure consumers like you are protected, so we’re calling on Equifax to offer free credit freezes for all three credit reporting companies; and, for consumers who choose not to freeze their credit report, unlimited credit monitoring -- not just for one year. Join our call on Equifax today.

  • Tell Equifax to do more to make this right

    Equifax disclosed a massive hack into its system that potentially leaves the vital information of up to 143 million Americans exposed. Right now, U.S. PIRG’s top priority is making sure consumers like you are protected, so we’re calling on Equifax to offer free credit freezes for all three credit reporting companies; and, for consumers who choose not to freeze their credit report, unlimited credit monitoring -- not just for one year. Join our call on Equifax today.

  • EPA: Protect us from chemical disasters

    In June, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed the federal Risk Management Plan, an Obama-era rule aimed at improving safety at U.S. chemical plants. Our families need to be protected from unforeseen chemical threats, so U.S. PIRG is urging the EPA to fully implement the rule. Add your name to our call for stronger chemical safety regulations in the U.S.

  • Release the names of "deregulation teams"

    The Trump administration now has “deregulation teams” dedicated to rolling back many of the rules and regulations that protect Americans like you and me.

    But most of these teams are operating in secret. As a result, we don’t know what protections these teams are looking to dismantle, who is trying to dismantle them, or whether they stand to personally profit from the rollbacks.

    That’s why we’re calling on Cabinet secretaries, the leaders of the government’s top agencies, to release the names of the people on these deregulation teams.

  • TELL CONGRESS: STAND UP TO ANY EFFORTS TO BLOCK THE CONSUMER BUREAU'S ARBITRATION RULE

    In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a new rule to ban forced arbitration, to make sure consumers can take corporate wrongdoers to court. But the House has already moved to repeal the rule, and the Senate could be next.

    We need to convince enough senators to block any attempts to repeal this crucial consumer protection. Tell your senators to stand up for millions of consumers, and uphold the Consumer Bureau's new forced arbitration rule.

  • TELL THE GOVERNOR: BAN DICAMBA

    Arkansas and Missouri have recently imposed restrictions on dicamba, a widely used pesticide that can be dangerous to farms, farmers and the food they grow.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, dicamba is a developmental toxic chemical, meaning that exposure to it can be harmful to pregnant women and babies. Dicamba also causes redness, pain and blurred vision when it touches the skin.

    We’re calling on the governor to stand up for public health, and ban dicamba unless and until we can be sure it can be used in a safe and containable manner.

  • Tell Congress: Make Health Care Work Better For American Consumers

    There are ways to improve the quality of our health care that would also help contain costs, but the bills being debated in Washington, D.C., fail to address these commonsense solutions.

    Urge your policymakers to go back to the drawing board and start working on solutions that will fix the fundamental problems in the American health care system.

  • Tell Congress: Stand up to any efforts to block the Consumer Bureau’s arbitration rule.

    In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a new rule to protect consumers from forced arbitration -- but some in Congress are already trying to kill it.

    The good news is we still have a chance to win big for consumers if we can convince enough Senators to block any moves to repeal this crucial protection.

    Tell your Senator to side with the interests of millions of consumers by upholding the Consumer Bureau’s new consumer safeguard.

  • We’re wishing the CFPB a happy birthday!

    Since the CFPB opened its doors, it’s returned $12 billion to 29 million consumers harmed by financial companies.

    Wall Street and its allies in Congress are trying to weaken the CFPB for doing their job too well. Tell your senator to wish the CFPB a happy birthday!

  • We’re wishing the CFPB a happy birthday!

    Since the CFPB opened its doors, it’s returned $12 billion to 29 million consumers harmed by financial companies.

    Wall Street and its allies in Congress are trying to weaken the CFPB for doing their job too well. Tell your senator to wish the CFPB a happy birthday!

  • Kraft: Get toxic phthalates out of mac and cheese

    Dear Kraft Foods CEO Bernard Hess,

    A recent study found phthalates, a hormone-disrupting chemical, in 29 of 30 cheese products tested, including 8 of the 9 Kraft products tested.

    The study also found that the highest concentrations of phthalates were found in the processed cheese powder in those mac and cheese boxes. These phthalates can pose a special risk to pregnant women and small children.

    Kraft has shown a commitment to improving the nutritional value and quality of its food products, especially when it comes to mac and cheese. Now, I’m asking you to eliminate any and all sources of phthalates from your products.

    Sincerely,

  • Keep Our Consumer Cop on the Financial Beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to help restore safety and confidence for Americans in their finances. And our watchdog on Wall Street has been getting that job done.

    But now the CFPB is under attack, and we need to tell our Senators to stand up and protect our consumer cop.

  • Tell Congress not to defund the CDC

    The President's budget proposal includes major funding cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which could greatly jeopardize our nation's efforts to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.

    We need more resources to implement antibiotic stewardship and to fund research to combat superbugs, not less. Please protect the health and safety of our communities by preserving the funding of the CDC.

  • Tell your representative to support the Corporate Transparency Act

    It’s easier to create an entirely anonymous and secret company in the U.S. than almost anywhere else in the world. Luckily, there's an easy solution. Tell your representative: Support the Corporate Transparency Act to end anonymous shell companies.

  • Tell your representative to support the Corporate Transparency Act

    It’s easier to create an entirely anonymous and secret company in the U.S. than almost anywhere else in the world. Luckily, there's an easy solution. Tell your representative: Support the Corporate Transparency Act to end anonymous shell companies.

  • Add your name for online privacy protections

    In the spring, Congress and the Trump administration decided that your internet service providers (ISPs) should be able to sell your browsing history to advertisers without your permission.

    But in response, cities and states across the country are now taking steps on their own to make sure their citizens are protected online.

    We’re asking our members to sign our petition, so we can show our decision makers the widespread support for local and state efforts to protect consumers and their personal information online. Will you add your name?

  • Protect Consumers and Reject the Financial Choice Act

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau protects servicemembers and all Americans from financial abuse. Those who serve should not have to face unfair treatment from financial companies either during their time of service or as veterans. They -- and all Americans -- deserve an agency devoted to protecting their interests in the financial marketplace.

    Please tell your Senators to reject a House-approved bill to dismantle our consumer watchdog and other important consumer safeguards. Send a message now.

  • Protect Consumers and Reject the Financial Choice Act

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau protects servicemembers and all Americans from financial abuse. Those who serve should not have to face unfair treatment from financial companies either during their time of service or as veterans. They -- and all Americans -- deserve an agency devoted to protecting their interests in the financial marketplace.

    Please tell your Senators to reject a House-approved bill to dismantle our consumer watchdog and other important consumer safeguards. Send a message now.

  • Protect the Right to Vote

    A new wave of state laws restricting access to the polls is threatening one of democracy’s most fundamental tenets: the right to vote. To ensure the healthy operation of our democracy, it's our responsibility to restore protections for voters from discrimination at the polls. I support the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), which would update federal law to protect voters from discrimination.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators: Vote NO on the Senate Health Care Bill

    The Senate Health Care Bill is dangerous. It would cut subsidies and Medicaid -- endangering health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans -- and weaken protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions. On top of that, the legislation threatens to wreak havoc in health insurance markets that could increase costs and degrade the quality of care for millions of Americans.

    We need real health care reform, not the Senate Health Care Bill. Tell your Senators to vote NO

  • We need real health care reform, NOT the American Health Care Act

    AHCA is a dangerous bill. It would cut subsidies and Medicaid -- endangering health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans -- and weaken protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions. On top of that, the legislation threatens to wreak havoc in health insurance markets that could increase costs and degrade the quality of care for millions of Americans.

    Tell your senators: Vote NO on the American Health Care Act

  • Keep our consumer cop on the financial beat
    The Wrong CHOICE Act would dismantle consumer protections, put our economy at risk, and gut our watchdog on Wall Street, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Make sure your senators vote against this bad bill.
  • Tell Congress: Regulate Dangerous Pesticides

    The Trump Administration's EPA is using questionable science in its regulation of pesticides. That puts us all at risk. Tell Congress to investigate!

  • Old Spice: Protect men’s health & go toxic-free

    To Procter & Gamble [Old Spice owner] President & CEO David S. Taylor:

    As a top-selling deodorant and body wash brand for men of all ages, you have a responsibility to make safe products and protect the health of men across the country.

    Please eliminate chemicals linked to negative health effects from your products and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please fully disclose all ingredients used in the “fragrance” in all of your products.

    Sincerely,

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a dedicated Office of Servicemember Affairs to protect those who serve our country, which could be eliminated if the Financial CHOICE Act passes.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has fielded more than 40,000 servicemember requests, taken at least 12 enforcement actions with specific benefits to servicemembers, and returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill.
  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in the wake of the Great Recession to be our financial cop on Wall Street. Since then, it's been getting the job done, returning $12 billion to more than 29 million ripped-off consumers.

    But now, the Trump administration and some in Congress are pushing to weaken or even eliminate the Consumer Bureau.

    Tell your senators to stand up and defend the Consumer Bureau.

  • Tell L'Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Why on earth would any company use chemicals that can disrupt our hormones or cause cancer in the products we put on our bodies every day? We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on L'Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

    With the help of our coalition partners, we've already delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetic giant to eliminate cancer causing chemicals and to disclose its secret "fragrance" chemicals.

    Sign our petition to L'Oréal, and show them that consumers want them to be a leader, and Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

  • Tell L’Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Why on earth would any company use chemicals that can disrupt our hormones or cause cancer in the products we put on our bodies every day? We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe — especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on L’Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

    With the help of our coalition partners, we’ve already delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetic giant to eliminate cancer causing chemicals and to disclose its secret “fragrance” chemicals.

    Sign our petition to L’Oréal, and show them that consumers want them to be a leader, and Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The House Financial Services Committee just voted to advance the Financial CHOICE Act, which would gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we get rid of our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill if and when it comes to a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The House Financial Services Committee just voted to advance the Financial CHOICE Act, which would gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we get rid of our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill if and when it comes to a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The House Financial Services Committee just voted to advance the Financial CHOICE Act, which would gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we get rid of our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill if and when it comes to a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Hold Wells Fargo execs accountable

    The Wells Fargo board has recognized numerous failures and clawed back bonuses for two top executives, but this is not a strong enough response to the company's fraud.

    Tell the SEC and DOJ to investigate top executives to see if crimes have been committed and tell the Wells Fargo board to take this situation more seriously by clawing back more money for more top executives.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    Congress just introduced the so-called "Financial CHOICE Act," which would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we weaken our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to oppose this dangerous legislation.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    Congress just introduced the so-called “Financial CHOICE Act,” which would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we weaken our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to oppose this dangerous legislation.

  • Keep Our Consumer Cop on the Financial Beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to help restore safety and confidence for Americans in their finances. And our watchdog on Wall Street has been getting that job done.

    But now the CFPB is under attack, and we need to tell the Financial Services Committee to stand up and protect our consumer cop.

  • Keep Our Consumer Cop on the Financial Beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to help restore safety and confidence for Americans in their finances. And our watchdog on Wall Street has been getting that job done.

    But now the CFPB is under attack, and we need to tell Congress to stand up and protect our consumer cop.

  • Earth Week Action: Tell the USDA to test food for glyphosate

    The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to cancer and other serious health risks. But just before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was set to begin testing foods for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, those plans were cancelled and agency officials now say foods will not be tested for glyphosate this year.

    The USDA is tasked with the job of protecting our health and the safety of our food -- and we simply cannot know whether our food is safe without testing for glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in U.S. history.

    This Earth Week, join us and call on the USDA to move forward with the tests of glyphosate as originally planned. 

  • Earth Week Action: Tell L'Oreal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Toxic chemicals lurk in many of the personal care products we use every day, like shampoo, hand soap, deodorant and much more. Many of these chemicals have been linked to negative health effects like cancer, developmental and reproductive problems. What's more, many have not been sufficiently studied to know whether they are safe.

    We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. 

    This Earth Week, join us and call on L'Oreal to pledge to be toxic-free.

  • Stop the Highway Boondoggles

    America spends tens of billions of dollars each year on highway expansion projects that do little to address congestion, create other problems for our communities, and absorb scarce resources that could be used to meet other, more pressing transportation needs.

    Our lawmakers should reexamine proposed highway expansion projects in light of changing transportation needs, and adopt a series of other policy changes to prioritize real transportation improvements and expanding transportation options.

  • Earth Week Action: Tell the EPA to throw out "ghost-written" studies on Roundup

    The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to cancer and other serious health risks. And now, these chemicals are showing up in our water and air, and even in foods like oatmeal, honey and beer.

    Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the safety of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. But newly released emails show that Monsanto may have "ghost-written" scientific studies affirming the safety of glyphosate. 

    This Earth Week, join us and call on the EPA to make sure their review is based on sound and independent science, and to not consider the studies allegedly "ghost-written" by Monsanto.

  • Earth Week Action: Tell the FDA to ban the use of routine antibiotics on farms

    A recent government report called out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, saying their existing rules don't do enough to get the routine use of antibiotics out of our food supply. 

    Meanwhile, sales of medically-important antibiotics for livestock and poultry are still on the rise.

    This Earth Week, join us and call on the FDA to take stronger action, and ban the routine use of antibiotics on livestock and poultry.

  • Tell your representative to protect internet privacy rules

    The Senate just voted to undo important internet privacy protections that were set to go into effect later this year. These regulations prevent broadband providers from tracking customer behavior online without permission and create requirements to protect personal information.

    If these privacy rules are overturned, customers will be unprotected online and the Federal Communications Commission will not be able to create similar protections in the future.

    The House could vote on these rules any day now. Please urge your representative to uphold internet privacy protections.