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News Release
10/12/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- The White House’s executive order today seeking to allow for more “Association Health Plans” could turn the clock back to days when patients faced unlimited medical bills even when they played by the rules, the nonprofit...
Blog Post
10/6/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

  When we celebrate the Rage for Justice, it’s cases like Martins beach that inspire me.   A high-tech billionaire closes down public access to a beach and is sued to open it up. He refuses to comply with regulators or the courts in order...
Blog Post
9/26/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

Americans are waking up.  Reality sucks and we have a better way.   Sharing the midday, San Francisco sunlight with Bernie Sanders Friday, I had a rare feeling these days, that everything is going to be all right.  It felt just the way Bob Marley sang it...
Blog Post
9/16/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

As the legislature ended its business for the year in the early morning hours, legislative leaders proclaimed a prolific progressive session. Not so if you care about consumer protection. Key public interest causes were abandoned because of the power of the usual...
News Release
9/11/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

Sacramento, CA – Consumer Watchdog today wrote the California Senate that a proposal backed by Governor Brown for a regional electricity market would allow Donald Trump’s appointees to invalidate California ratepayer and environmental protection laws. The...
News Release
5/8/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- United States Senator Bernie Sanders Saturday night called on California to take the lead in healthcare reform and pass a bill that would provide a single-payer healthcare system. “The great state of California can send a message that will be...
News Release
1/24/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA —​ Consumer Watchdog, Food &Water Watch, and Bill Powers of Powers Engineering today urged CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer to open an investigation into allegations that Southern California Gas is...
News Release
1/24/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- As President Trump revived the Keystone XL Pipeline, Consumer Watchdog pointed to its 2013 analysis that found that the pipeline would increase Midwest gasoline prices and likely bring few jobs.   The report by Judy Dugan and Tim Hamilton that...
News Release
1/12/2017
Posted by Jamie Court

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Advocates today called on President-elect Donald J. Trump to make General Motors CEO Mary Barra his first firing and remove her as co-chairman of the newly created Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation in...
News Release
12/28/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today condemned Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Cliff Rechtschaffen to the scandal-plagued Public Utilities Commission given Rechtschaffen's role in carrying out the demands of the oil industry in the firing of two...