Coalition Efforts

Consumer Action is working on these important issues along with other organizations. If you would like to know more about these issues, please see "More Information" at the end of each article.


Oppose a Washington State ban on telemedicine vision checks and prescription renewals

Republican tax bill will cost low-to-moderate income taxpayers
Consumer Action and a number of other public interest groups have been active in opposing the Republican tax bill due to its negative impact on low-to-moderate income consumers, particularly homeowners, those looking to become homeowners and those seeking affordable rental housing. The tax bill also undermines community and economic development.

Using homebuyer data to keep lenders honest, stop housing discrimination
Housing and public interest groups are urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to collect and release data that will help policymakers and other invested groups determine if lenders are serving the housing needs of their communities. The data is also invaluable in helping to combat discriminatory home lending practices.

Bill would create weaker protections, costlier loans for many homeowners
Consumer groups sent a letter to Congress opposing a bill that would harm the buyers of manufactured housing (commonly known as mobile homes) by allowing manufactured housing lenders to issue high-cost, dangerous loans.

Protect borrowers from unnecessary credit-related insurance products
Advocates are pushing back against a bill in the House that would likely remove existing federal protections meant to protect those taking out loans from deceptive and downright fraudulent credit-related “add on” insurance sales.

Delaying Borrower Defense Rule costs student borrowers over $1 billion
The U.S. Department of Education under Betsy DeVos has delayed a critical rule that would help wronged student loan borrowers recoup their monetary losses and take sham schools to court. This Borrower Defense Rule is critically necessary to protect students from widespread and ongoing school fraud and closures.

An open letter to Donald Trump supporting whistleblowers
Whistleblower protections are important to hold the government accountable while protecting the rights of those who expose waste, wrongdoing, corruption and more. A coalition of advocates wrote encouraging the administration to strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Consumers must retain choice to opt-out of banks’ marketing schemes
Federal law currently requires big banks to alert consumers annually of their right to opt-out of the sharing of their personal information with third parties. Consumer groups are trying to stop a bill that would remove these protections and expose consumers to rampant unwanted marketing, stolen personal data and more.

Groups call on Congress to protect consumers from predatory high-cost loans
Consumer groups are pushing back against a devastating piece of legislation that seeks to repeal a commonsense Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule to rein in the predatory high-cost loan industry.

Auto manufacturers, rental companies must protect drivers’ personal data
Automobiles in the digital age can collect a shocking amount of personal data from drivers. This becomes a problem when people rent cars and “plug in” to the infotainment systems, which can store information ranging from their whereabouts to their social media accounts (information that is easily accessible to others).

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