key consumer groups you should know:

trial lawyers for public justice
this national public interest law firm has launched a nationwide access to justice campaign to fight binding mandatory arbitration and other efforts to eliminate americans' right to a day in court.

public citizen
public citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization foundedin 1971 to represent consumer interests in congress, the executive branch andthe courts.

consumers union
consumers union is the publisher of consumer reports magazine. its advocacyoffices in washington, dc, austin, tx and san francisco fight for privacy atthe state and national level.

consumer federation of america
consumer federation of america is a coalition of 240 national, state and local consumer groups around the country. cfa actively supports strong consumer protection.

u.s. public interest research group (uspirg)
the state public interest research groups (pirgs) are leading consumer and environmental advocates that place a strong emphasis on fighting for privacy and against identity theft both in the states and through their national association, u.s. pirg.

national consumer law center (nclc)
the national consumer law center is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers to use powerful and complex consumer laws to assure justice for vulnerable, low income americans.

national association of consumer advocates (naca)
naca is a non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing customers’ interests. our members are private and public sector attorneys, legal services attorneys, law professors and law students whose primary focus is the protection and representation of consumers.

center for auto safety
consumers union and ralph nader founded the center for auto safety (cas) to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country.

consumer task force for automotive issues
the consumer task force for automotive issues was co-founded by ralph nader and remar suttton. the task force monitors auto fraud activities for consumer groups, attorneys general, and plaintiff firms.

consumer action
consumer action is serving consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights, publishing educational materials, advocating for consumers in the media and before lawmakers, and comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts, and long distance services.

national employment lawyers association (nela)
nela advocates for employee rights and workplace fairness while promoting the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and judicial integrity. nela provides assistance and support to lawyers protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar.

alliance for justice (afj)
the alliance for justice has been working since it's inception in 1979 to promote a fair and independent judiciary and strengthen public interest advocacy.

workplace fairness
workplace fairness is a non-profit organisation that promotes workplace policies and practices that work for everyone. their goal is to bring together workers, employers, advocates and policy makers to achieve fairness in the workplace.

center for responsible lending
the center for responsible lending is fighting to stop financial abuses (predatory mortgages, overdraft loans, excessive credit card debt, tax refund loans) through legislative and policy advocacy, coalition-building, litigation, and industry research.

national community reinvestment coalition (ncrc)
ncrc is the collective voice for its member organizations to congress, bank regulatory agencies, the executive branches of the federal government and the national press.

senator pat leahy (democrat, vermont)

consumers for auto reliability and safety (cars)
cars is a national, award winning, non-profit auto safety and consumer advocacy organization working to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect consumers from auto-related fraud and abuse.

association of community organisations for reform now (acorn)
acorn, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities, for better housing, schools, neighborhood safety, health care, job conditions, and more.

american association of people with disabilities (aapd)
aapd is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the united states, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million americans with disabilities.

electronic privacy information center
epic is a public interest research center in washington, d.c. it was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the first amendment, and constitutional values. epic publishes the leading online privacy newsletter, the epic alert.

essential information
essential information is the home site for research and action organizations affiliated with ralph nader.

national consumers league
established in 1899, ncl advocates for consumers and workers' rights. among the information it offers is how to shop safely online, protect your online privacy and security, and avoid internet and telemarketing fraud.

privacy coalition
the nation's leading privacy, civil liberties, consumer, and family-based organizations endorsing strong privacy protections.

privacy international
coordinates privacy campaigns internationally and issues the annual "orwell big brother" awards to the worst privacy invaders -- agencies, officials and corporations.

privacy rights clearing house
find detailed fact sheets and information on all your privacy rights and learn how to prevent identity theft and protect your financial privacy. the prc's consumer guides on the gramm-leach-bliley act provide in-depth information on the new federal law, with tips on how to shop for more privacy-friendly financial institutions.

privacy rights now
this site was organized by ralph nader and remar sutton to highlight the efforts of the key non-profit organizations that care about the integrity of your private life.

contractors zone
having been through arbitration and losing a 16 employee, multi-million dollar construction company because of it, contractors zone maintains a web site exposing the abuses of the contracting business.

take back your rights pac
tbyr is a specially formed political action committee of concerned frisco residents whose goal is to educate and protect...... the group is seeking to do this by adding two new articles to the frisco city charter.

the consumer advocacy center
the consumer advocacy center is a private professional corporation based in chicago that will fight for consumers who have been ripped off and has had some success at fighting binding arbitration agreements.

homeowners against deficient dwellings
hadd is a national non profit group incorporated in 1995. hadd provides education for potential homebuyers, and a voice for homebuyers who have been hadd by the builder of their homes, the warranties provided by the builders, and mandatory binding arbitration clauses.

home owners for better building (hobb)
to support a meanigful, long term solution to the problem of the unregulated home building industry. to encourage strict regulation and standards on the local, state and national levels. to promote and support consumer protection and the passage of the home lemon law throughout the county.