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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.
 

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Rental-to-own bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing
Consumer Action joined in a letter urging Congress to oppose H.R. 1588 that purports to protect consumers in rent-to-own contracts but ends up overruling stronger state laws.

CFPB should review impact of forced arbitration outside of skewed proceedings
In a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Consumer Action and other advocates expressed support for their announced study on forced arbitration and asked the agency to review the real-world consumer impact of the practice outside of arbitration proceedings, which are paid for by companies and in which consumers almost always lose.

JOBS Act Rulemaking: Title II
The coalition calls for the SEC to make improvements in the JOBS Act.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Clarification Act
Coalition asking Rep. Barney Frank to modify language that would increase the burden for consumers asserting their rights against debt collectors.

Call for Postmaster General Donahoe’s resignation
Consumer Action joins Ralph Nader in a critical broadside highlighting fumbles by USPS leader.

On the FSC proposal to eliminate budgetary independence of the CFPB
The coalition strongly opposes the FSC proposal to eliminate budgetary independence of the CFPB.

The Know Before You Owe Act of 2012
Senators Durbin and Harkin introduced the Know Before You Owe Act, which requires school certification for all private student loans.

Strengthen JOBS Act Investor Protections
CFA urges Senate to vote YES on Cloture for Reed-Landrieu-Levin Substitute Amendment. If that Fails, Vote NO on Cloture for the House Bill.

Real debt help
Consumer Action partnered with other national consumer groups to provide tips on how to avoid debt relief scams and bogus mortgage relief assistance. The Get Real Debt Help fact sheet explains debt relief danger signs, rules on upfront fees, and where to turn for real debt help. (Available in Spanish and English).

Support Elizabeth Warren for consumer watchdog job
Consumer, civil and human rights organizations wrote to President Obama on Aug. 9 to urge him to nominate Elizabeth Warren to serve as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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