Comment Letters

June 23, 2020 | Filed under: Debt Collection | Tagged with: COVID-19, Debt Collection

NACA and 103 other small business, nonprofit, consumer, community, human rights, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to adopt debt collection protection provisions from HEROES Act in the next COVID-19 recovery package. The provisions are necessary to give consumers, small businesses, and non-profits a path towards financial recovery.

June 18, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: COVID-19

NACA joined 25 other public interest groups on a letter to Congressional leaders urging stronger guidelines for collecting and disseminating data related to the federal government's COVID-19 response.

June 18, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: COVID-19

NACA and 25 other public interest groups sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging stronger guidelines for collecting and disseminating data related to the federal government's COVID-19 response

June 5, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: legal aid, legal services, LSC

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) sent a letter to the Legal Services Corporation to advocate for the continued maintenance of LSC’s critical function in our society. LSC deserves significantly more funding than it currently receives. With 58 million Americans eligible for free civil legal assistance, LSC’s current funding is insufficient to support this tremendous responsibility. Moreover, the ongoing health and economic fallout stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately impacts low-income Americans, demands a funding increase of hundreds of millions of dollars. As such, NACA will continue to back the Board’s efforts to push for considerably more funding for your FY 2022 budget request to support the important work of the country’s independent legal aid organizations.

June 1, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

In response to a Request for Information (RFI) by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on its newly formed Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law, NACA submitted these comments urging the Bureau to suspend the taskforce's activities. The sudden creation of the taskforce, its member makeup, the poor timing of the RFI, and more indicate that the taskforce is unneccessary and may be harmful to the CFPB's statutory mission.

June 1, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

NACA joined 26 other consumer, community, and civil rights groups on a comment responding to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Request for Information on its newly formed Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law. The taksforce's ideological makeup and the Bureau's repeated disregard of pro-consumer groups' views on many of the issues the taskforce is charged with overseeing call the taskforce's legitimacy into question.

May 22, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB, COVID-19

NACA joined organizational partners on a letter to the CFPB urging the agency to suspend all non-essential rulemaking and focus its resources on protecting consumers during the COVID-19 emergency.

May 12, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: civil justice

NACA urges Congress to reject proposals that would shield big businesses from being held accountable for misconduct. Providing legal immunity for corporations that harm people will not help hardworking Americans’ ability to cope with the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, it will hamper it.

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