NACA joins 82 other organizations in strong support of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act.
Polling Results: A Barrier to Justice for Taxpayers Harmed by Corporate Misconduct
Recent polling data from Lake Research Partners answered two overall questions:
(1) How do voters view consumer protection and access to justice?
(2) How do voters view an existing but an obscure tax issue* once it is explained to them?
NACA urges the 117th Congress to (1) remove obstacles that block legal accountability for harmful practices, (2) ensure the tax system does not penalize harmed consumers who stand up for themselves, (3) encourage an active regulatory system that adequately safeguards consumers, and (4) strengthen consumer remedies and protections in critical consumer laws.
In this year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to financial shock for millions of households, this survey report sheds light on consumer advocates’ experiences assisting individuals and families in addressing harms connected to vehicle purchases, the second highest national consumer expense after housing.
NACA joined a coalition of 142 public interest groups on a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing liability shields for unsafe businesses in any new COVID-19 relief packages. The letter was also sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.
NACA joined a letter from public interest groups to Senator Sherrod Brown thanking him for his commitment to ensuring fintech companies are required to follow the same rules as traditional financial firms. Under the banner of "innovation" fintech firms have attempted to skirt regulatory oversight and engage in anti-consumer activities that could jeopardize our financial system's stability.
A group of 238 community, civil rights, climate, health, consumer, labor, and student advocacy organizations sent a letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris urging the use of executive authority to cancel federal student debt on Day One of the new administration.
NACA joined 82 other public interest organizations on a letter urging CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger to abandon a plan to reorganize the Bureau's Division of Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending. The proposed reorganization would drastically weaken the Bureau's Enforcement arm and leave consumers vulnerable to harm from financial institutions.