Comment Letters

February 11, 2021 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

NACA joins 82 other organizations in strong support of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. 

January 25, 2021 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: consumer protection, consumer remedies, taxes

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?

January 25, 2021 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Congress, consumer protection, forced arbitration

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. 

January 14, 2021 | Filed under: Automobiles

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.

Press release: Survey: Vehicle Defects, Deception and Fraud in Financing are Dominant Areas of Consumer Harm in Auto Sales

December 4, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Access to justice, COVID-19

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.

November 25, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: fintech

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.

November 18, 2020 | Filed under: Student Loans | Tagged with: student debt, student loans

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.

November 2, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB, Regulatory Enforcement

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.