NACA joined 137 other consumer, civil rights, community, housing, labor, small business, and other public interest organizations on a letter to the Senate in support of Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra's nomination to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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.
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 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.
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.
NACA joined groups on a letter asking the Pennsylvania General Assembly to allocate a portion of the state's CARES Act funding to cover outstanding utility bills for vulnerable Pennsylvania residents.
NACA joined a letter in support of the bipartisan Payment Choice Act which would preserve the right of consumers to pay with cash at retail locations. Cashless businesses unfairly disadvantage underbanked communities.
NACA and 91 consumer, civil rights, community, labor, housing, and other public interest organizations sent a letter to Congress urging it to adopt broad consumer protection measures in the next COVID-19 relief package.