Consumer Action

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Consumer Action is a nonprofit organization that has championed the rights of underrepresented consumers nationwide since 1971. Throughout its history, the organization has dedicated its resources to promoting financial literacy and advocating for consumer rights in both the media and before lawmakers to promote economic justice for all. With the resources and infrastructure to reach millions of consumers, Consumer Action is one of the most recognized, effective, and trusted consumer organizations in the nation.

Financial Education. To empower consumers to assert their rights in the marketplace, Consumer Action provides a range of education resources. The organization’s extensive library of free publications offers in-depth financial information, while its hotline provides non-legal advice and referrals. Consumer Action also publishes an unbiased Annual Credit Card Survey that exposes excessive prices and anti-consumer practices to help consumers make informed buying choices and elicit change from big business.

Community Outreach. With a special focus on serving low to moderate income and limited-English-speaking consumers, Consumer Action maintains strong ties to a national network of more than 8,000 community-based organizations. Outreach services include training and free mailings of financial education materials in many languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and others. Consumer Action’s rapidly expanding network is the largest and most diverse of its kind.

Advocacy. Consumer Action is deeply committed to ensuring that underrepresented consumers are represented in the national media and in front of lawmakers. The organization promotes pro-consumer policy, regulations, and legislation by taking positions on almost 200 bills per legislative session and testifying at least three times per year. Additionally, its diverse staff provides the media with expert commentary on key consumer issues supported by solid data and victim testimony.

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Petitioning Video Content Companies

Don’t Let Media Companies Block Your Cable Channel Choices

Cable prices continue to rise because American consumers are forced to pay for hundreds of expensive channels in massive bundles they don’t watch and don’t want. Consumers should not be forced to pay for 1,000 channel cable bundles when they only watch a handful of them. Fortunately, innovative new service offerings are giving consumers exactly what they want – more choice and flexibility at better prices. New offerings are providing consumers with basic channels and the flexibility to mix and match the additional channel packages best suited to their viewing preferences, whether they are sports, lifestyle, or in-language. But instead of embracing new services or business models more friendly to consumers, one of the country’s largest video content companies – Disney – is trying to limit consumer choice. Consumer choice for video content shouldn’t just be a futuristic idea for Disney’s movie “Tomorrowland.” It’s time companies like Disney think of their customers and adjust to how we view video – whether it’s ABC or ESPN, whether it’s through cable, a smart TV, on a tablet or smartphone, or online. Consumers should be able to choose the channels they want to watch—not waste their money on bloated bundles.  Please sign the petition and join us in urging Disney and other major content companies to make it easier for consumers to watch what they want, where they want, and when they want.

Consumer Action
152,754 supporters