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We’re independent nonpartisan advocates who work with policymakers, consumers, and industry to keep products and services safe, reliable, and fairly priced.

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A Long History of Standing Up for American Consumers

Democratizing the marketplace is in our DNA. For more than 80 years, we’ve worked with American consumers securing important victories that have made their daily lives safer, healthier, and fairer.

1936

Founding Consumers Union

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1937

Fighting Censorship at the Post Office

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1941

Guiding Consumers in Wartime

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1958

Exposing the Consequences of Nuclear Fallout

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1964

Warning About the Public Health Threat of Cigarettes

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1968

U.S. Government Mandates Seat Belts

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1974

Fighting for Safer Drinking Water

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1976

Keeping the Lead Out

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1981

Setting New Standards for Child Safety Seats

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1984

Supreme Court Rules for CR

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1991

Reclaiming Billions for Health Care

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1999

Exposing the Dangers of Pesticides

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2007

Championing Anti-Rollover Technology

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2007

Protecting Consumers From Identity Theft

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2010

Supporting Creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

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2010

Organizing for Health Care Reform

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2012

Promoting Better Fuel Economy Standards

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2014

A Win on Backup Cameras

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2015

Promoting Responsible Antibiotics Policies at Fast Food Chains

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2017

CR Finds Potential Discrimination Against Drivers in Minority Neighborhoods

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2018

Advancing Laws to Protect Consumer Privacy

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2019

Protecting Kids & Infants From Dangerous Products

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2019

Dialing Back Robocalls

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2019

Congress Ends Hidden Cable and Satellite TV Fees

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2020

Limiting Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereals

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