Consumer Protection

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Success: Restrictions on Plant-Based Food Labeling Dismissed

A ridiculous ban on the use of words like “burger” and “sausage” in plant-based food labels has been dismissed in the Netherlands. This ban would have forced plant-based food companies to sell their products using such unappetizing terms “veggie discs” or “protein tubes.” Sign this petition to thank the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport for their wise decision to reject this unnecessary ban.

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Protect Privacy of Video Chat Users Who Were Falsely Promised Data Security

The video chat company Zoom falsely claimed to provide end-to-end encryption that would protect its users’ privacy. Demand that Zoom actually implement this encryption to ensure the safety of the individuals, businesses, schools, and even medical and government entities that rely on its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stop Excessive Toilet Paper Hoarding That Damages Environment

The rampant stockpiling of toilet paper throughout America in the wake of the coronavirus is not only greedy, but dangerous. The need for this much toilet paper could lead to the cutting down of more trees to produce it, as at least one major paper product company still uses tree pulp rather than recycled materials; this could lead to even more deforestation than is already happening. Sign this petition to put a stop to the “toilet paper apocalypse.”

Stop Leaving Cell Phone Consumers Stranded in Life-or-Death Emergencies

Consumers are dying because they mistakenly relied on their cell phones’ outdated location services during life-threatening emergencies. A majority of 911 calls come from mobile phones, but penny-pinching providers will not upgrade their technology to ensure desperate callers can be found. Demand these careless companies stop putting lives at risk.

Stop E-Cigarette Company’s Advertisements on Kids’ TV Networks

The Juul e-cigarette company has been sued for purchasing ad space on children’s networks, including an affiliate geared towards preschoolers. The vaping crisis among today’s youth is already at dangerous levels, and Juul’s flagrant irresponsibility will only worsen things. Demand Juul remove their dangerous ads from these networks immediately.

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Stop Dystopian Facial Recognition Technology

A tech company is harvesting Facebook users’ personal information and turning it over to law enforcement. Facebook has done nothing to stop them. Take action to stop this violation of online users’ privacy.

Protect Helicopter Passengers in Wake of Deadly Crash

An under-equipped aircraft has apparently once again contributed to multiple devastating deaths. The helicopter crash that killed nine initially made headlines for its high-profile victim, but now the spotlight focuses on a seeming deadly oversight of consumer protection. Urge the FAA to at last implement the lifesaving measures it should have taken years ago.

Justice for Dogs Reportedly Skinned to Make Coat

Four neighborhood dogs were reportedly killed and skinned to make a fur coat. This is absolutely vile, and the person found responsible must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Demand justice for these innocent animals.

Success: Addictive, Illness-Causing E-Cigarettes Banned

A ban on most flavored e-cigarettes will likely diminish the use of these harmful devices among youth and other vulnerable populations. This ban constitutes the first strong federal offense against an industry accused of enabling addiction and serious health problems. Applaud this needed protection for consumer health.

Don’t Endanger Air Travelers With Weakened Airport Security

Air travelers could be risking their lives every time they set foot on a plane due to seemingly relaxed airport security. Worse yet, the agency that should be protecting these consumers may be deliberately compounding the dangers in favor of speed and profit. Demand that those tasked with protecting air travelers fulfill their security obligations.

End War on Peaceful And Just Trade Resolution

The abrupt shut down of the World Trade Organization’s higher court puts all consumers at risk. Global trade wars could become the new norm, with consumers and businesses being the collateral damage casualties of war. Urge an end to this self-serving assault that could hurt millions worldwide.

Hold Ford Accountable for Allegedly Endangering Auto Consumers’ Lives

Ford consumers lives and pocketbooks were endangered due to the company’s apparent neglect of a transmission problem. These malfunctions reportedly caused cars to shutter, loose acceleration, and even stop abruptly. Demand company officials who seemingly instigated a cover-up face the consequences.

End Financial Fraud Among U.S. Companies

Big business has waged financial fraud against people in need by hiding behind the anonymity of their owners. Demand that this change.

Stop Discriminating Against Women Credit Card Holders

Apple card gives women far lower credit offers than men, apparently judging them to be less trustworthy in a blatant act of discrimination. Sign our petition to demand that this unfair treatment be ended immediately.

Black Diamond: Stop Propping Up the Gun Industry

If you buy outdoor gear from Black Diamond, your dollars are helping finance the manufacture of ammunition designed to kill. In an age of mass shootings, no company that assists us in enjoying the outdoors should be involved in the gun industry. Tell Black Diamond’s parent company to divest from Sierra Bullets.

Navient: Stop Swindling Student Loan Borrowers

A top company has allegedly compounded the financial woes of millions of students through illegal and deceptive action. Urge this enterprise to honor its oath to faithful customers.

Protect Disabled Riders of Public Transportation from Injury

The safety of disabled riders is being put at risk by a new Bay Area transit entrance design. Now, with the first gates opened for service in parts of the region’s train system, their worries are a reality. Demand Board President Dufty stop using these dangerous, potentially injurious gates now.

Prevent Financially Devastating Presidential-Imposed Tariffs

American consumers and workers will take a financial hit if President Trump imposes tariffs on Mexico. This will put a strain on farmers and send the price of agricultural products through the roof. Demand U.S. leaders unite to end this presidential-imposed tax on Americans before it begins.

Stop Monsanto From Allegedly Deceiving Public

The Monsanto company and its chemicals’ apparent link to cancer has been carefully hidden from the public for years. Journalists who do voice their concerns are reportedly attacked and discredited by the company. This is unacceptable, and it must stop. Pressure the Monsanto company to start cleaning up their act.

Uber: Pay Employees a Fair Wage

Uber is refusing to pay its drivers decently, putting customer satisfaction and employee well-being at risk. Demand Uber leadership use promising stock market prospects to improve the lives of loyal employees and consumers alike.

Put an End to the Net Neutrality Stalemate

Net neutrality may again be shot down, thanks to critics who have already doomed many citizens to a censored and restricted internet. Demand that Congress step up and defend our right to equal web access.

Stop Letting Free-Range Meat Go to Waste

There are literally tons of free-range, organic and free lean meat rotting on America’s roadways. States that have legalized roadkill harvest attest to the benefits both to low income resident and to local public works budgets. Help advance common-sense roadkill laws.

Stop Promoting Businesses Accused of Sexual Assault and Rape

TripAdvisor promotes businesses whose staff were accused of sexual assault and rape. Sign this petition to demand they provide safe services to its users.

FDA: Do Not Stop Inspections During Shutdown

Millions of Americans are at risk of dangerous foodborne illnesses as the government shutdown halts the FDA’s inspections of high-risk food products. This puts live as risk, as foodborne illnesses affect thousands of consumers. Sign this petition to support the FDA and make sure these operations resume as soon as possible.

Stop Crime-Inducing Overdraft Fees

The overdraft fee is only a corporate money-making scam that preys on the poorest of the poor and kicks these people when they are down. Urge the Federal Reserve to take action against this predatory fee.

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