Consumer Protection

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.

Stop Destroying the Environment by Investing in Palm Oil

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has been marketing so-called “sustainable” investment funds with shares in palm oil companies to its clients. Palm oil is notorious for the environmental degradation it causes and exploitation of its workers. Tell ABN AMRO’s CEO to cut the bank’s ties with the destructive palm oil industry.

Pret a Manger: Stop Mislabeling Foods That Contain Pesticides As “Natural”

The sandwich chain Pret a Manger has been accused of mislabeling food that contains pesticides as “natural.” One of the trace ingredients allegedly found in Pret’s food products during a lab investigation is an ingredient used in Roundup weedkiller. Sign this petition to urge Pret a Manger to stop mislabeling food.

Punish Monsanto For Selling Reportedly Cancer-Causing Chemical

Monsanto has been allegedly selling cancer-causing products without warning the public of the risks. A father dying of cancer is suing the company for not listing the dangers of its products. Sign this petition to demand that Monsanto be punished.

Don’t Put a Price Tag on Consumer Rights

What will $225 buy? At the Federal Communications Commission, it will buy a consumer the ‘right’ to file a complaint. Urge the nation’s primary regulatory agency for our most popular communication services to start taking consumers seriously…or pay the price.

Prohibit Amazon From Building Tech for U.S. Immigration Authorities

Amazon employees recently demanded the company’s CEO not sell facial recognition technology to government or law enforcement agencies. They worry that it would be used to facilitate human rights abuses against immigrants and people of color. Support the demands of Amazon employees and protect human rights by signing the petition.

Discipline Donut Franchise Manager Accused of Racism

A Dunkin’ Donuts location recently removed a sign that allegedly bribed customers with free coffee to report any staff members not speaking English. Such a sign is a clear act of racism, and even though it is gone, we cannot trust a manager who would place it to begin with. Sign this petition to demand the manager of this location be terminated for this reported racism.

Stop Targeting Online Consumers with Higher Prices and Taxes

Net neutrality has ended, leaving millions of consumers vulnerable to the whims of internet service providers. A new sales tax may soon be levied against customers of small online businesses. Stop the continued assault on consumer choice and freedom.

Stop Hurting American Consumers With Foolish Trade War

President Trump’s highly controversial tariffs on U.S. allies could inflict serious damage on industries that empower America’s heartland and on American consumers nationwide. Demand an end to damaging trade policies aimed at our allies.

Celebrate Major Retailer Removing Dangerous Paint Thinners

Lowe’s made a big step forward in banning toxic paint strippers from their stores. Sign this petition to applaud their decision to protect the public.

Stop Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Pharmaceuticals

Direct-to-consumer marketing by pharmaceutical companies is misleading consumers on the risks and benefits of drugs. Sign the petition to urge the FDA to enforce guidelines focusing on informing and protecting consumers.

Protect Consumers From Trump’s Political Grudges

President Donald Trump is using his office to settle political scores through the Post Office. Prevent the president from pressuring one of the country’s longest-running institutions into an action that would hurt U.S. consumers.

Investigate Sean Hannity for Housing Fraud

Sean Hannity has been unmasked as the alleged leader of a shell corporation dedicated to buying foreclosed homes. Demand an investigation into Hannity’s reported practices at once!

Investigate Google Apps That Reportedly Track Children

Apps on the Google Play Store are potentially gathering your child’s data without your consent. These apps may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Demand that Google revise its app submission process in order to make it harder to skirt around COPPA.

Bass Pro Shops: Stop Selling Assault Weapons

Bass Pro Shops and its subsidiary Cabela’s, are still selling assault weapons after other retailers have pulled them from their shelves. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, we cannot have even a single shop selling such dangerous weapons that no everyday human needs to own. Sign this petition to demand the Bass Pro Shops company stop selling these weapons.

Applaud Dick’s Sporting Goods for Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence

The tragic mass shooting at a Florida high school, and the student organizations demanding change, have prompted a major chain retailer of firearms to take action. Dick’s Sporting Goods has committed to enacting stronger restrictions to protect America’s youth, including no longer selling assault-style rifles. Support this important promise and the positive example it sets.

Praise Airline for Yanking NRA Member Benefits

Delta Airlines is the latest major company to pull their support of the NRA, ending their member benefits program as well as asking for their information to be removed from the NRA website. This is a huge step forward in the fight for stronger gun control laws. Sign this petition to thank the airline for prioritizing consumer safety.

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