Consumer Protection

Provide Funding for Struggling Globe Theater During Coronavirus Lockdown

London’s Globe Theater may be on the verge of shutting down forever due to decreased income, thanks to the stay-at-home regulations during the coronavirus outbreak. Venues such as this theater are not eligible for government emergency funding, but they are more important than people realize. Sign this petition to protect a big part of London’s rich cultural landscape.

Stop Vastly Inflating Prices on Essential Goods During Pandemic

Consumers are feeling the stranglehold from unethical businesses that are pricing them out of essential goods and services. Price-gouging is the latest disastrous consequence of COVID-19, but national leaders can ease the pain. Demand consumer protection from preposterous price-gouging.

Protect Consumer Credit Battered by COVID-19 Crisis

Countless Americans could have their lives ruined by bad credit due to the economic crisis ignited by the COVID-19 pandemic. This could plague them well into the future, affecting their ability to purchase homes and finance businesses. Urge relief for consumers being unfairly penalized for circumstances beyond their control.

Save USPS from Privatization at the Hands of Big Corporations

If opportunistic politicians have their way, corporations may soon be determining when and if Americans get their mail. Without a critical lifeline, the nation’s postal service legacy could vanish. Help rescue this important American institution.

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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.

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.

Black Diamond: Stop Propping Up the Gun Industry

If you buy outdoor gear from Black Diamond, your dollars may be 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.

Success: Alliance Formed to Combat Sexism in Advertising

U.N. Women and several big companies have joined together to form an alliance against sexism in advertising. This is a big step for the advertising world, which has continued to rely on gender stereotypes and hypersexualization for years. Sign this petition to thank the Unstereotype Alliance for tackling this issue.

Success: United Airlines Compensates and Apologizes to Passenger Dragged Off Flight

A passenger was forcibly and violently dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking public backlash. The company has finally accepted full responsibility for what occurred and has promised to make the necessary changes. Sign this petition to thank United Airlines for stepping up.

Tell Home Depot: Remove Toxic Chemicals From Your Shelves

A home improvement project shouldn’t expose you or your family to dangerous chemicals. But right now you can walk into The Home Depot and buy paint strippers containing chemicals tied to more than 50 deaths nationwide and which are linked to liver and lung cancer. Urge Home Depot to stop selling products containing these deadly chemicals.

Success: Company Pulls Ads from Bill O’Reilly’s Show after Claims of Sexual Harassment

The web company Angie’s List has pulled ads from Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News talk show after multiple women accused the television commentator of sexual harassment. Thank the company for putting women’s rights and safety before their own financial bottom line.

Success: Starbucks Begins Placing Recycling Containers in Stores

Starbucks has been in the spotlight for years because of how many of their cups end up in landfills. However, they have recently begun placing recycling containers and testing completely recyclable cups in the UK. Sign this petition to show your support and ensure this action continues.

Success: Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down Under Pressure

Wells Fargo’s CEO has decided to leave his position as investigations continue into the company’s use of illegal banking practices. Lawmakers have called for his resignation because they believe the executive may have known about the illegal acts for years. Praise Stumpf’s decision to leave the company.

Success: Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down After Scandal

A top banking executive is resigning in the wake of a massive scandal of which he allegedly had direct knowledge. Commend the campaign that led to this response.

Success: Philadelphia Becomes First Major City to Implement Soda Tax

Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to institute a tax on soda and other unhealthy beverages. Applaud the passage of this progressive new measure.

Success: Campbell’s to Stop Using BPA

Renowned soup manufacturer Campbell’s has vowed to eliminate a dangerous chemical from its soup cans. Praise the company’s dedication to a cleaner and healthier product.

Success: Tampon Company Publicly Lists Ingredients

The ingredients of a corporation’s tampons will now be listed on their website and packaging after a woman lost her leg due to toxic shock syndrome when she used a tampon labeled ‘natural.’ Applaud this decision that will make the ingredients of this corporation’s tampons and pads transparent to all consumers.

End Misleading Supermarket Prices

Misleading price tags designed to trick consumers are being used by major supermarkets. Protect shoppers from dishonest deals and support fair and accurate pricing.

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Success: Campbell Soup to Identify GMO Ingredients on Labels

The Campbell Soup company will now show GMO ingredients on their products’ labels. Applaud their decision to be more transparent in what consumers are eating and drinking.

Stop Online Dating Site Scammers

Scammers are cheating Americans out of tens of millions of dollars by using online dating sites. Tell major sites to take action and crack down on online dating fraud.

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