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Right to Repair surges forward on multiple fronts to start 2020

By | Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

It’s common-sense: If something you own breaks, you should be able to fix it. But manufacturers don’t see it that way. Instead, they use a set of tactics to block independent repair because they want consumers to have to come to them to do repairs. Right to Repair made considerable progress in 2019, and just a little over a month into 2020, we’re seeing continued momentum. 

Testimony: Student Voter Empowerment Act

By | Rishi Shah
Associate

We should make every effort to increase voter participation by making voter registration and the act of voting simple and accessible to all eligible voters. Unfortunately, many eligible Maryland voters, especially young Marylanders, are not voting.

Testimony: Increasing and Expanding Tobacco Tax

By | Matt Wellington
Director, Campaigns To Stop The Overuse of Antibiotics & End The Nicotine Trap

Read our testimony in support of raising the tobacco tax and ensuring all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes are taxed are taxed at the same level.

Half of CFPB Complaints in 2019 About Credit Reports As House Brings Reforms To Floor

By | Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

On Wednesday, the full U.S. House is expected to vote on a credit reporting reform package, HR 3621, the Comprehensive CREDIT Act. Meanwhile, a PIRG analysis finds that half of all complaints to the CFPB in 2019 concerned credit reporting and the most-complained about companies, in the entire database, were the so-called  Big 3 credit bureaus.

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