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Issue | Tax

No Tax Deductions For Wrongdoing

Reining in Wall Street

Standing up for consumers against reckless banking and financial practices.

Safeguarding Public Health

Advocating for protections and rules that make sure our food, drugs, medical devices and other products safe to use.

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Stop Highway Boondoggles

More and more of us are moving off the roads. Yet we’re still spending billions to expand roads and build new highways every year, even as other needs — from expanding public transportation to critical bridge repairs — go unmet. Across the country there are countless proposed highway projects that are not just expensive — they’re outright boondoggles. We need your help to stop them. 

Issue | Food

Stop Subsidizing Obesity

Ending taxpayer subsidies for junk food.

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Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and warns that the widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk.

Tips For OPM & Other Data Breach Victims-What Can You Do To Avoid Identity Theft & Other Harms??

The latest breach of up to 18 million or more federal government employee files held by US OPM is an example of everything that's wrong with data security and data breach response mechanisms today. Agencies and companies hold too much information for too long and don't protect it adequately. Then, they wait months before informing victims. Then, they make things worse by offering weak, short-term help such as credit monitoring. Our main message: your best protection against identity theft is the security freeze, not the often-offered, under-achieving credit monitoring. Unfortunately, the potential harms from data breaches such as the OPM breach are much broader than identity theft.

Issue | Budget

Transparent & Accountable Budgets

As we grapple with difficult decisions to make ends meet, we need enhanced transparency to guide both citizens and public officials toward making better-informed and responsible decisions.

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We found 24 potentially hazardous toys

For almost 30 years, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has conducted an annual survey of toy safety, which has led to more than 150 recalls and other regulatory actions over the years, and has helped educate the public and policymakers on the need for continued action to protect the health and wellbeing of children. 2014 marked our 29th release of the Trouble in Toyland report which highlights 24 potentially hazardous toys and includes tips for keeping children safe from the toys you already own. These toys are only examples. Other hazards may exist.

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The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is threatening these lifesaving medicines. Call on big restaurants to do their part and stop buying meat raised with critical antibiotics.

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