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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here’s a guide to your rights depending on how you pay

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

As we approach Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26 amidst a pandemic that is keeping many school children home for another academic year, we should take the opportunity to clean up our school buildings of toxic threats, including asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma.

Unnecessary costs for course materials, such as paying for access codes, are making a bad situation worse. 

Being proactive and demanding can help keep you and your family safe

From mask mandates to capacity limits, the largest public transit systems and ride share companies have new procedures

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Wondering if it’s safe to seek out care now? Here are three health care appointments you shouldn’t delay.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Congress must reject demands from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to use the pandemic as cover to achieve one of their long-standing goals: making it nearly impossible for workers and consumers to hold companies accountable when they fail to use reasonable care to keep their operations safe. When America does return to work consumers and workers must have peace of mind that businesses are taking reasonable steps to protect them. The bottom line is that when nobody is accountable, nobody is safe. Congress must enact an additional Covid relief package to help struggling consumers, but shouldn't include the Chamber's corporate lawsuit immunity demand, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) continues to include in his latest proposed pandemic package.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Good news: You may still be able to request a forbearance because of COVID-19

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects your ability to pay, here’s what you need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a whole new situation for college students. This guide outlines items that students should pack when they return to campus.