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Cordray To "Oblivious" CFPB: "Shield" Families From Economic Harms

By | Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Rich Cordray, the first director of the CFPB and author of a new book on his six years at its helm, has issued a powerful memo to its current director, Kathy Kraninger, urging her to stop "relaxing" duties on financial firms and to "lose no further time" in "shield[ing] households and families" from the "economic harms" they face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

No, all 50 governors shouldn't try to buy ventilators on their own

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

The federal government must show leadership, and coordinate hospital supplies such as masks and ventilators.

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) ordered all public gas, electricity, water and sewage utilities in the state of Illinois to cease disconnections and waive late fees until May 1, or until the state of emergency is lifted. Adopting these policies is an important step, but it's also important that utilities let customers know about these policies and how customers will be impacted by them.

My coronavirus testing story

By | Laura Deehan
Public Health Advocate

How limitations in testing hurt our ability to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, a blog from Laura Deehan, CALPIRG Public Health Advocate.

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