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We must not leave farmworker women out of the harassment discussion

norma.jpgNorma Flores López is a member of the National Consumers League's Board of Directors. She is also the Governance and Collaboration/Development Manager of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project.

Today’s headlines and top hashtags are showing that a powerful movement is building, and its being led by women.

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Holiday shopping? Some strategies to consider if you are concerned about child labor

maki.jpgWith the holidays approaching and many Americans scrambling to buy presents, we get many questions from consumers who are interested in shopping responsibly. Newly released data suggests that there are about 40 million individuals in forced labor and 152 million children who are trapped in child labor around the world today. How can one avoid buying products that may contribute to this rampant exploitation?

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NCL encouraged by FDA Commissioner Gottlieb’s comments on Alzheimer’s Disease guidance development

In August 2017, the National Consumers League, WomenAgainstAlzheimer's, AARP, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, and several other women's health advocacy organizations met with Dr. Janet Woodcock, FDA’s Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), to discuss treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). 

 

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The not-so-secret war on consumer protection

SG_headshot_92_2017.jpgThis blog post was originally published in the Huffington Post.

While the public is laser-focused on the fate of healthcare, consumer advocates are watching with horror as Congress works to unravel, piece by piece, many long-standing consumer protections, taking actions that favor big industry over the little guy. With the backing of industry, federal legislators are attacking rules that protect seniors from ripoffs and scams and blocking agencies from using their powers to prevent illegal activity or set sensible safety standards.

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