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Consumer, nutrition groups urge Obama, Congress to update alcohol policies for the 21st Century

April 23, 2009
A coalition of public interest groups have called on Congress and the Obama Administration to overturn decades of inattention to the nation’s alcohol policies by finally issuing a useful final regulation to require standardized labeling information on beer, wine, and distilled spirits products and providing the government resources needed to address such pressing problems as underage drinking, binge drinking, and drunk driving.

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Wisconsin takes 2009 national LifeSmarts title

April 29, 2009
In a tough final match against the second-place team from Washington State’s Kittitas High School, the Wisconsin teens from Oconto High School outscored their opponents and did it with great sportsmanship. Teams from New Hampshire and Oklahoma placed third in the 15th annual LifeSmarts national championship in St. Louis.

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Testimonial advertising crossing the line into deception, says NCL

July 22, 2009
Appearing today before a Senate subcommittee, NCL called for stricter rules regarding the use of consumer and expert testimonials in advertising, pointing lawmakers and regulators to badly needed guidelines regarding disclosure by bloggers of compensation received for product and service reviews.

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Health reform: Good for consumers, good for America

July 31, 2009
In its longstanding tradition of advocating for accessible, affordable, quality health care for all Americans, NCL has called upon Congress to do whatever it takes to address America’s albatross: the lack of comprehensive health care coverage.

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NCL supports nomination of Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, urges Senators to confirm

August 6, 2009
The National Consumers League has called upon members of the Senate to support the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, pointing to her years of legal experience and her civic involvement as evidence of her unusual qualifications to sit on the nation’s highest court.

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NCL mourns loss of ‘hero and champion’ Senator Ted Kennedy, (1932-2009)

August 26, 2009
The National Consumers League mourns the death of hero and champion of the worker, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), NCL’s first Trumpeter Award recipient and friend to consumer advocates.

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National Consumers League launching 2009-2010 LifeSmarts year

September 9, 2009
Today marks the official start of the 16th season of LifeSmarts, an educational competition that tests middle school and high school students nationwide on real-life consumer issues through online quizzes and live contests.

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Consumer group sues General Mills for deceptive claims on Cheerios

September 10, 2009
In the interests in putting a stop to false and deceptive advertising, NCL is taking cereal giant General Mills to court for claiming that eating its cereal, Cheerios®, would reduce total and “bad” cholesterol.

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NCL praises DOL for new weapon in the fight against child labor

September 14, 2009
The Department of Justice has released a long-awaited report identifying more than 100 goods produced by child or forced labor in more than 50 countries around the world.

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2009 Trumpeter Awards: National Consumers League to honor Labor Secretary Solis, CBS News’ Kroft for careers in service

September 29, 2009
Bringing together a diverse group of representatives of labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries touched by the two advocates’ esteemed careers, NCL present its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, which was first given to Senator Edward in 1973.

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