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CONSUMER FEDERATION OF CALIFORNIA ENDORSES KATIE PORTER FOR U.S. SENATE

February 6, 2024

For Immediate Release; February 6, 2024 SACRAMENTO, CA – The Consumer Federation of California today announced that it has endorsed Congresswoman Katie Porter (D – Irvine) for the open California seat in the United States Senate. “After seeking interviews with all three major Democratic candidates the Consumer …

Critics Blast ‘Weak’ CA Best Interest Bill Speeding Toward Passage

January 19, 2024

Life Annuity Specialist || By Warren S. Hersch || January 19, 2019 Consumer advocates accuse state regulators of rushing passage of a “Frankenstein’s monster” largely written by the industry. Consumer advocates are pushing back against efforts to fast-track enactment of a California bill that its supporters pitch …

WHY IS THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER COLLUDING WITH LIFE INSURERS TO UNDERMINE CONSUMERS AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION?

January 17, 2024

The CA Dept. of Insurance is sponsoring a bill heavily influenced by life and annuity insurers that undermines what Biden’s Department of Labor has proposed to keep consumers away from unsuitable products Bill being rushed months before deadline harms consumers; no meaningful negotiations despite bill’s previously being …

Give now to support the Consumer Federation of California this Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2023

Help protect consumers on #GivingTuesday by giving generously to the Consumer Federation of California (CFC)!  CFC thanks YOU for all you do to help us help consumers. Today is a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. It’s a day when you can make a big impact on CFC’s …

Governor Newsom Signs a Number of Key Consumer Protection Legislation Sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California

October 17, 2023

Late Friday night California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law five bills sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California that help consumers avoid scams, junk fees, and enhance their rights over data that their in-vehicle cameras may capture. The five bills are: 1. SB 296 (Dodd) – …