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Nurses are protesting working conditions under coronavirus — and say hospitals aren’t protecting them

“We know that the CDC policy is built on shortage. It’s not built on proven evidence,” one expert said. Full article click here

The corrupt tax provision in the CARES Act: Rep. Doggett & Sen. Whitehouse

In a bill meant to provide relief to millions of Americans in need, those making millions were the ones who really benefited. To read the USA Today full article, click here

As economy struggles amid coronavirus, low-wage workers of color taking a major hit

NBC news article People of color make up a disproportionate share of workers in the industries where layoffs are the most intense and only expected to get worse.

Auto Insurers Are Making Windfall Profits from COVID-19; Consumer Advocates Call on Companies to Provide Refunds, Lower Premiums to Californians Who Have Stopped Driving

California Insurance Commissioner Petitioned to Take Action Sacramento – Automobile insurance companies are making windfall profits from Californians idled by the Coronavirus Stay at Home Orders and should refund or credit premiums to motorists, consumer advocates said today in a petition filed with the California Insurance Commissioner. … Read More ›

Insurers attack fair automobile rate regulations

Insurers create phony “groups” to favor wealthy motorists with lower rates. Consumer, senior, civil rights and community advocates are supporting a proposed California Department of Insurance regulation that would curb an industry abuse of automobile insurance rate fairness. The coalition sent a letter to the Assembly Insurance … Read More ›

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson pushes to end “pink tax”

Feb. 18, 2020 – Lindsay Zuchelli, KEYT ABC Channel 3 – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson is pushing to end the so-called “Pink Tax.” The senator, whose district covers Santa Barbara County and part of Ventura County, held a news conference Tuesday in Sacramento alongside Congresswoman Jackie Speier, … Read More ›

End the Pink Tax

SB 873 (Jackson) would make it unlawful to charge more for products marketed to women and girls. The Consumer Federation of California is co-sponsoring legislation that would ban the practice of charging more for products that are marketed to women and girls than is charged for substantially … Read More ›

Who’s looking at your DNA data? California lawmaker introduces genetic privacy bill

Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee – Feb. 14, 2020. A proposed California law would prohibit DNA testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe from sharing customer DNA information with outside parties without their consent.

U.S. charges 4 members of Chinese military in Equifax breach

Feb. 10, 2020 – Associated Press Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting firm and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of … Read More ›

Evenflo, Maker of the “Big Kid” Booster Seat, Put Profits Over Child Safety

February 6, 2020. Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan, Propublica.Internal video of side-impact tests shows that children could be injured or killed in Evenflo’s “Big Kid” booster seats. But the company continued to market them as “side-impact tested.”

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