CFC proudly supports AB 375 (CA Broadband Internet Privacy Act)

Learn More at our AB 375 campaign website Read our press release. Follow news coverage of AB 375 Featured image: Wikimedia/Tony Webster under Creative Commons Sharealike 4.0

Fake celebrity skin care ads dupe consumers with ‘Free Trial’ offers

by David Emory, Snopes

Flickr: MoorMoney // CC 2.0

The perpetrators use networks of bogus web sites, social media, and e-commerce technology to trick users into ordering “free trials” of supposedly celebrity-endorsed products, only to find they’ve unknowingly signed up to receive regular shipments for which they’re automatically charged on a monthly basis. Read More ›

CFC supports good government and privacy protection (SB 244)

CFC supports SB 244 (Lara), which prohibits state and local agencies from collecting and recording personal information, or disclosing any record containing personal information, for any purpose other than administering public services or programs. Our 5/22/17 letter to Senate Appropriations Our 4/11/17 support letter to the Senate … Read More ›

CFC strongly supports the Shutoff Reduction Act (SB 598)

Utilities frequently use disconnection as a debt collection strategy when customers can’t pay their bills. The results are often a worsening of medical conditions, reduced household safety, and homelessness. SB 598 (Hueso) the Shutoff Reduction Act prohibits shutoffs to residents suffering life-threatening medical conditions. Our 5/22/17 letter … Read More ›

CFC supports the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (SB 258)

SB 258 (Lara) would bring transparency to cleaning product labeling, helping consumers make informed choices. Read More ›

CFC supports SB 66, which closes tax loophole for corporate misbehavior

SB 66 (Wieckowski) will close a tax loophole that allows corporations to write off punitive damages paid out when they violate the law. Courts inflict punitive damages when violations are especially egregious, and California should end this corporate welfare that alleviates consequences for bad behavior. 5/15/17 Senate … Read More ›

CFC supports ending gender wage discrimination (AB 168)

AB 168 (Eggman) is an important bill that helps to eliminate gender wage discrimination in California by prohibiting employers from using salary history to set employee wages. American women make 80% of what their male counterparts make. This practice will only perpetuate if employers continue basing starting … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 940

CFC supports AB 940 (Weber), which requires that whenever a resident of a long-term health care facility receives notice of a discharge, a copy of that notice must be sent to the local long-term care ombudsman within 24 hours. California’s 35 local long-term care ombudsmen are the … Read More ›

CFC opposes AB 1679 which undermines protections against insurers’ steering auto repairs to captive body shops

AB 1679 would undercut recent regulations promulgated by the California Department of Insurance that went into effect in March 2017. The regulations afford protections to claimants against being improperly steered toward an insurer’s preferred auto body repair facility, and implement standards to make sure that insurers are … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 502 to compensate victims of elder financial abuse

AB 502 (Waldron) would establish a three year pilot program to allow victims of elder or dependent adult financial abuse to receive compensation from California’s Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). CFC 5/22/17 letter to Assembly Appropriations CFC 3/31/17 letter of support Learn more Check votes Updates 4/26/17 Placed … Read More ›

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