Consumer advocates will converge on Congress, but don’t expect GOP to see the light


More than 100 consumer advocates and lawyers will meet throughout the day with lawmakers and staff members.
Column (NATIONAL)

David Lazarus
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
November 14, 2017
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Tags: Consumer Protection, Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)


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More than 100 consumer advocates and lawyers will meet throughout the day with lawmakers and staff members.

“The banks and financial industry have a lot more access than we do,” said Lauren Saunders, associate director of the National Consumer Law Center, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that focuses on the legal rights of low-income people. “It’s important for us to show up too.”

These have been challenging days for consumers as a Republican-controlled Congress and the nation’s first billionaire-in-chief have moved aggressively to undo safeguards put in place by the Obama administration.