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The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."
-- President John F. Kennedy

Activist SpotlightRev. Lawrence Harris speaks out against crush rule.

"It’s time for citizens like us to be heard . . ." says Rev. Lawrence Harris about a dangerous roof crush rule.
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"Large fortunes will be
made, but larger fortunes
will be lost," says
Public Citizen volunteer
lawyer Lynn Hargis
of the "mistake of
gargantuan proportions"
on the repeal of the
Public Utility Holding
Company Act.
Volunteer Lynn Hargis

Take Two: Recommended Actions

  • Protect the health of women you know. Tell them not to use the Ortho Evra birth control patch. Get details and spread the word.
  • Your pressure on House of Representative members to replace the indicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is affecting the Republican leadership. Write now to restore accountability to the House.

Outrage of the Week:
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land where the poor give to the energy companies and the Senate plays the Queen of Hearts. Acting Energy Director Tyson Slocum rages. Listen now.
(mp3 file). Find out how your Senator voted and call. Stay informed on energy and other issues - click here.

Public Citizen Tells the FDA: Do Not Approve Diabetes Drug Pargluva.
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Protecting Your Rights in the Supreme Court. The U.S. Customs Service's deliberate destruction of a small business owner's computers sent Public Citizen's Litigation Group to the U.S. Supreme Court for the 50th time. Find out more.