Citizen Direct
February 24, 2006
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"A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay." -- Amos Bronson Alcott

Activist SpotlightMeet Cris Feldman
Meet Cris Feldman - His main drive is "a gut feeling that the current political system is rigged."

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PCAN 11: Your favorite alerts

Issues with a Bullet: Which alerts are you and the Public Citizen Action Network (PCAN) taking action on the most? And which issue is breaking records right now? Find out in the PCAN 11. Then get updates on what you've accomplished, what's coming.

Feb. 28, 2006: Save the Date!
One Day.
Two Calls.
Your voice making a difference
in fighting corruption. 
Get Details

Serious Fun: Learn how
Corruption Watchdogs in
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware,
Hawaii, Michigan, Maine,
Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio,
Rhode Island, Virginia have gone
'virtual bird-dogging'.

Take Two: Recommended Actions

  • Are you steamed about Bush's plan to turn over operation of six U.S. ports to a company controlled by the United Arab Emirates? The real issue is that our government should prioritize our security over private profits and stop turning over critical public infrastructure to unaccountable corporate interests. Sign the petition to demand that Congress investigate port security now. 
  • Bush and Abramoff: New evidence shows George W. Bush knows disgraced former super-lobbyist -and admitted felon - Jack Abramoff. Write to release the photos that prove it.

Outrage of the Week:
Gordon Clark is outraged by the corruption, special interest money and languishing legislation for the needy. Listen in as he shares it and his plea for you to use yours. Then visit: Clean Up Washington. Missed an Outrage? Go here.

Secret industry research revealed that workers should have stronger protection from exposure to toxic chromium - but OSHA was not informed. Find out why in our Press Room.

Can you sue the Postal Service for injuries caused by the carelessness of letter carriers?  Public Citizen thinks so and so does the Supreme Court. Learn more.

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