Citizen Direct: Insider Info for Public Citizen Activists
March 30, 2007          
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"Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the
politicians as a joke."
—Will Rogers   

Activist Spotlight

In the spotlight -- activist Jose Shiffino
Union organizer José Shiffino arranges community forums and visits home health care workers in his quest to help protect working families. Meet José.

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Find out if you are getting all the facts about your used car.

You may be getting taken for a ride. A 2006 lawsuit claimed that the company Carfax, which purports to provide "national" accident data on used cars, is missing information from 22 states and the District of Columbia. Public Citizen objected to a proposed settlement that wouldn't disclose these omissions or benefit consumers.  Learn more.

Does Bush Need MORE Free Rein?
Does Bush need any MORE authority? Stop Congress from giving him the "fast track" to greater trade authority.
ABSOLUTELY NOT, say 713 groups. 
Farm, labor and environmental groups are pushing back against Bush's effort to preserve "fast track" authority for enhanced trade powers.

Take Two: Recommended Actions

Outrage of the Week:
Your immediate and vocal outrage about Susan Dudley's nomination to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) made the alerts on her the fastest-growing and most acted on. Public Citizen's Robert Shull is STILL outraged - find out what he has to say about the Bush administration's latest trick with Susan Dudley. Listen in. (60-second mp3)

Bush’s Flex-Fuel Farce Will Not Improve Fuel Economy Standards. Get details in the Press Room. 

Who Did You Send to Public Citizen's Ethics Hall of Shame?
See how you voted. 

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