Tell Your Senators to Oppose Legislation that Makes Our Roads Less Safe


Tell your senators to oppose industry-sponsored legislation that would force us all to share the road with bigger, heavier, more dangerous trucks.

Please type your zip code into the box below. Then, please take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears. This greatly increases the likelihood that your message will make a difference.

Background


Mitch McConnell and other senators are trying to sneak through provisions to undermine vital truck safety laws.

  • They want to let a few giant trucking companies operate bigger and heavier trucks than those already making our roads so deadly.
  • They want to let already overworked truck drivers put in up to 82 hours in a single week.
  • They want to let trucking companies evade financial responsibility for crashes by maintaining insufficient insurance requirements that haven’t been updated since 1985!

Copyright © 2016 Public Citizen. All rights reserved. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation.
Learn More about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.


Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation

Together, two separate corporate entities called Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation, Inc., form Public Citizen. Both entities are part of the same overall organization, and this Web site refers to the two organizations collectively as Public Citizen.

Although the work of the two components overlaps, some activities are done by one component and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity. Public Citizen, Inc., an IRS § 501(c)(4) entity, lobbies Congress to advance Public Citizen’s mission of protecting public health and safety, advancing government transparency, and urging corporate accountability. Public Citizen Foundation, however, is an IRS § 501(c)(3) organization. Accordingly, its ability to engage in lobbying is limited by federal law, but it may receive donations that are tax-deductible by the contributor. Public Citizen Inc. does most of the lobbying activity discussed on the Public Citizen Web site. Public Citizen Foundation performs most of the litigation and education activities discussed on the Web site.

You may make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., Public Citizen Foundation, or both. Contributions to both organizations are used to support our public interest work. However, each Public Citizen component will use only the funds contributed directly to it to carry out the activities it conducts as part of Public Citizen’s mission. Only gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Individuals who want to join Public Citizen should make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., which will not be tax deductible.

To become a member of Public Citizen, click here.
To become a member and make an additional tax-deductible donation to Public Citizen Foundation, click here.