- 6/1/17 CBS Evening News (2:01 runtime)- FCC ruling could allow marketing calls to go straight to your voicemail by Anna Werner which includes an interview with NCLC Senior Counsel Margot Saunders arguing that allowing ringless voice mail robocalls without consent and without being able to tell the sender to stop are a bad idea.
- 4/25/17 News 5 Cleveland, OH, Scripps TV, (2:32 runtime) “Leadership behind push to kill consumer protections for prepaid cards agreed to $53M FTC settlement” by Mark Greenblatt quotes Lauren Saunders on the need for prepaid card protections.
- 2/6/17 USA Today "Protect our troops, not Wall Street" op-ed by NCLC Associate Director Lauren Saunders urging President Trump to keep a strong CFPB and its director Rich Cordray.
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National Consumer Law Center and NACBA Laud CFPB for Stopping Illegal Practices by Student Loan Servicers and U.S. Dept. of Education Debt Collectors
(BOSTON) Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)for taking action against debt collectors and servicers who took advantage of student loan borrowers by making illegal garnishment threats and using illegal automatic default provisions in loan contracts.
(WASHINGTON) Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn have announced a Lifeline proposal for consideration by the Commission at its March 31, 2016 meeting. The proposal provides a thoughtful framework for modernizing the federal low-income telecommunications discount program to include affordable broadband Internet service. “Access to the Internet is a necessity, not a luxury, and low-income households need affordable, quality 21st century communications,” said National Consumer Law Center attorney Olivia Wein.
The undersigned groups represent a coalition of student, veteran, civil rights, consumer, and civil justice groups. We write to urge the Department of Education (Department) to protect students and taxpayers and prevent colleges from hiding fraud and other wrongdoing by adopting the recommendations of the citizen petition submitted to the Department by Public Citizen on February 24, 2016. Read More >>>
The undersigned organizations1 are writing to emphasize the importance of broadband access for veterans and to thus support the FCC’s proposed modernization of the Lifeline program and inclusion of veterans program in the Lifeline eligibility criteria.2 A modernized Lifeline program that provides a subsidy to help low-income veterans to obtain broadband Internet at home would be extremely valuable. Read More >>>