National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse ( or (617) 542-8010; or Olivia Wein (

“FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been a steadfast champion of the most vulnerable in our society. She has been a leader on so many consumer issues, but in particular in modernizing Lifeline and addressing prison phone abuses. Commissioner Clyburn is a compassionate and passionate public servant who has been an inspiration, and her voice will be missed on the FCC.”


Since 1969, the nonprofit National Consumer Law Center® (NCLC®) has used its expertise in consumer law and energy policy to work for consumer justice and economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people, including older adults, in the United States. NCLC’s expertise includes policy analysis and advocacy; consumer law and energy publications; litigation; expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates. NCLC works with nonprofit and legal services organizations, private attorneys, policymakers, and federal and state government and courts across the nation to stop exploitative practices, help financially stressed families build and retain wealth, and advance economic fairness.