We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that relies on membership dues, grants and donations to fund daily operations and programs. To remain unbiased and nonpartisan, we do not fund or endorse political candidates or campaigns nor do we take money from special interest groups.
We strive to educate consumers by publishing news and information on our website and social media, attending public events, hosting and organizing public outreach programs, working with partner groups on common core issues, and through interviews with state and national media. We charge nothing for these services, though tax-deductible donations are certainly helpful and appreciated.
We are a consumer resource. While we do not directly represent individual consumers on specific issues, we are able to direct them to government agencies suited to specific needs. We also look for trends in the consumer marketplace and take action on behalf of consumers when we spot an issue.
We play a vital role in educating and protecting consumers through trust-building, transparency, and consistency in business practices. In working with some of the nation's other trusted consumer organizations, we have the opportunity to provide the consuming public with the information they need to remain safe and informed in our ever-changing marketplace.