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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With Election Day coming up, here's a tip guide for what to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

The CDC implemented the eviction freeze on Sept. 4 to reduce the number of people on the streets who could get infected with and spread the COVID-19 virus. Landlords and other groups filed lawsuits attempting to strike down the halt on evictions, so the future of the policy remains uncertain.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The FDA doesn’t have the authority to stop retailers from selling dangerous over-the-counter products such as toxic hand sanitizer. Our safety system is broken, and we need to fix it. 

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Zack Szlezinger
Make Higher Education Affordable Campaign, Associate

Colleges all over the country have decided to open their doors to students, but reopening remains unsafe in nearly all states.

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Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

Only four out of 20 major chain stores studied still allow customers to shop without face coverings

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here’s a guide to your rights depending on how you pay

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

As we approach Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26 amidst a pandemic that is keeping many school children home for another academic year, we should take the opportunity to clean up our school buildings of toxic threats, including asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma.

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Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

From requiring masks, to blocking middle seats, to cleaning between flights, not all airlines are taking equal steps to protect passengers

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Gina Werdel
Make It Toxic Free, Associate

Wild fires in the West have created some of the worst air quality of anywhere in the world right now. This isn't just an issue for children or people with pre-existing conditions, it's a health risk for everyone.

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Cailyn Nagle
Director, Affordable Textbooks Campaign

The U.S. Department of Education is distributing $7 million in grants to support open textbook creation and adoption. Here's what you should know before you apply.