Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director
(617) 747-4319

Deirdre Cummings is MASSPIRG's legislative director, working to protect and enhance consumer rights, health care reforms and government accountability. Deirdre testifies before legislative and administrative committees on auto insurance reforms, proposals to lower prescription drug costs, close tax loopholes and promote government spending transparency. In addition, Deirdre oversees the Consumer Action Center in Weymouth which mediates consumer complaints and recovers approximately $130,000 a year to local victims of unfair, illegal or deceptive retail transactions. In the past, she has organized several ballot initiative campaigns, including the Recycling Initiative Campaign. Deirdre graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Consumer Economics, and has worked for MASSPIRG since 1986.

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