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Massachusetts Elections Were a Success -- Advocates Applaud Election Officials

In the midst of a global pandemic, voters in Massachusetts set a record for the highest turnout election cycle in history,  and they were able to do so in a safe, secure, and accessible election. The Election Modernization Coalition thanks and applauds legislators and election officials across the Commonwealth for working tirelessly to ensure that Bay Staters could make their voice heard. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force

President-elect Joe Biden has announced the group of top health experts who will advise the incoming administration on efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.  

News Release | MASSPIRG

Massachusetts House Passes the Children and Firefighters Protection Act

Boston, MA--In a move which could soon lead to more protection for firefighters and families, and improved public health and safety for Massachusetts residents, a crucial bill moved through the House of Representatives and over to the Senate this week.   The Children and Firefighters Protection Act - H.4900, would enact a ban on certain flame retardants, prohibits the manufacture, sale or importation of any children’s product, bedding, carpet, window covering or residential upholstered furniture containing one of the 11 flame retardant chemicals named in the bill. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

CFPB Approves Modified Final Debt Collection Rule

On Friday, the CFPB released a modified final version of its Debt Collection Rule, although it delayed action until December on one of its most controversial provisions, allowing collection of  time-barred zombie debt. A statement by Consumer Program Associate Lucy Baker follows.

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