Great post on The Wonk Room from guest blogger Lisa Gilbert, a Democracy Advocate for U.S. PIRG, on the Supreme Court's overreach in the Citizens United case, which may roll back a century of limits on corporate campaing spending. Visit DontGetRolled.org to learn more and Pledge to Protest on September 9th!
Wide support exists across party lines for Arbitration Fairness Act; consumers, employees from around U.S. lobby lawmakers today
Washington, DC – Americans widely oppose corporations using mandatory binding arbitration clauses in the fine print of consumer and employment contracts, according to national polling of likely voters conducted by Lake Research Partners.
Forced arbitration clauses are hidden in the fine print of everything from cell phone, home, credit card and retirement account terms of agreement to employment and nursing home contracts. Just by taking a job or buying a product or service, consumers and employees are forced to give up their right to take their case to court if they are harmed by a corporation.