Unnecessary costs for course materials, such as paying for access codes, are making a bad situation worse. 

Being proactive and demanding can help keep you and your family safe

From mask mandates to capacity limits, the largest public transit systems and ride share companies have new procedures

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Allison Conwell
Advocate

As we have seen through the wildfires raging throughout the state, climate change and its devastating effects aren’t slowing down, and it costs Colorado a lot. But a big climate change solution can actually save us money--electric vehicles. We hosted a webinar with the City of Denver, Consumer Reports, and CALSTART to talk about the savings you can get when you switch from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles and available resources that make electric vehicles more affordable. Here’s some of the key things we covered: 

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Wondering if it’s safe to seek out care now? Here are three health care appointments you shouldn’t delay.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Congress must reject demands from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to use the pandemic as cover to achieve one of their long-standing goals: making it nearly impossible for workers and consumers to hold companies accountable when they fail to use reasonable care to keep their operations safe. When America does return to work consumers and workers must have peace of mind that businesses are taking reasonable steps to protect them. The bottom line is that when nobody is accountable, nobody is safe. Congress must enact an additional Covid relief package to help struggling consumers, but shouldn't include the Chamber's corporate lawsuit immunity demand, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) continues to include in his latest proposed pandemic package.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Good news: You may still be able to request a forbearance because of COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects your ability to pay, here’s what you need to know

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Danny Katz
Executive Director

In 2018, 77% of Colorado voters voted yes on Proposition 111 to cap payday loan APRs at 36%. Unfortunately, a proposed federal rule would allow lenders to bypass our protections and charge triple-digit rates again. This is a bad idea and a coalition of organizations, businesses, and state legislators agree.   

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a whole new situation for college students. This guide outlines items that students should pack when they return to campus.