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This page is intended as a public service, for Illinois residents especially.
download from www.consumersunion.org/other/g-action.htm
FREE CREDIT REPORT:
call toll-free 1-877-322-8228 or
download request form from www.annualcreditreport.com and mail to
Annual Credit Report Request Service
P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
a government website to guide you to accumulate wealth:
print your own copy of a health-screening checklist
Public Citizen Health Research Group Health Letter, August 2003:
“co-founded in 1971 by Ralph Nader and Sidney Wolfe in Washington, D.C. to fight for the public's health, and to give consumers more control over decisions that affect their health.” Published monthly, $18. www.citizen.org/hrg
test for lead in the water in your home - order a test kit from the nonprofit Clean Water Lead Testing Inc., a certified lab run by the Environmental Quality Institute at the University of North Carolina at Asheville
Crazy Horse Malt Liquor called by Crazy Horse Defense Project (Coop America's Real Living, Sept/Oct 2003)
manufacturer: Hornell Brewing Co.
(SBC Holdings (Stroh) has cut all ties with this alcohol and has issued a formal apology)
AriZona Iced Tea called by Crazy Horse Defense Project (see above)
manufacturer: Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons (Hornell Brewing Co.'s parent)
CRaZY HORSE clothing called by Crazy Horse Defense Project (see above)
manufacturer: Liz Claiborne
seller: JC Penney
ExxonMobil called by a group of environmental and social justice organizations
"[A] coordinated campaign in protest of petroleum giant ExxonMobil's efforts to cast doubts on the science of global warming and attempts to lobby for opening the still-pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling." http://www.emagazine.com/view/?2688
Resources for learning more to help yourself and others
Citizens Utility Board - http://www.citizensutilityboard.org/
"When the Illinois General Assembly created CUB in 1983, it gave the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization a clear mission: to represent the interests of residential utility customers across the state. The statute directs CUB to carry out that mission by intervening in ratemaking proceedings before the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), in the courts and before other public bodies and by providing consumers with information and assistance regarding their utility companies."
Co-op America - http://www.coopamerica.org/
"Co-op America's mission is to harnbess economic power -- the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace -- to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society."
Global Exchange - http://www.globalexchange.org/
"Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice. Since our founding in 1988, we have increased the US public's global awareness while building international partnerships for peace and democracy."