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Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

We fight for openness and democratic accountability in government, for the right of consumers to seek redress in the courts; for clean, safe and sustainable energy sources; for social and economic justice in trade policies; for strong health, safety and environmental protections; and for safe, effective and affordable prescription drugs and health care.

We have six divisions and one state office. To learn more about each of the divisions and our Texas office, click on the links below.

Public Citizen's accomplishments since its founding more than 30 years ago include forcing the carcinogenic product Red Dye #2 off the market, securing the release of the Nixon White House tapes, helping to organize massive protests against the World Trade Organization and publishing the best-selling Worst Pills, Best Pills. Click here to view a detailed timeline of the organization's achievements.


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AutoSafety Group led by Public Citizen President, Joan Claybrook Texas State Office led by Smitty Health Research Group led by Dr. Sidney Wolfe Global Trade Watch led by Lori Wallach Critical Mass and Environmental Program led by Wenonah Hauter Congress Watch lead by Frank Clemente

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