U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.
Right now U.S. PIRG is fighting to defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from legislation that would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the CFPB as we know it.
The CFPB is the first federal agency devoted to protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. You may recall that in in 2016 the CFPB held Wells Fargo accountable for unfair treatment of its customers. The enforcement action the CFPB took against Wells Fargo was one of many times the CFPB has required banks and other financial companies to pay fines and compensate customers for wrongdoing.
In order to mobilize widespread support to protect the CFPB, U.S. PIRG is hiring people who are passionate about advocating for our citizen’s best interests.
U.S. PIRG fellows work hard to advocate for the public interest — whether it’s by developing campaigns, building coalitions, mobilizing and organizing the public, showcasing our work online and in the media, or making our case directly to decision makers.