Who We Are

Consumer Watchdog is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics. We deploy an in-house team of public interest lawyers, policy experts, strategists, and grassroots activists to expose, confront, and change corporate and political injustice every day, saving Americans billions of dollars and improving countless lives.

For decades Consumer Watchdog has been the nation’s most aggressive consumer advocate, taking on politicians of both parties and the special interests that fund them.

You can also read about our recent victories and goals by viewing this PDF of this feature produced by the team at the Sacramento News & Review.

Our History

In 1985, consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield founded Consumer Watchdog (originally the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights) as a California-based organization to conduct research and public education around issues of consumer protection and political reform. Over the years, Consumer Watchdog has fought to save consumers more than $100 billion on their auto insurance, exposed and changed the inhumane practices of health insurance companies, prevented oil companies from ripping off motorists, won privacy protections for consumers and blocked taxpayer bailouts of utility companies.

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Contact Us

By e-mail: admin @ consumerwatchdog.org
By phone: (310) 392-0522
By mail: 2701 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 112 • Santa Monica, CA 90405
D.C. Office: 413 E. Capitol St., SE, First Floor • Washington, D.C. 20003