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CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, U.S. PIRG CONSUMER WATCHDOG
U.S. PIRG is currently looking for an experienced campaign director to warn the public about threats to their health, safety and financial security; empower consumers to protect themselves; and advance public policy.
Too often in the pursuit of economic growth, companies develop products, use technologies, and implement practices that put consumers’ health, safety, or security at risk. In just the last few years:
Equifax exposed the private personal and financial information of 147 million people
Volkswagen defrauded consumers by cheating on diesel air quality standards
The nuclear industry received multi-billion dollar ratepayer bailouts
Wells Fargo created millions of fake customer accounts
Loopholes have let unsafe drugs hit the market, killing some patients
Multiple outbreaks of E. coli have been linked to Romaine lettuce
Even well-informed consumers struggle to navigate problems such as these. That’s where the PIRG Consumer Watchdog comes in. We’re looking for an experienced campaigner to lead our investigations into threats to consumers’ safety and health; use multichannel communication to warn the public about these threats; develop new tools to empower consumers to protect themselves; and, advocate for strong public protections.
For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers about how to protect themselves and their rights. Our annual Trouble in Toyland report has warned millions of parents about dangerous toys for sale, lead to the recall of more than 150 toys, and helped establish landmark product safety laws. Our recent investigation into deadly inclined sleepers still in use at daycares contributed to new product safety laws. And, our work on food recall trends has been featured on major media outlets across the country. Despite our progress, numerous threats still exist.