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The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Network of investors working on public policy and education on such things as divesting from fossil fuels and reinvesting in more sustainable energy

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U.S. Department of Labor's List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for help enforcing laws that protect consumers, monitoring financial markets, understanding mortgage disclosure laws, researching consumer behavior, etc.

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Action Alerts

Products Removed From Recommended List

Sadly, Responsible Consumer can no longer recommend The Body Shop, because it has been bought out by L'Oreal.

Ask Hardware Stores to Offer Alternative Products for Rodent Control

In winter, mice and other rodents look for warm, cozy shelter, often in human shelters. Poisons and glue traps cause horrible suffering and threaten children and pets as well as wildlife. Poisons also affect other animals who eat the poisoned animals. Glue traps keep animals in agony for hours. Safe, humane products are available to control rodents (for example, Mr. McGregor's Fence and search Google). Please ask your local hardware store to carry these alternative products and discontinue poisons and cruel traps.

Verified Voting

Fair, honest, accurate elections are essential to everything works for: human rights, animal rights and welfare, and environmental protection. For any electoral system to be valid, the process and results must be transparent, and voters must have confidence their votes will be counted accurately. Such a situation does not exist when electronic voting machines are used that produce no paper trail and whose manufacturers will not allow inspection by independent experts. summarizes the issue, and provides information about what you can do to ensure your vote counts.

Tell the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act

There have been many allegations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does a poor job of enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act. Poultry is not even covered by the Act. The Humane Farming Association Campaign to Stop Slaughterhouse Abuse describes heartbreaking atrocities, related by USDA workers, that animals routinely go through in order to arrive looking and smelling clean and tasty on your dinner plate.