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National Consumers League

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is an American consumer organization. The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues.

NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.

Sally Greenberg, formerly a senior attorney at Consumers Union (CU), is the executive director of the National Consumers League. Effective October 1, 2007, Greenberg succeeds Linda F. Golodner who will retire as president after 24 years of service. Greenberg has worked with members of Congress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, other federal agencies, the media and consumer safety organizations to shape policy on such issues as product safety, auto safety, and legal and liability reform.

Current NCL educational campaigns include:

Choose To Lose, NCL's brand new survey conducted by Harris Interactive finds that while many Americans think they’re “lighter” than they are, most are not being told by a doctor they need to lose weight.

NCL's 2007 Five Worst Teen Jobs warns youth and parents about the dangers of some summer jobs. Over one million youth have been injured on the job since the release of the NIOSH Report on Deficiencies in Federal Child Labor Protections.

Live Well With Asthma, an educational campaign that includes survey findings on American asthma sufferers.

Second annual Corporate Social Responsibility survey conducted with Fleishman-Hillard Inc, examined the expectations that the public has of corporate America and the factors that drive those beliefs and attitudes.

NCL programs include:

LifeSmarts (www.lifesmarts.org), the ultimate consumer challenge is an educational opportunity that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for this knowledge.

NCL's Fraud Center's (www.fraud.org) mission is to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud, and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily.

The Child Labor Coalition (www.stopchildlabor.org) is an international organization committed to strengthening child labor protections both in the United States and abroad.

The SOS Rx Coalition (www.sosrx.org) is a partnership of more than 75 organizations working to make the outpatient use of medicines safer. Our voice is national and our actions evidence-based.

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