IMPACT AREAS

Financial Protection

Financial Protection

Through our Financial Protection Program (FPP), we focus on safeguarding consumer protections and issues that impact consumers’ wallets and quality of life, including identity theft, home foreclosure and predatory lending.

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Healthcare Access

Healthcare Access

The Health Access Program (HAP) seeks to ensure and expand access to safe and affordable healthcare for all Georgians through consumer empowerment, policy development and advocacy.

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Consumer Energy

Consumer Energy

The Consumer Energy Program (CEP) advocates on behalf of Georgia’s residential and small business customers in energy-related matters before Georgia’s Public Service Commission (PSC) and at the state capitol.

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Access to Civil Justice

Access to Civil Justice

We seek to protect the right to trial by jury and promote access to the courts for all Georgians, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or economic level.

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GEORGIA NEWS

Georgians Unlikely to See Six-Figure Utility Bills, But Freak Weather Could Still Bring Surprises
Georgians Unlikely to See Six-Figure Utility Bills, But Freak Weather Could Still Bring Surprises

Jim Burress – WABE (Listen Now) Horror stories keep coming in, of Texas residents lucky...

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Covid-19 Resilience – Community Voices: Adrianne Proeller, CHW
Covid-19 Resilience – Community Voices: Adrianne Proeller, CHW

By Puru Gaur, Georgia Watch Intern, Emory MPH Candidate Highlighting the Unequal Impacts of an...

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Better Call Harry: How accurate is Credit Karma?
Better Call Harry: How accurate is Credit Karma?

Want to hear about how you can protect your credit and keep an eye on your credit report during...

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WTOC Investigates: Pandemic fuels high-interest loan complaints, Georgia ranks No. 4 in the nation
WTOC Investigates: Pandemic fuels high-interest loan complaints, Georgia ranks No. 4 in the nation

By Jessica Savage – WTOC (watch here) SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Consumer advocates warn...

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Georgia Power pushing some customers into new rates; groups concerned
Georgia Power pushing some customers into new rates; groups concerned

By Matt Kempner – AJC For thousands of Georgia Power customers, it could get more...

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Just 39% of Americans could cover $1K emergency expense, report finds
Just 39% of Americans could cover $1K emergency expense, report finds

By JoAnn Merrigan – WSAV (Watch Now) SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The physical health of many...

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Georgia Power rate plan concerns critics
Georgia Power rate plan concerns critics

By Matt Kempner – Atlanta Journal-Constitution For thousands of Georgia Power customers...

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Georgia Power’s new rate program may raise prices for some residential customers
Georgia Power’s new rate program may raise prices for some residential customers

By David Pendered – Saporta Report Paycheck-to-paycheck workers may be especially...

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Rule to boost fintech companies could topple consumer protections, critics say
Rule to boost fintech companies could topple consumer protections, critics say

By Yamil Berard – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In 2018, Imo S. Okwu needed a quick...

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Millions of Americans risk losing power and water as massive, unpaid utility bills pile up
Millions of Americans risk losing power and water as massive, unpaid utility bills pile up

By Tony Romm – Washington Post This Tuesday marked 67 days of darkness for Kenneth Parson...

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