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

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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Georgia Watch files amicus brief in support of family in Atlanta Gas Light Company case
Georgia Watch files amicus brief in support of family in Atlanta Gas Light Company case

September 30, 2020 – Georgia Watch filed an amicus brief yesterday in support of the Petition...

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COVID-19 Stakeholder Interview: Liz Coyle, Georgia Watch
COVID-19 Stakeholder Interview: Liz Coyle, Georgia Watch

In a COVID-19 Stakeholder Interview, Liz Coyle discusses the numerous challenges consumers are...

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Woman’s routine procedure lands her with massive unexpected bill — why a new law may not help her
Woman’s routine procedure lands her with massive unexpected bill — why a new law may not help her

By Justin Gray – WSB-TV (Watch Now) An unexpected medical bill put an Atlanta woman’s...

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Georgia Power offers new Pay by Day program; reaction from statewide consumer group
Georgia Power offers new Pay by Day program; reaction from statewide consumer group

By JoAnn Merrigan – WSAV SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – If you are looking for a new payment...

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Plant Vogtle opponents seeking faster review of cost to customers
Plant Vogtle opponents seeking faster review of cost to customers

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service – The Griffin Daily News ATLANTA —...

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Advocating for Energy Equity at EMCs
Advocating for Energy Equity at EMCs

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Georgians now face high unemployment rates and increased...

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Better Call Harry: Deadline nears for end of $600 federal unemployment supplement
Better Call Harry: Deadline nears for end of $600 federal unemployment supplement

By Harry Samler – CBS46 (Watch Now) ATLANTA, Ga. — Fred Stein is a furloughed...

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Georgia Power Shut-Off Freeze Ends As Summer Heats Up And Pandemic Drags On
Georgia Power Shut-Off Freeze Ends As Summer Heats Up And Pandemic Drags On

By Molly Samuel – WABE (Listen Now) Wykeisha Howe said she knows how to be thrifty. “I try...

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