It’s time to take a stand

Is your name on this list?

It’s a list of the individuals who have supported this site this year. If you’re on it, you’ve already taken a stand, and I’m very grateful for that.

If it isn’t, I hope you’ll consider adding your name. Read more “It’s time to take a stand”

What if Elliott Advocacy fails? (P.S. I know we won’t)

Here’s a question I’ve been reluctant to ask during our spring fundraiser, but it demands to be answered: What if Elliott Advocacy fails? Read more “What if Elliott Advocacy fails? (P.S. I know we won’t)”

What happens when consumer advocates are fired

You’re fired!

No one likes to hear those words. But when people like Kathleen Engel and Judith Fox are on the receiving end of them, it can have a profound effect on the rest of us. Read more “What happens when consumer advocates are fired”

This is what an advocacy site for grown-ups looks like

If you want to know what an advocacy site for grown-ups looks like, you’ve come to the right place.

For example, have you checked out our comments recently? I just did. They were thoughtful, helpful, and respectful. I kept looking, and it occurred to me that comments aren’t the only thing that have changed. The site is different. Read more “This is what an advocacy site for grown-ups looks like”

I’ve never told anyone these advocacy secrets

The near-death experiences. The lawsuits we should have lost. The cases we won, even though we had no case.

I have stories to tell, and as our spring fundraiser gets under way, I’m going to tell them. The reason? I hope you’ll understand how fragile this site is — and how dependent it is on the support of readers like you. Simply put, I can’t do this without you. Read more “I’ve never told anyone these advocacy secrets”