Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

Our team
Anna Laitin
Director, Financial Policy

Anna leads Consumer Reports’ policy efforts to ensure that consumers have access to a safe, transparent, and accountable financial marketplace. She comes to CR from Capitol Hill, where she served in major House and Senate committee staff positions for the past 14 years. An experienced Hill veteran, Anna is known for her expertise on a wide array of consumer protection issues.

At the start of her Capitol Hill career, Anna spent seven years working for Representative Henry Waxman’s committee staffs.  As a professional staff member at the House Energy and Commerce Committee, she focused on issues ranging from financial policy to auto safety, and from privacy to federal agency oversight.  During that time, Anna played a key role in negotiating the legislation that created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  In 2010, Anna joined the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee under Senator Jay Rockefeller, again focusing on a wide range of consumer protection issues.  In May 2014, Anna became Legislative Director for Senator Claire McCaskill, who was then serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection.  Anna holds a Masters degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

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