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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
Chuck Bell
Programs Director, Advocacy

Charles Bell is Programs Director for the advocacy division of Consumer Reports. He works closely with CR advocates California, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C. on a wide range of consumer policy issues, including healthcare restructuring, financial services, energy, telecommunications, and the environment. He also engages in direct advocacy in the northeastern states on CR’s priority campaign issues, and works to develop grants, organizational collaborations, and events. He also manages the Colston E. Warne Program, which provides financial and technical support for U.S. and international consumer organizations.

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