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.

Michael McCauley, Media Director

Michael has been on Consumers Union’s staff since January 2000. He works out of Consumers Union’s west coast office in San Francisco and is currently the Media Director for CU’s Safe Patient Project and Financial Services Campaigns. Prior to joining CU, Michael was the Communications Director for Greenbelt Alliance, a San Francisco Bay Area land conservation and urban planning nonprofit. Before moving to California, Michael was the Media Director for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and Research Director for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, both in Washington, D.C. He has over 20 years of experience as a public interest advocate, primarily in media relations.

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