We are your all volunteer Hawai'i consumer rights organization continuing the constant battle to protect you and your family from the often rapacious actions of the enormous monied corporations that have such great influence & control over our very lives.
Access to affordable health care, the insurance companies & banks, the petroleum & electric companies, Time-Warner (Oceanic Cable) and the the cell phone industry -- just to name a few of the truly challenging social justice and consumer issues we've tackled during that past 18 years. We've won some really big battles and have obviously lost some -- but we continue to persevere. Changing public policy related to issues where so much money is involved takes time and great patience.
As but one example, if you had car insurance in Hawai'i before 1997, you can well appreciate our successful 30-month political battle (1995-1997) for auto insurance reform. Hawaii's car insurance rates dropped from the 2nd highest in the nation to #20 in 1999 because of our work. Read the 1999 Pacific Business News story HERE.
Because of this landmark reform, in 2012 Hawai`i was rated "the third most-affordable in the nation". Read the 07-31-12 Honolulu Star-Advertiser article, We've got you covered: Car insurance rates are among the lowest in the nation, a report finds. HERE. NOTE: You will need to open up your browser window for more easy reading.
This and many other dramatic, positive changes in numerous important
public-policy issues are directly the result of our work to inform, organize and involve Hawaii's enlightened consumers. We cannot do such heavy political lifting alone.
Please join us and support the work. In this era of uncaring, rapacious multi-national corporations, we need your active participation more than ever.
CONTACT US HERE
email to Scott Foster
Communications Director, Advocates For Consumer Rights Honolulu, Hawai`i