CCM represents the interests of individual consumers collectively by participating in utility rate cases before the Public Service Commission and the courts. We advocate in coalition with other groups on public policy issues affecting consumers, both large and small.
The cycle of debt often caused by payday loans, car title loans and other consumer installment loans and the growing number of people with out a checking or savings account -- the "unbanked" -- are of deep concern to CCM and our allies in the struggle to reform state lending laws and provide banking products and practices that work for all Missourians.
CCM has been working closely with a national group, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (C.A.R.S.), in support of a bill being filed in the U.S. Senate to prevent rental car companies from renting recalled cars until they are repaired. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), chair of the Commerce Committee's Consumer Protection Subcommittee, will hold a hearing on the bill. Meanwhile, unrepaired recalled cars have shown up for sale on used car dealers' lots in St. Louis.