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The Consumer Choice Center is the consumer advocacy group supporting lifestyle freedom, innovation, privacy, science, and consumer choice. The main policy areas we focus on are digital, mobility, lifestyle & consumer goods, and health & science.
Regulators on local, national, and supranational levels keep regulating more and more areas of consumers’ lives. This leads to less consumer choice and makes products more expensive.
The CCC empowers consumers to raise their voice in media, the Internet, and on the streets and facilitates activism towards a more empowered consumer.
The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We monitor closely regulatory trends in Washington, Brussels, Ottawa, Brasilia, London, Geneva, and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice.
The Consumer Choice Center was launched in February 2017 as a project of the pro-liberty organization Students For Liberty. In 2020, the CCC later fully spun off and became an independent 501(c)(4) organization based in the United States.
In 2017, we held launch events in both Brussels, Belgium, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Currently, we have staff members in the United States, Canada, Peru, Brazil, and the European Union, and policy fellows around the world.
As an independent nonprofit organization, the Consumer Choice Center is dependent on funding from private donors. As described in our Code of Ethics, we strictly maintain editorial independence and do not give our funders any influence on editorial decisions.
Our support comes from corporations, individuals, and foundations. We have a tiered membership model available to members who support us on a yearly basis, equaling silver, gold, and platinum status. These members donate anywhere between $10 to $50 a year to support our work and mission (and in cryptocurrencies).
In the past, we have received funding from multiple industries such as energy, fast moving consumer goods, airlines, manufacturing, digital, healthcare, chemicals, banking, cryptocurrencies, and fin-tech. Among our many funders we are proud to count the Atlas Network (foundation), the Wayland Group (Cannabis), Canaccord (Banking), Japan Tobacco International (which co-sponsored our launch event in Brussels), the Supreme Cannabis Company, the Geneva Network, the Electric Hand-Dryer Association (corporation), British American Tobacco (corporation) for their support of our tobacco harm reduction advocacy, and the Atlas Project (corporation).
In 2017, we received seed funding from Students For Liberty (SFL) to start our operations in Europe and Canada.
You can find the latest list of our staff members and our associated fellows on our staff page.
We define Consumer Choice as a state in which consumers have a wide choice among different products, innovations, and price classes. Prohibitive laws, protectionist measures, and indirect taxes are the main ways how Consumer Choice becomes limited.
The CCC works currently with thousands of consumers and partner organizations in the United States, the European Union and its Member States, Canada, Brazil, Nigeria, countries in Latin America, Ukraine, Israel, Georgia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and many more.
We closely monitor trends in consumer regulation and comment on these in traditional media, social media and engage with policymakers and regulators in order to warn how respective regulations can harm the choice of consumers.
We also actively invite consumers to submit issues to us. While we try to shed light on as many issues as possible, we usually pick select pressing issues, secure funding, and run larger awareness campaigns on these.
The CCC has run campaigns on legalized cannabis across Canada and the United States, evidence-based policy making in Europe’s agriculture and food supply, protecting Diesel-owners of reactionary policies, the soda tax in Montréal, sugar taxes across Canada, a consumer-oriented energy policy in the European Union, Brand Freedom in the Republic of Georgia, tariffs in the United States, transparency in the European Union, allowing innovations in agriculture that would bring down food prices for consumers, and more.
We are actively contributing to the debate through traditional media (opinion articles, radio, TV, and press releases), infographics and videos through our own social media channels, grassroots activism, organizing roundtable events, conducting consumer polls, and by testifying in committees of legislatures or workshops hosted by regulators, stakeholders, and partner organizations.
The Consumer Choice Center welcomes questions.