What is a Consumer Advocate?

A consumer advocate is a ​person whose ​job is to protect and promote the welfare and rights of consumers, for ​example by giving ​advice, ​testing ​products or ​trying to ​improve ​laws ​relating to the ​sale of ​goods.

There are national consumer advocacy organizations, such as Consumers Union, Families USA, Community Catalyst and state-based organizations, such as Health Access California, Health Care for All Massachusetts and the Kentucky Equal Justice Center.