CUFF is the brainchild of longtime progressive blogger and Democratic organizer Susie Madrak.

We are funded completely by our members. Your participation in our mailing list will fund outreach and advertising to expand our membership, to get to a size where legislators are forced to listen.

We use email petitions to grow our email list, and thus our membership. This is a standard practice.

We are NOT an organization that helps members with specific consumer problems — i.e. a defective product. We will lobby for better laws that make don’t make it so easy for corporations to get away with it.

While we will happily lobby against Democrats if they attempt to pass legislation we feel is egregiously anti-consumer, we still believe the Democrats are much friendlier to consumers than the Republican party — but that’s only by comparison. Democrats sometimes seem to have forgotten their pro-consumer past, and we intend to remind them.