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Urge Your Representative to Support the FAIR Act to end forced arbitration

The US House is set to vote tomorrow, Friday, September 20 on HR 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. This bill would end forced pre-dispute arbitration in contracts between consumers and corporations, including nursing homes and assisted living communities. You can read the bill here.

Tell your representative to vote yes to stop this practice which deprives residents and other long-term care consumers of their right to seek justice in court before an impartial judge or jury when they are harmed. If you’ve already contacted your representative, thank you so much for your advocacy!
Forced pre-dispute arbitration is a legal process in which a consumer is essentially forced to agree, before a dispute arises, to have the issue settled by one or more arbitrators who decide the outcome. Forced pre-dispute arbitration takes advantage of long-term care consumers at their most vulnerable, stacks the deck against them, restricts consumer choice, hides poor care, and lessens provider accountability.  Go to https://theconsumervoice.org/issues/issue_details/arbitration to learn more about this issue.
Help protect consumers from these harmful agreements! 

Send the message below to your Representative by tomorrow, September 20 to vote in favor of the FAIR Act.  We encourage you to edit the letter to indicate who you are (e.g. long-term care ombudsman, family member, etc.) and add your own reason why this issue is important or personal story related to the issue.

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