MATTESON, Ill. — State Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, D-Matteson, will continue to defend Illinois consumers as chair of the House Consumer Protection Committee.
“Fraud, deception and unfair business practices can seriously damage a person’s financial situation, leading to years of economic hardship for our most vulnerable consumers,” Meyers-Martin said. “In Illinois, we do not tolerate misleading and dishonest business conduct or scammers that cheat people out of their hard-earned money. As the chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, I will use the full weight of my position to reduce fraud, scams and other dangers to Illinois consumers.”
Meyers-Martin plans on cracking down on unsafe products and deceptive business practices that mislead consumers and threaten their physical and financial safety. From pharmaceuticals to telemarketing and more, the committee will explore legislative solutions to the complex challenges and dangers consumers face every day.
“Consumer protection issues have a disproportionately negative impact on communities of color, so our work must be centered around racial equity and inclusion,” Meyers-Martin said. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues on the committee to stand up and defend the health, safety and economic security of all Illinoisans.”