"To live means to buy, to buy means to have power, to have power means to have responsibility."
–Florence Kelley, first General Secretary,
National Consumers League
For more than 120 years, the National Consumers League has followed these founding principles: That the working conditions we accept for our fellow citizens should be reflected by our purchases, and that consumers should demand safety and reliability from the goods and services they buy.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, today NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.
NCL is home to numerous consumer education and protection programs, including: LifeSmarts, Child Labor Coalition, Fraud.org, Consumers for Safe CBD, and Script Your Future. NCL is a private 501(c)(3) organization.
National Consumers League Board of Directors
Cleo Manuel Stamatos
Consumer Mom, LLC
Greg Jefferson, Sr. AFL-CIO
Norma Flores López
Justice for Migrant Women
Consumers Council of Missouri
Levi Allen, United Mine Workers of America
Debra Berlyn, Consumer Policy Solutions
Sandra Engle, United Auto Workers
Richard Fiesta, Alliance for Retired Americans
Pastor Herrera, Jr., California State University-Northridge
Jane King, Chairperson Emerita
Rod Markham, Hemsley Fraser
Bridget Martin, Bank of Labor
Susanna Montezemolo, AARP
Robyn Robbins, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
Bob Russo, Consumers League of New Jersey
Sarah Sattelmeyer, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Aaron Shier, National Farmers Union
Brian Thorn, Communications Workers of America
Dominique Warren, Service Employees International Union