Coalition for Sensible Safeguards

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The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards is a network of consumer, small business, labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental, and public interest groups and concerned individuals that have joined together in the shared belief that the United States' system of regulatory safeguards provides a stable framework that secures citizens' quality of life and paves the way for a sound economy that benefits all citizens. To that end, the coalition provides the information, resources, and strategic capacity to allow citizens to explain, defend, and advocate for the country’s system of public protections.[1]

An information sheet explaining the Coalition states:

Federal regulations dealing with food and consumer products, safe air and drinking water, healthy working conditions, equal opportunity, and reliable financial structures, for example, protect all of us from harm. Failure to provide adequate safeguards diminishes economic well-being, undermines public health and safety, and allows special interests to escape accountability for their actions. Wall Street and big corporations have benefitted from this failure at the expense of average Americans. Both special interests and government must be held accountable to ensure that federal regulations are sensible, effective, and enforced.[2]

Member organizations

The following organizations are members of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (partial list):

America (UAW)

Sourcewatch resources

External resources


Contact is through webform or the following phone number: OMB Watch at 202-234-8494


  1. Coalition for Sensible Safeguards About Us, organizational website, accessed December 2, 2011
  2. Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Description (pdf), description sheet, accessed December 2, 2011
  3. Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Members List, updated as of November 10, 2011, accessed December 2, 2011